• The Best Crispy Avocado Oil Chicken Tenders (paleo)

    The Best Crispy Avocado Oil Chicken Tenders (paleo)

    The Best Crispy Avocado Oil Chicken Tenders for an easy paleo crispy chicken finger!The Best Crispy Avocado Oil Chicken Tenders (paleo)

    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!


    Boneless chicken breasts or thighs

    Almond flour

    Arrowroot flour

    Garlic powder


    Sea salt


    Avocado oil

    The Best Crispy Avocado Oil Chicken Tenders (paleo)The Best Crispy Avocado Oil Chicken Tenders (paleo)


    The Best Crispy Avocado Oil Chicken Tenders (paleo)

    5 from 1 reviews

    • Author: rachel mansfield
    • Yield: 3 people 1x
    • Category: paleo, gluten-free, whole30
    • Cuisine: dinner, lunch


    • 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


    1. In a shallow medium bowl, mix together almond flour, tapioca flour, garlic powder, paprika
    2. In a small bowl whisk together the eggs
    3. in a large skillet, turn heat to medium-high to heat it up well
    4. Pour a generous amount of avocado oil into the pan and then turn to medium heat
    5. Using a fork, take one piece of the chicken and dip it in the egg, followed by the flour mixture
    6. Then dip it back into the egg and flour mixture (yes double dip!)
    7. Add to skillet and cook on each side for about 3 minutes each or until done
    8. Repeat for each piece of chicken
    9. Enjoy with Tessemae’s Avocado Ranch
    10. *These taste best day of but you can leave in fridge and eat within 5 days

    xx, Rach

    The Best Crispy Avocado Oil Chicken Tenders (paleo)

    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!

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  • Reply Carrie thisfitchick June 21, 2017 at 8:52 am

    Totally loving this recipe! Can totally see myself packing these up for a summer picnic!

  • Reply Matt June 21, 2017 at 1:14 pm

    My boys could live on chicken fingers and I’m so excited to see a healthier version!

  • Reply Emily June 22, 2017 at 10:01 am

    Wow you perfectly crusted this chicken finger! And ranch is the BEST dipping sauce along with BBQ sauce for chicken fingers. 🙂

  • Reply Sarah @ cookathome.info June 22, 2017 at 5:33 pm

    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!

    • Reply Rachel June 23, 2017 at 8:46 pm

      YAY so happy to hear!

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  • Reply Sara September 17, 2017 at 12:56 am

    Hi! Is there a way to make this with no egg?

    • Reply Rachel September 17, 2017 at 6:26 pm

      i haven’t tested without egg! but it may still work..

    • Reply Rita June 29, 2018 at 10:17 am

      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.

  • Reply Jamie February 5, 2018 at 9:38 am

    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!!!

    • Reply Rachel February 5, 2018 at 8:49 pm

      AWWWW thank you!!

  • Reply Lori February 25, 2018 at 7:37 pm

    I live in Austin, so I’m curious to know which restaurant?

    • Reply Rachel February 25, 2018 at 8:21 pm


      • Reply Randa February 19, 2019 at 10:30 am

        Love picnik! Never tried their chicken fingers though!

  • Reply Katie March 28, 2018 at 6:53 pm

    Wow. We made these and garlicky sweet potato fries 2 days ago and are making another round tonight with broccoli. Hey are THAT good.

  • Reply Shauna May 14, 2018 at 5:52 pm

    Is there a way to make these and bake them?! If so, what temperature, and how long? Thank you!

    • Reply Rachel May 15, 2018 at 12:30 pm

      i haven’t tested but i’d do 350 and 10-15 minutes but eye ball it

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  • Reply Sun June 11, 2018 at 4:23 pm

    Can you sub almond flour for Oat flour or does it drastically change the flavor/texture? Thanks!

    • Reply Rachel June 11, 2018 at 5:08 pm

      i think it would work!

  • Reply Rachel July 25, 2018 at 8:43 pm

    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!

  • Reply Carrie September 8, 2018 at 1:50 pm

    Can you sub coconut flour for the almond flour?

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  • Reply Carissa February 19, 2019 at 5:09 pm

    Is there a way to make these with coconut flour instead of almond?

    • Reply Rachel February 20, 2019 at 5:08 pm

      i haven’t tested with coconut flour! xx

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