Paleo Style Fried Chicken Tenders

Paleo Style Fried Chicken Tenders

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Paleo Style Fried Chicken Tenders



A delicious and healthy alternative to the traditional fried chicken we’ve all been missing. Each bite is crisp and moist, leaving your mouth watering for more.

I am a sucker for fried chicken.


Who isn’t, right?!

Being Paleo doesn’t restrict me from eating the foods I love. Instead, it has given me the creativity needed to reinvent those unhealthy foods into delicious, healthful meals for my family and yours to enjoy.


Naturally free of grains, gluten, dairy, soy, sugar, legumes, tree nuts, and all things processed. {You won’t get that at KFC or Popeyes}!


I usually make my homemade honey mustard dipping sauce {which is addicting} and is very easy to make while the chicken tenders are frying.

Try it:



6 Tablespoons Honey

2 Tablespoons Dijon Mustard

1 Teaspoon Apple Cider Vinegar



Mix, and you are ready to dip!




Paleo Style Fried Chicken Tenders

Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 11 minutes
Servings 4
Author Angela @Paleo Mom of Two


8-inch skillet

  • 1.5 lb Chicken Tenders
  • 1 Cup Coconut Oil
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 Cup Tapioca Flour
  • 1/3 Cup Unsweetened Shredded Coconut
  • 1 TSP Paprika
  • 1/2 TSP Pepper
  • 1/4 TSP Salt


  1. Heat coconut oil in an 8-inch cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. (About 10 minutes).

  2. In a small bowl whisk the egg.

  3. In a medium bowl combine tapioca flour, shredded coconut, and spices.

  4. Dip chicken tenders (one at a time) in egg and let the excess egg drip off.

  5. Place chicken tenders (one at a time) into your flour mixture. Coat both sides of chicken graciously. Transfer to a plate until ready to fry.

  6. Place chicken tenders into your heated skillet and fry three minutes per side, six minutes total. Transfer to a paper towel and let cool three minutes before serving. 

Recipe Notes

I fried my chicken tenders in batches of four and had a total of twelve. 


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