These baked Keto Peanut Chicken Tenders have a chili lime flavor profile that makes them a little more sophisticated and adult-friendly than your average chicken tender. Low carb, gluten free, and dairy free, this is an easy keto chicken dinner that you can have on the table in less than 30 minutes!
Keto Chicken Peanut Tenders – we are here for you and your tender, tangy, spicy, peanut-ty perfection. Let’s do this.
Are you with me????
We are throwing peanuts and spices in a food processor or magic bullet.
We are whirring them up into coarse crumbs.
We are coating our keto chicken tenders in a chili lime mayonnaise and then rolling them in said peanut crumbs.
We are baking for 20 minutes.
The longest 20 minutes of your chicken tender loving adult life….
We are dipping and eating and wishing we doubled this chili lime peanut chicken tenders recipe like Mellissa told us to. (seriously though, do it because these keto peanut chicken tenders even taste amazing straight outta your refrigerator at 2am. True story.)
Can it really be that easy? Yes, yes it can!
Delicious on their own, these low carb Asian-inspired chicken tenders are even more tasty when dunked liberally in this salty-sweet-sesame sauce – which can be whisked up in 2 minutes while you’re waiting for the chicken to finish cooking.
Perfect for keto meal prep, you can make these keto peanut chicken tenders in large batches and eat them all week with salads or served with some coconut lime cauliflower rice. These freeze really well too, so you can always have some on hand for quick weeknight meals or lunches.
If you don’t want to deal with chicken tenders, you can use boneless thighs or chicken breasts, then just slice and serve. You’ll need to cook larger pieces longer than the 20 minutes called for, so use a meat thermometer to be sure they are done in the middle for best results.