Simple Supper Friday: Chicken Tender Tacos

First off, a shout out to blogger, My Food Religion for posting this great recipe. I stumbled upon it earlier today while perusing other blogs and knew it was going to be tonight’s ‘Simple Supper Friday’ meal. It’s a no-brainer and super quick (minus figuring out the Celsius to Fahrenheit conversion part). I modified it slightly by dipping the chicken in beaten egg prior to coating it in the seasoning/flour mixture. In my experience, I feel like it helps the coating get crispier. I also baked the tenders at 400 degrees F, rather than the suggested 180 degrees C (356 degrees F) to ensure crispiness on the outside.

Ingredients:

  • 2 chicken breasts, cut into tenders
  • 2 – 3 Tbsp taco seasoning (I used Whole Foods brand taco seasoning blend, which is just spices and salt)
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 Tbsp water
  • Lettuce leaves
  • Avocado slices
  • Tomato slices

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Mix taco seasoning and almond flour in a mid-size bowl. In a separate bowl, beat the egg and mix in 1/2 Tbsp water.
  3. Dip chicken tenders in the egg and then roll in seasoning/flour mixture until coated thoroughly. Place on baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes or until coating is crisp and chicken is cooked, flipping halfway through.
  5. Separate tenders into lettuce leaves and garnish with avocado and tomato slices.
The meal turned out delicious and the chicken tenders were moist, flavorful and crispy on the outside, which made for fantastic tacos! As you can see, Jesse and I gobbled it right up (not the most flattering pictures, I know, but entertaining nonetheless).

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2 thoughts on “Simple Supper Friday: Chicken Tender Tacos

  1. myfoodreligion June 15, 2012 / 9:10 pm

    Thanks Paleoinportland for the shout out! ,much appreciated 🙂

    • paleoinportland June 15, 2012 / 9:23 pm

      Absolutely! Gotta give credit where credit is due 🙂 Thanks for sharing the wonderful recipe.

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