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Low-Carb Buffalo Chicken Tenders

These easy Low-Carb Buffalo Chicken Tenders boast a crunchy, spicy coating. These mouthwatering morsels can be part of a low-carb, keto, Atkins, gluten-free, or Banting diet.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 37 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 212 kcal
Author Annissa Slusher


  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons hot sauce
  • 1/2 cup pecorino romano finely grated (almost to a powder)
  • 1/4 cup super fine almond flour
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken tenders


  1. Preheat oven to 400º Fahrenheit. Prepare a broiling pan with a rack by wiping with coconut oil or other oil of preference. A baking tray with a rack may be used as well.

  2.  In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the egg and the hot sauce. Set aside.

    Low-Carb Buffalo Chicken Tenders-wet ingredients in a bowl.
  3. In a second small mixing bowl, whisk together the pecorino romano, almond flour, chili powder, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, and sea salt.

    Low-Carb Buffalo Chicken Tenders-dry ingredients in a bowl
  4. One by one, dip the chicken strips in the egg mixture. Turn to coat.

    Low-Carb Buffalo Chicken Tenders-dipping in egg
  5. Then, dip the egg coated strip in the spicy coating, turning to coat and pressing down slightly if necessary. 

    Low-Carb Buffalo Chicken Tenders-dipping in the cheese mixture
  6. Place coated chicken strip on the prepared baking tray. Repeat for the rest of the strips. 

    Low-Carb Buffalo Chicken Tenders-ready for baking
  7. Bake the strips in the top third of the preheated oven for about 20 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 165º Fahrenheit. Turn the oven to the broil setting. Broil the chicken for 1-3 minutes or until the coating turns golden and crispy.

    Low-Carb Buffalo Chicken Tenders-on a serving plate

Recipe Notes

Net carbs per serving= 3 grams

Nutrition Facts
Low-Carb Buffalo Chicken Tenders
Amount Per Serving (4 ounces)
Calories 212 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 122mg41%
Sodium 715mg31%
Potassium 73mg2%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 32g64%
Vitamin A 700%14%
Vitamin C 1.7%2%
Calcium 110%11%
Iron 1.6%9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.