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Oven Baked Chicken Tenders

  • Author: Madeline
  • Prep Time: 15 mintues
  • Cook Time: 16 minutes
  • Total Time: 28 minute
  • Yield: 3 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Simple gluten free oven baked chicken tenders



  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken tenderloins (or breasts cut into tenders)
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup almond flour
  • 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika
  • Spray oil – I used avocado oil

** for dairy free chicken tenders use 1 cup almond flour and omit the parmesan cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 450F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place a wire rack on the baking sheet
  2. Whisk the egg in a shallow bowl
  3. In a separate shallow bowl combine the almond flour, parmesan cheese, salt, pepper and smoked paprika
  4. Bread the chicken tenders by dipping them in the egg then pressing into the almond flour mixture 
  5. Place on the wire rack on the baking sheet
  6. Once all tenders are breaded, spray on both sides with a spray oil – I used avocado
  7. Place in the oven to back at 450F for 13 minutes
  8. After 13 minutes, increase the oven heat to a broil without removing the tenders from the oven
  9. Leave the tenders to cook for 3 mores minutes and then remove from the tenders from the oven
  10. The internal temperature should be at least 165F
  11. Allow the chicken tenders to cool slightly and enjoy!

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