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Gluten-Free Chicken Taco Tenders

By July 30, 2013 Gluten-Free Recipes

As you may know, I’m semi-obsessed with nachos, tacos, chips and salsa, tostadas…basically anything involving a tortilla chip. So when I thought to merge my love of Mexican food with a chicken tender, I was pretty amazed with myself. The recipe doesn’t take too much effort, but the reward your taste-buds enjoy is unmatched.

Chicken Taco Tenders:

Chicken Taco Tenders

Ingredients: 

  • Dippin’ Chips Sea Salt Chips (or another Mexican-style chip), crushed
  • 2-3 boneless chicken breasts, cut in strips
  • 2 eggs, whisked
  • 2 Tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. gluten-free taco seasoning (Ortega)
  • Salsa for topping
  • Cheese for topping (Go Veggie Dairy Free Mexican Cheese)

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Place a wire rack on top of a cookie sheet and set aside.

Cut chicken breasts into strips and set aside. Put Dippin’ Chips in a gallon-sized Ziploc baggie. Crush into small pieces that will be easy to coat the chicken with.

Crushed Chips

Add salt, pepper, seasoning and olive oil to the crushed chips.

Crack 2 eggs in a shallow bowl. Whisk.

Dip chicken into egg then into the chips, evenly coating each strip of chicken. Place onto wire rack + cookie sheet.

Coated Tenders

Cook chicken tenders for 20-25 minutes or until the meat is 165 degrees Fahrenheit.

Cooked Tenders

Once chicken is out of the oven, remove it from the wire rack. The sooner you remove the chicken, the easier it will be to get off of rack without losing coating. Plate chicken tenders with salsa and cheese on the side.

Tenders + Side

Top with gluten-free salsa and cheese. Place tenders in a gluten-free wrap, or on top of lettuce.

Tenders with Cheese + Salsa

I unfortunately had no gluten-free wraps or lettuce and was too lazy to run to the store, so I ate my tenders as you see in the picture below.

Chicken Taco Tenders

 

If you like chicken tenders and you like tacos, this recipe is for you. Try it out and let me know what you think!

Gluten-Free Chicken Taco Tenders
Recipe Type: Dinner, Appetizer
Author: G-Free Laura
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Cook time:
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Serves: 3-4
Combining my love for chicken tenders and tacos into one, amazing dish!
Ingredients
  • Dippin’ Chips Sea Salt Chips (or other Mexican-style chip), crushed
  • 2-3 boneless chicken breasts, cut in strips
  • 2 eggs, whisked
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. gluten-free taco seasoning (Ortega)
  • Salsa for topping
  • Cheese for topping (Go Veggie Dairy Free Mexican Cheese)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Place a wire rack on top of a cookie sheet and set aside.
  2. Cut chicken breasts into strips and set aside. Put Dippin’ Chips (or other Mexican-style chip) in a gallon-sized Ziploc baggie. Crush to small pieces that will be easy to coat the chicken with.
  3. Add salt, pepper, seasoning and olive oil to the crushed chips.
  4. Crack 2 eggs in a shallow bowl. Whisk.
  5. Dip chicken into egg then into the chips, evenly coating each strip of chicken. Place onto wire rack + cookie sheet.
  6. Cookie chicken for 20-25 minutes or until meat is 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
  7. When out of oven, take off rack (the sooner you remove chicken from rack, the easier it will be). Plate chicken tenders with salsa and cheese on the side.
  8. Put desired amount of salsa and cheese on top of each Chicken Taco Tender.
  9. Serve over lettuce, in a lettuce wrap, or in a gluten-free tortilla and enjoy!

 

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