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whole30 buffalo chicken tenders in the air fryer

whole30 buffalo chicken tenders [air fryer]

Made in the air fryer, these Whole30 Buffalo Chicken Tenders are crispy and flavorful; Perfect for any party, but easy enough for a weeknight dinner!
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Calories: 277kcal
Author: Nichole


  • 1 lb chicken tenders
  • 3/4 cup blanched almond flour
  • 2 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper - dried spice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 large egg, whisked
  • 1/2 cup Frank's Red Hot pepper sauce - plus more to taste
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • cooking spray


  • In a mixing bowl or shallow dish, add almond flour, coconut flour, spices, salt and pepper. Whisk well. Whisk well to combine.
  • Add 1 whisked egg to another bowl. This is your egg wash.
  • Dip chicken tender into egg wash, then dip into the almond flour breading. Make sure both sides are evenly coated with breading. Once all tenders are evenly coated, refrigerate for 10 minutes to allow breading to stick.
  • Remove tenders from refrigerator. Spray with with cooking spray, and add to basket of air fryer.
  • Cook 8-10 minutes at 350F. Using tongs, flip and cook 2-3 more minutes. Make sure temperature of chicken is 165F. Repeat if making in batches (depending on basket size).
  • In a mixing bowl, combine hot sauce and vinegar. Using tongs, toss breaded, cooked chicken tenders into hot sauce mixture. Serve immediately.


If making in advance, wait to toss cooked tenders into hot sauce mixture until ready to serve.
If you don't have an air fryer, or would prefer to bake: you can follow the same prep, and bake for 10 minutes at 350F, flip and bake another 7-10 minutes, depending on your oven. Just make sure the temperature of your chicken reaches 165 degrees.


Serving: 3tenders | Calories: 277kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 14g | Fiber: 4g
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