We’ve been gluten free now for over a year and we’ve finally perfected some things that we really love and friends can’t tell are gluten free. All of our kids, and their friends, absolutely LOVE these Homemade Gluten Free Chicken Tenders. They are quite simple to make and are delicious. The key to this gluten free chicken tenders recipe is having a small counter fryer or knowing how to pan fry. My preferred method is a counter fryer.
Gluten Free Chicken Tenders Recipe:
- Gluten Free All Purpose Flour – how much depends on how much chicken you are frying but about 1/2 cup flour per pound of chicken
- Room Temperature Eggs – whisked, 2 eggs per pound of chicken
- Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast – trimmed free of fat into equally sized pieces
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- Oil – for the fryer or pan, according to fryer instructions or enough to cover your chicken pieces in your pan
Stir your flour, salt, and pepper together in a shallow dish.
In a separate dish whisk the eggs.
Coat your chicken pieces in the flour, then in the egg, then in the flour again.
Fry the chicken pieces in hot oil, several pieces to a time. Again, if using a counter top fryer, follower fryer instructions making sure that oil is hot enough before beginning. Regardless of cooking in a fryer or pan, be sure to cook chicken until internal temperature reaches at least 165 degrees.
Remove chicken from the fryer oil and place on a cooling rack covered with paper towel to allow any extra grease to drip off.
Serve with your favorite dipping sauces!
You can also make these as chicken nuggets. Simply cut the chicken into smaller pieces and follow the same method. The smaller gluten-free chicken nuggets are a favorite for our little ones and easier for them to eat. They heat up and make a great lunch for back to school too! Do you think you will try this gluten free chicken tenders recipe? Let us know how they came out in a comment or tag us on social media @familyfocusblog.
You may also enjoy this gluten free lemon pepper chicken pasta.