Sometimes a quick and easy dinner is just what you need. This healthy gluten free coconut and pecan crusted chicken tenders recipe are just that. Dip them in the Chinese honey mustard sauce and it is perfect. (This recipe is also dairy free!)
Gluten free chicken tenders are not only easy to make, but your kids will love them too! If you are new to gluten free living, check out my Gluten Free Living 101 with tons of handy tips for living gluten free.
Are you ready for dinner in under 30 minutes? This quick and easy baked chicken tender recipe is a delicious healthy family-friendly dinner. These pecan coconut crusted chicken tenders are a surprise favorite in our house!
When I decided to make this coconut pecan crusted chicken tenders recipe, I wasn’t sure if my kids would like it. They like the individual components in the recipe, but I haven’t coated their favorite chicken with this combination.
I was thrilled when my kids told me they loved this new gluten free dinner recipe. If you want to change it up for variety, see the substitution tips below.
The foundation of this recipe uses this new organic unsweetened coconut I found at Trader Joe’s this week.
Dip the chicken tender in the egg mixture.
Dip the egg coated chicken tender in the coconut and pecan mixture.
Arrange the tenders in a baking dish and bake for 20 minutes at 375 degrees.
- If you would like this to be nut free, omit the pecans. (Same for the coconut)
- You can use gluten free panko to coat the chicken tenders to make these more kid-friendly.
- You can also pan fry these chicken tenders if you prefer a crispier outside.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 8
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 99 Total Fat: 3g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 49mg Sodium: 371mg Carbohydrates: 15g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 11g Protein: 3g
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