Keto Chicken Tenders in Buffalo Sauce | Baked

Perfectly Baked Keto Chicken Tenders

We’ve really got this almond flour breading recipe down now. If you want a video tutorial on how to properly execute the breading recipe we have a video of Megha making popcorn chicken. The same techniques and principles apply to these keto chicken tenders. We’re using the same egg wash and breading mixture. As always, play around with different seasoning combinations to make these tenders align with your tastes. Let’s get down to making the keto chicken tenders!


Baked, Not Fried…Goldfish

That’s just the carb monster in my brain talking. He somehow melded with the part of my brain that remembers annoying commercial jingles and wrote that heading. Anyways, we’re going to be baking these rather than frying. Frying is a viable option, but we’ve found that the almond flour will get too browned and boarder on being burned prior to the inside being cooked through. Also, this breading bakes up to be the perfect consistency of a diner chicken tender. No need to add on a bunch of extra calories by frying them. If you’re that eager to stack on some extra calories, load these keto chicken tenders up with blue cheese dressing!


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Let’s Talk Sauce

We’ve played around with a buffalo sauce recipe a few different times. We actually made a really good one that we tossed chicken wings in when we catered a birthday party a few months back. If you are truly about that homemade sauce life, I would definitely encourage you to work out a buffalo sauce recipe of your own. For these keto chicken tenders we’re going with a store bought sauce! We’ve tried a few different brands and varieties of store bought buffalo sauces and they are all good. Better yet, just about all of them are low carb and no added sugar. Check the nutrition label to be certain, but every sauce at our local grocery store is 0 added sugar. We do have a phenomenal homemade asian wing sauce recipe that would also go great on these keto chicken tenders, but when you’re in the mood for chicken doused in buffalo sauce nothing else will compare!

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Sauce to Order

If you’re not saucing your tenders to order your simply not eating these keto chicken tenders at their fullest of potential. We worked so hard to devise this crispy breading recipe, don’t go wasting the crispiness by saucing the tenders an hour ahead of time. I find the best way to get a complete and total sauce coating is to place a few tenders in a Tupperware container. Pour in a few spoonfuls of sauce. Put the lid on and shake until completely covered.

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Not into Buffalo Sauce?

Well we’ve got you covered there too. We’ve created a truly sensational low carb barbecue sauce. I don’t throw this term around lightly, but this is one of my favorite recipes we’ve published to date. It’s better than the sugared up stuff you ate growing up!

Keto Chicken Tenders Dipped in Tangy Buffalo Sauce

NUTRITION (per 3.5oz serving)
Calories: 285cals
Fat: 14.7g
Carbs: 6g
Fiber: 3g
Protein: 29.3g


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Buffalo Keto Chicken Tenders
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
6 Tenders 10 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 Tenders 10 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
keto chicken tenders whole
Buffalo Keto Chicken Tenders
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
6 Tenders 10 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 Tenders 10 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
  • 1 lb Chicken Breast Tenders
  • 1 cup Almond Flour We use this!
  • 1 large Egg
  • 1 tbsp Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 6 oz Buffalo Sauce(pre-made) We use this!
  • salt and pepper
Servings: Tenders
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Season chicken tenders with salt and pepper. Season the almond flour generously with salt and pepper.
  3. Beat 1 egg together with 1 tbsp of heavy cream.
  4. Dip each tender first in the egg wash and then into the seasoned almond flour. We like to place the tenders in a Tupperware container with the almond flour and shake to coat. A Ziploc bag also works well.
  5. Place tenders on a lightly greased baking sheet. Bake for 30 minutes. If they are not as crispy as you would like you can additionally broil them for 2-3 minutes.

11 Comments on “Keto Chicken Tenders in Buffalo Sauce | Baked

  1. Sounds simply yummy.
    But I am a bit confused on serving size/net carbs.
    Is the net carbs listed for one tender or six?
    Thanks and keep up the great work.

      1. Are you guys okay with the hydrogenated oils in Moore’s sauce? The soybean and canola? Any other suggestions if were trying to avoid that?

  2. Hi!
    I’m super excited to try this receipt! But I have some left over flour at home. I was curious can I make this receipt with the regular flour instead of almond flour?

    Thank you!

  3. So I made this last night. Some tips
    1. Do not use Red Mill Almond flour. It tends to fall apart when cooking or baking. Not sure why. It is the most common you will find in stores.
    2. if you light extra crispy and tasty. Dip the chicken in the buffalo sauce first and then the almond flour and then in the egg wash and back in the almond flour.

    Other and that…thanks for the ideas and keep up the good work.

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