Coconut Chicken Tenders

Coconut Chicken Tenders

healthy   gluten-free
healthy   gluten-free

Recipe posted: 18th March 2021

Healthy chicken tenders that are air-fried to perfection!


A healthy lunch or dinner idea that is kid-friendly!

A quick and easy healthy recipe idea that your kids will LOVE. You can choose to air-fry these or bake them in the oven.


Ingredients in coconut chicken tenders

You will need chicken breast. One chicken breast serves about two people.

You will also need coconut flour and desiccated coconut.

Use 2 beaten eggs.

Salt and pepper to season and optionally, garlic powder.

Tools you will need to make this

You don’t really need much to make this recipe and you can easily use what you already have on hand.

You will need:

  • 1 cutting board
  • 3 plates
  • Oven or Airfryer

For measuring: 1/4 tsp, 1 tsp, 1/4 cup.


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Recipe and photographs by The Heavenly Bakes

Coconut Chicken Tenders

Healthy chicken tenders that are air-fried to perfection!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air-fryer, appetizer, chicken
Servings: 2 servings


  • 1 chicken breast
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 3/4 cups desiccated coconut
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Dried Parsley for garnish


  • Start by cutting the chicken breast into pieces that resemble tenders.
  • Prepare 3 plates. Add the beaten eggs to one, the coconut flour, desiccated coconut, salt, pepper and garlic powder to the other and leave the final one for the chicken pieces.
  • Dip each chicken piece into the egg then coconut mixture.
  • Bake or air-fry these for 20 minutes, flipping them halfway. I air-fried them at 375°F/190°C, so they will require a higher temperature in the oven.
  • You can serve these with a dipping sauce, fries, roasted potatoes, salad or even on top of risotto!

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Rated 5 out of 5
March 31, 2021

Love making these for my kids, they can’t have gluten and they adore these.

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