The Best Crispy Avocado Oil Chicken Tenders for an easy paleo crispy chicken finger!
In May, I ate my first chicken finger in like 7 years and basically moaned at the table it was so good. And no, it wasn’t a chicken nugget from McDonald’s or something. It was an organic hormone-free chicken finger and it was fried in avocado oil and cassava flour. Dipped in this avocado sauce.
Needless to say it was the best thing ever and I dreamt of that chicken finger often wishing I had access to that restaurant still. But it was in Austin and I will be 100% eating there again sometime in my future, for SURE.
When I came home, Tessemae’s sent me their newest dressing, Organic Avocado Ranch, and I took that as a hint from above that I needed to try and recreate those dreamy chicken fingers.
So here we are. Making The Best Crispy Avocado Oil Chicken Tenders that you don’t even need a fryer for. I housed 4 of these chicken strips while testing the recipe for these. You are going to love them. I perfected the instructions to to ensure extra crispiness and “flour” coating on top. Thanks to the lady I met at the nail salon who taught me the secret to making the best chicken fingers. You have to DOUBLE DIP. Who wold have thought? You will see what I mean in the directions though.
These Crispy Avocado Oil Chicken Tenders got amazingly well with Tessemae’s Organic Avocado Ranch. This dressing (like most of Tessemae’s products) is Whole30 approved. There is no gluten, dairy, soy or added sugar! It’s made with basically all organic ingredients and even cage free egg yolks (THANK YOU!). Jord and I killed a bottle the first week we had it opened, you are going to love!
WHAT YOU NEED
Boneless chicken breasts or thighs
The Best Crispy Avocado Oil Chicken Tenders (paleo)
Yield: 3 people 1x
- 1 lb boneless chicken breasts or thighs cut into small pieces/strips
- 3/4 cup almond flour
- 1/2 cup arrowroot flour (tapioca also works)
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 2 eggs whisked
- Avocado oil (bring the bottle out!)
- Tessemae’s Avocado Ranch Dressing
- In a shallow medium bowl, mix together almond flour, tapioca flour, garlic powder, paprika
- In a small bowl whisk together the eggs
- in a large skillet, turn heat to medium-high to heat it up well
- Pour a generous amount of avocado oil into the pan and then turn to medium heat
- Using a fork, take one piece of the chicken and dip it in the egg, followed by the flour mixture
- Then dip it back into the egg and flour mixture (yes double dip!)
- Add to skillet and cook on each side for about 3 minutes each or until done
- Repeat for each piece of chicken
- Enjoy with Tessemae’s Avocado Ranch
- *These taste best day of but you can leave in fridge and eat within 5 days
- Category: paleo, gluten-free, whole30
- Cuisine: dinner, lunch
Thank you Tessemae’s for sponsoring this post. It means so much to me to work with brands that I love and who support rachLmansfield!
Totally loving this recipe! Can totally see myself packing these up for a summer picnic!
My boys could live on chicken fingers and I’m so excited to see a healthier version!
Wow you perfectly crusted this chicken finger! And ranch is the BEST dipping sauce along with BBQ sauce for chicken fingers. 🙂
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Made this last night as part of chicken tacos … and loved it. Mind you, I added some nutritional yeast, and forgot to add salt and pepper, so there’s always room for improvement (not on your side, on me to actually follow recipes!). Thanks for the recipe coming at just the right time!
YAY so happy to hear!
How much salt and pepper do you use? It doesn’t say!
i just do a sprinkle of each!!
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Hi! Is there a way to make this with no egg?
i haven’t tested without egg! but it may still work..
Vegan mayo. It’s one of my favorites to use when making tofu chicken tenders and it also goes great with this meal as well. The flour sticks to it pretty well.
I made these last night, and they are AMAZING! I mean WOW…seriously the best chicken tenders I’ve ever had! I served mine with plain hummus mixed with Franks Red Hot for a Super Bowl party. Thank you for all of the amazing recipes!!!
AWWWW thank you!!
I live in Austin, so I’m curious to know which restaurant?
Love picnik! Never tried their chicken fingers though!
Wow. We made these and garlicky sweet potato fries 2 days ago and are making another round tonight with broccoli. Hey are THAT good.
Is there a way to make these and bake them?! If so, what temperature, and how long? Thank you!
i haven’t tested but i’d do 350 and 10-15 minutes but eye ball it
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Can you sub almond flour for Oat flour or does it drastically change the flavor/texture? Thanks!
i think it would work!
I have made these twice now and we LOVE them! The perfect addition to my Paleo lifestyle attempt. Extra good with a side of sweet potato fries, but enjoyed it tonight chopped up in a Cobb salad. Thank you!
Can you sub coconut flour for the almond flour?
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Is there a way to make these with coconut flour instead of almond?
i haven’t tested with coconut flour! xx
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Hi – I am thinking of trying these with halibut for fish tacos. What do you think? We made the chicken tenders last weekend and LOVED them.
omg that sounds soooooo good! keep me posted!!!