These keto chicken strips are most definitely a family favorite! Prepare these easy, crispy chicken strips meal for lunch, dinner or even a snack!

Keto Chicken Strips

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Keto Chicken Strips

Chicken strips, chicken nuggets, pretty much any chicken “finger food” are favorites in my household. And not just with the kiddos!

I have another keto chicken nugget recipe that would be a rival for McDonable’s style chicken nuggets. These keto chicken strips, are definitely a rival for Chick Fil A strips. AND I have a delicious copycat sauce recipe to complete the meal!

Whether you have kids or not, you will file this recipe among your favorites after one try. Tender chicken, crispy exterior and superior taste!

Keto Chicken Tenders

How to Make Keto Chicken Strips

Add pickle juice and 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream to a casserole dish and combine with a whisk.

Place the chicken tenders into the casserole dish and coat them with the mixture. Leave them in there.

Keto Chicken Strips

Cover and put the dish into the fridge for at least an hour, turning the chicken at least once.

Preheat the air fryer OR oven to 350 degrees.

In a small bowl, add the egg and the remaining 1/4 cup of heavy whipping cream. Mix well.

On a flat plate, add the pork rind crumbs, salt and pepper in an even layer on a plate.

Keto Chicken Tenders Ingredients

Remove the chicken tenders from the fridge. Dip each one into the egg and heavy whipping cream mixture and then dip in the pork rinds mixture.

Keto Chicken Tenders Ingredients

Air Fryer

Place the breaded tenders into the air fryer.

Cook for 15-20* minutes until crispy and fully cooked.

Oven

Place the breaded tenders on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Cook for 16-20* minutes, flipping partway through.

* Cooking times may vary depending on the thickness of strips.

Keto Chicken Tenders

What Sauce to Serve with Keto Chicken Strips?

My favorite sauce to serve with these keto chicken strips is my very popular keto copycat “Chick Fil A” Sauce recipe. You can find it here!

Chick Fil A is mostly off limits when living a keto lifestyle, but not when you follow this keto chicken strips recipe and dunk them in the Chick Fil A keto sauce!

I developed these recipes together and to GO together, but I posted them separately as they are both so flexible.

Keto Chicken Tenders

How to Store Keto Chicken Strips

If you have leftover chicken strips, I recommend storing them in an airtight container, preferably glass. Promptly put them into the refrigerator.

You can warm them up in the oven or microwave and enjoy them at a later date!

Keto Chicken Tenders

Can I Freeze Low Carb Chicken Strips?

Yes you can freeze keto chicken strips. I recommend that you prepare them and bake them as instructed. Allow them to fully cool and then put them in a container that you can remove the air.

I like to use my Food Saver Vaccum Sealer for things like this. It extends the “shelf life” and allows them to stay fresh and not freezer burned.

Keto Chicken Tenders

Other Keto Chicken Recipes You Might Like

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Chicken Keto Pot Pie

Keto Chicken Strips

Keto Chicken Tenders
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast tenderloins
  • 1 cup pickle juice
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream, divided
  • 1/2-2/3 cup pork rinds, crushed
  • 1 large egg
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Add pickle juice and 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream to a casserole dish and combine with a whisk.
  2. Place the chicken tenders into the casserole dish and coat them with the mixture. Leave them in there.
  3. Cover and put the dish into the fridge for at least an hour, turning the chicken at least once.
  4. Preheat the air fryer OR oven to 350 degrees.
  5. in a small bowl, add the egg and the remaining 1/4 cup of heavy whipping cream. Mix well.
  6. On a flat plate, add the pork rind crumbs, salt and pepper in an even layer on a plate.
  7. Remove the chicken tenders from the fridge. Dip each one into the egg and heavy whipping cream mixture and then dip in the pork rinds mixture.


Air Fryer

  1. Place the breaded tenders into the air fryer.
  2. Cook for 15-20* minutes until crispy and fully cooked.


Oven

  1. Place the breaded tenders on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  2. Cook for 16-20* minutes, flipping partway through.


* Cooking times may vary depending on the thickness of strips.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 591Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 285mgSodium: 1251mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 76g

Nutrition is calculated using a third party plug-in. It is best to always validate!

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