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Buffalo Keto Chicken Tenders

Yields8 ServingsPrep Time20 minsCook Time20 minsTotal Time40 mins

Buffalo Chicken Tenders! Crispy and juicy, flavorful and fast. They taste like restaurant quality, but you know exactly what ingredients are in them. Plus, no weird fry oil. I promise you, I’m not just saying that. These tenders really are that impressive and tasty.

Buffalo Keto Chicken Tenders

 1.25 lbs (~8 pieces) boneless, skinless chicken tenders
 2.50 cups (~150g) finely crushed pork rinds
 1.50 tsp ground thyme
 1.50 tsp paprika
 0.50 tsp garlic powder
 0.50 tsp salt
 0.25 tsp onion powder
 0.25 tsp black pepper
  tsp ground cayenne pepper
 0.75 cup hot sauce, divided
 0.25 cup mayonnaise
 2 eggs
 2 tbsp (1 oz) unsalted butter

Preheat oven to 425 degrees and place baking rack atop a foil-lined baking sheet. Generously coat baking rack in nonstick cooking spray.


Using paper towels, pat chicken tenders dry. Set aside.


In a small mixing bowl, combine crushed pork rinds, thyme, paprika, garlic powder, salt, onion powder, pepper, and cayenne pepper. Whisk together until fully incorporated. Transfer half of dry ingredients to a shallow dish, keeping remaining half of spices in mixing bowl.


In a separate small mixing bowl, whisk together 1 tbsp (15mL) hot sauce, mayonnaise, and eggs. One at a time, dip chicken tender into the egg mixture, then dredge chicken into dry ingredient mixture, flipping chicken tender over multiple times to fully bread chicken in dry ingredient mixture. Transfer breaded chicken to a prepared baking rack. After the first half of dry ingredients have been used, transfer remaining half to another shallow dish (this is done to avoid dry ingredients clumping together after coming into contact with egg mixture). Continue breading remaining chicken tenders.


Bake chicken tenders until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees, about 15 Minutes, depending on the thickness of chicken tender.


To a large pan over medium heat, melt butter. Add remaining ½ cup + 3 tbsp (165mL) hot sauce and stir into melted butter until well-incorporated. Add baked chicken tenders and toss until coated in sauce. Serve chicken tenders topped with blue cheese crumbles and chives.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1

Servings 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories 415
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 29.6g46%
Total Carbohydrate 0.9g1%

Dietary Fiber 0.3g2%
Protein 40.3g81%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.