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.
Craving perfectly crispy gluten-free chicken tenders? Look no further! This comprehensive guide will walk you through the secrets of achieving golden perfection. From choosing the right gluten-free flour to mastering the ideal cooking techniques, you’ll soon be creating tender, juicy, and irresistibly crispy chicken tenders like a pro.
Gluten Free Chicken Tenders Recipe:
Discover the secret behind the skyrocketing popularity of gluten-free chicken tenders, and how they are revolutionizing the way we enjoy this classic comfort food. From crispy coatings to mouthwatering flavors, we’ll explore the innovative techniques and top-notch ingredients that make these tenders a must-try for the whole family. All you need is a few simple ingredients.
- 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
- Chicken Tenderloins or Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast, trimmed free of fat and cut into equally sized pieces
- Sea Salt and Black Pepper to taste
- Flavorful Spices such as 1/2 teaspoon onion powder and 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder (optional)
- Oil – for the fryer or pan, according to fryer instructions or enough to cover your chicken pieces in your pan
How To Make Gluten-Free Chicken Tenders
Stir your flour, salt, and pepper together in a shallow dish. Mix in optional spices mentioned above.
In a separate dish, whisk the eggs until nice and smooth.
Coat your chicken pieces in the flour, then in the egg mixture, then in the flour again. Rest them in a single layer on a baking sheet or baking pan.
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 (usually 375 degrees F) before beginning. Regardless of cooking in a fryer or pan, be sure to cook chicken until golden brown and the internal temperature reaches at least 165 degrees. This is usually about 15-20 minutes.
Remove homemade chicken tenders from the fryer oil and place on a wire rack covered with paper towel to allow any extra grease to drip off.
Serve with your favorite dipping sauce! My favorite sauce choices are honey mustard, buffalo sauce, and Ranch dressing.
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!
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