Get Your Fried Chicken Fix With This Paleo, Air-Fried Tenders Recipe
- 3/4 pound boneless, skinless chicken tenders
- 1 egg, beatne
- 1/2 cup almond meal
- 1/2 teaspoon salt, plus more for seasoning
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, plus more for seasoning
- parsley and ketchup, for serving (optional)
Preheat the air fryer to 330 degrees Fahrenheit.
Lay out chicken on plate. Crack eggs into flat-bottomed bowl and whisk until frothy, seasoning with salt and pepper. Pour almond meal into flat-bottomed bowl. Set aside small bowls of salt and pepper.
Using one hand, submerge chicken into egg. Then transfer into almond meal mixture. Coat both sides with breadcrumbs, pressing to ensure almond meal is secure. Shake off any excess prior to placing in cooking basket.
Carefully place in basket of air fryer. Use other hand to sprinkle salt and pepper on top of chicken. Repeat process with remaining chicken tenders until basket is full, making sure there is at least 1 centimeter of space in between each chicken tender. Cook for 10 minutes at 330 degrees Fahrenheit and then for 5 minutes at 390 degrees Fahrenheit or until golden brown.
Serve immediately with Paleo-friendly ketchup.