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The Quintessential Crunchy Finger Food
One food you can almost guarantee to be on any kids’ menu in the U.S. is chicken tenders. I have yet to meet a child who doesn’t enjoy crunchy breaded chicken strips or nuggets.
And let me tell you, I was one of those kids! I never got sick of ordering them at restaurants in my pre-Crohn’s disease childhood. I ordered them at any establishment that offered them.
But, they’re not totally in my past. My love for crunchy coated chicken tenders is still alive, I’ve just had to paleo-ify them.
Vegetarian-Fed: A Benefit Or Marketing Ploy?
The quality of ingredients I cook with is an important piece to eating healthy and toxin-free. I always purchase organic chicken and when possible pasture-raised as well. Have you noticed packaging on meat advertising that it is vegetarian-fed? They are simply trying to trick the consumer because animals are not vegetarians! They are supposed to forage on their own and eat grass, bugs, and whatever else they find.
Instead, factory farms rely on GMO corn, soy, and other grains because they help add weight more quickly to the animals. Of course, the goal of this is to make more money in less time. It always comes back to money, even at the expense of the health of people and animals.
The Easiest Option For Pasture-Raised Meat
These paleo chicken tenders were made with organic, pasture-raised meat from ButcherBox. I simply chose the type of meat I wanted in my box and waited for it to be delivered frozen a few days later.
It’s convenient to have a cost-effective solution to stock up on quality meat without having to visit several stores (and sometimes leave disappointed when items are not in stock). Try it out, and get $10 off your first order. ButcherBox will even throw in a paleo bacon when you use my link!
Paleo Chicken Tenders – Girlinhealing.com
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 2 tsp ground mustard
- 2 tsp sea salt
- 1 cup tapioca flour
- 2 organic and/or pasure-raised eggs
- 1 lb of organic and/or pasture-raised chicken tenders
- Preheat oven to 425°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Combine all of the dry ingredients into a shallow, wide bowl.
- Whisk the eggs into a separate shallow, wide bowl.
- Dredge each chicken tender into the flour mixture, then into the egg mixture, and then the flour mixture again. Line the tenders on the baking sheet, making sure they do not touch.
- Place the baking sheet in the oven for 3o minutes.
Paleo chicken tenders will make lunch prep easy! Have a party or social gathering coming up? What better finger food to bring than chicken tenders? Just serve on a platter. Add some veggies like celery, carrots, and grape tomatoes and even a dairy-free ranch and hot sauce!
Do you still love this childhood favorite? Let me know how this recipe measures up!