Caribbean Skillet Chicken Tenders (AIP Paleo, AI Keto)

PIN! Caribbean Chicken Tenders

This Caribbean Skillet Chicken Tenders (AIP Paleo, AI Keto) is family-friendly and doesn’t require a ton of time in the kitchen.

I like it on top of sautéed riced cauliflower or a fresh, crisp arugula salad with freshly squeezed lime juice.  My toddler likes it with blueberries and plantain chips and extra coconut aminos for dipping.

I usually cook half the tenders in the skillet at a time.  One batch cooks while I dip and coat the other half.  When I flip the cooking tenders, I coat the top with dried herbs like parsley or cilantro.

I like to sneak in these detoxing herbs anywhere I can, in any quantity that I can because of their ability to aid the body in healing.

Here’s just a few health benefits of cilantro and parsley:

  • Aid in balancing hormones (which includes regulating PMS symptoms: win!)
  • Contain antioxidants that slow down aging and fight inflammation
  • Can ease digestive bloat and gas
  • Aid in heart health

Consider adding a handful of these delicious herbs to your next batch of cauliflower rice, salad or green smoothie for an even bigger health punch!

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Caribbean Skillet Chicken Tenders (AIP Paleo, AI Keto)
These crispy, crunchy chicken tenders are prepared in minutes and are gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free and corn-free! Add 'em to a salad or veggie plate for a perfect weeknight meal.
Caribbean Skillet Chicken Tenders (AIP Paleo, AI Keto)
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Caribbean Skillet Chicken Tenders (AIP Paleo, AI Keto)
Instructions
  1. In a medium-sized bowl, add dry ingredients: the coconut shreds, garlic powder, cinnamon, ginger and turmeric.
  2. In a different bowl, combine liquid ingredients: the coconut milk, coconut aminos and fish sauce.
  3. Let 1 TBSP coconut and palm oil shortening melt in a skillet over medium-high heat while you coat your tenders.
  4. Lay half of your tenders in the liquid bowl. Turn tenders over to coat both sides.
  5. Use a fork to transfer tenders to the bowl of dry ingredients. Turn them over to coat both sides.
  6. Place tenders in skillet. Flip when you notice the bottoms browning.
  7. Meanwhile, dip the remaining tenders in the wet and then dry ingredient bowls.
  8. Add the rest of your coconut and palm shortening as needed while browning tenders.
Recipe Notes

We use just a bit of coconut shreds.  They don't provide an all-over coating that you might expect from a traditional chicken tender, but it's just enough to get the crispy crunch you might be missing!  You can add more if you're looking for additional crunch!  (It might require you to add an egg to your wet mixture in order to get it all to stick well.   Omit for AIP, of course.)

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Kids plate of healthy chicken tenders with blueberries and plantain chips
Kids dig this gluten-free, dairy-free, soy and corn-free chicken tender full of healthy fats!
Three bowls for Kid Plate of Caribbean Skillet Chicken Tenders (AIP Paleo, AI Keto)
Make a bowl of your dry ingredients and a bowl of your wet ingredients. Dip tenders in the wet ingredients; dip tenders in the dry ingredients, and then cook ’em in the skillet!
Caribbean Skillet Chicken Tenders (AIP Paleo, AI Keto) in a skillet up close
I usually cook half the tenders in the skillet at a time. One batch cooks while I dip and coat the other half. When I flip the cooking tenders, I coat the top with dried herbs like parsley or cilantro.

Caribbean Skillet Chicken Tenders (AIP Paleo, AI Keto)
Chicken: It’s what’s for dinner! Caribbean Skillet Chicken Tenders (AIP Paleo, AI Keto) are the perfect gluten/dairy/soy/corn-free weeknight quick meal!

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Kari says:

    Thanks for the yummy recipes!!! I made these and really enjoyed them, they are full of flavor. I’m new on my AIP/Keto journey so I really appreciate you providing lots of delicious recipe ideas.

    1. amyhadden says:

      Hi Kari! I really appreciate the positive feedback!! Welcome to the world of AIP/Keto, and let me know if there’s anything I can do to help you with your journey!

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