***Recipe courtesy of our awesome friends at PaleoHacks***

Take your childhood favorite to new heights with these crispy chicken tenders coated in a tangy, peppery crust!

Chicken tenders get a grown-up makeover in this easy recipe. To keep things gluten-free, we use blanched almond flour instead of all-purpose flour. Instead of deep-frying in oil, we crisp up our chicken tenders right in the oven until they reach golden brown perfection. This Paleo recipe will please adults and kids alike and makes a terrific high-protein snack or appetizer.

The coating for the chicken tenders is full of flavor, but requires just one spice in your pantry: Ava Jane’s Citrus Salt and Pepper seasoning. You’ll get a bright and peppery blend of lemon and orange peel, garlic, and onion that adds lots of zip to plain chicken. The Citrus Salt and Pepper blend also tastes great on shrimp and fish.

To make the chicken tenders crispy, we bake them for 15 minutes on each side for even browning. Then, we serve them up with a savory honey mustard dipping sauce that complements the zesty flavor of the chicken tenders. We love making our own homemade dipping sauces, because it helps you cut back on added sugar while greatly improving the quality!

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