Kicking the week off with these AMAZING Air Fryer Keto Korean BBQ Chicken Tenders!!!
I elevated this nostalgic staple SO much and I also love my air fryer. I decided to not only make chicken tenders BUT make a clean, healthier, and PACKED with flavor from a tangy-sweet Korean BBQ sauce!
These are what I consider "adulting" chicken fingers. But without being fried in oil. I eat primarily REAL food. As in nothing processed.
I am all about substitutions and not denying myself ANYTHING. If I want chicken tenders I will find a way to make a cleaner version for myself and Jake.
This is the kind of recipe you make when all you have is a bit of chicken thawed from the freezer plus a couple pantry and fridge staples.
Simply dredge the chicken in egg and a cassava flour blend (did I mention this recipe is ALSO gluten free AND dairy free?!).
Then we throw these puppies into the air fryer for a few.
My favorite part? I used this AMAZING Keto Korean BBQ sauce that I just tossed the chicken tenders after they were crispy.
This sauce is so good and I am actually posting this recipe as an entry into the Kevin Natural Foods blogger contest! I received some sauces in exchange for competing in this competition with other food bloggers!
I have a gooooooood feeling about this recipe.
It's easy. It's flavorful. It's kid friendly. Plus it's visually.....a chef's kiss :*
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Air Fryer Keto Korean BBQ Chicken Tenders
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 2-3 servings 1x
- Diet: Gluten Free
Air Fryer Keto Korean Chicken Tenders - crispy, juicy, tangy-yet-sweet. This nostalgic staple hits the spot PLUS is so much better for you!
- 1lb chicken tenderloins
- 1 egg, beaten
- ¼ cup cassava flour
- ¼ cup gluten free bread crumbs
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp pepper
- ½ tsp paprika
- 1 pouch of Kevin's Natural Food's Korean BBQ Sauce
Yum Yum Sauce
- 2 tbs of avocado oil mayo
- 2 tbs Korean BBQ Sauce
- 1 tsp Furitake seasoning
- Beat the egg in one bowl. Mix the flour, bread crumbs, and seasonings in another bowl.
- Dredge the chicken in the egg then coat evenly in the cassava flour mixture.
- Spray the basket with cooking spray and add chicken in even layer
- Cook chicken at 400F for 20-25 minutes or until internal temps read 165F
- Toss chicken in the BBQ sauce and serve!
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Method: Air Fryer
- Cuisine: Asian
- Serving Size: 2 chicken tenders
- Calories: 202
- Fat: 5.7g
- Carbohydrates: 20g
- Fiber: 1.6g
- Protein: 15g
Keywords: Air fryer chicken tenders, korean bbq chicken, korean chicken tenders
I'm a little confused as to how this is keto... it certainly seems gluten free, but casava flour is extremely high in starches and carbs. You have 20g of carbs listed per serving when most people aim for 20g of carbs in a day.
Hi Anna! I appreciate your feedback! This is keto in the sense that the sauce I used for this recipe is considered "keto" and as a partnership with this brand for this post I utilized it in the title.