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A healthy and gluten free spin on Buffalo Chicken Tenders! They take 30 minutes and are paleo & Whole30 approved - perfect for lunch, dinner, or tailgating! - Eat the Gains
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Buffalo Chicken Tenders (Paleo/Whole30)

A healthy and gluten free spin on Buffalo Chicken Tenders! Breaded in coconut flour, egg wash, and then a mixture of ground cashews, shredded coconut, and spices and baked in the oven until crispy.  Made with just 10 ingredients and take only 30 minutes to make - perfect for an easy weeknight dinner, meal prep, or football watching. Paleo, Whole30 approved, gluten free, and low carb.
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Buffalo Chicken Tenders
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 272kcal
Author Kelly



  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Add the cashews to a Vitamix, high powered blender, or food processor. Pulse until nuts are coarsely ground, but still a little texture remains, about 30 seconds.
  • Set up an assembly line. Mix together the ground cashews, coconut shreds, chili powder, paprika, cayenne, and salt and pepper and place on a plate. Have the coconut flour in a separate shallow bowl or plate. Mix together the whisked eggs and hot sauce in a shallow bowl.
  • Bread the chicken by putting it in the coconut flour. Roll around until fully covered. Then dip it in the egg mixture, fully coating. Last, roll in the cashew mixture, fully coating. Place on the baking sheet. Repeat with remaining chicken.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown and cooked through. Serve with ranch or sauce of choice and enjoy!



*depending on how spicy you want them.


Serving: 1/6 of recipe | Calories: 272kcal | Carbohydrates: 9.3g | Protein: 31.4g | Fat: 11.5g | Saturated Fat: 4.9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3.7g | Potassium: 45mg | Fiber: 3.8g | Sugar: 1.8g