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Spicy Baked Chicken Tenders with Secret Sauce (Gluten Free)

Spicy Baked Chicken Tenders with Secret Sauce (Gluten Free)

Prep time 30 minutes
Cook time 20 minutes
Ready in 50 minutes
Makes 6 servings


  • 1 1/2 pounds antibiotic-free boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 1 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup Frank's Original RedHot Cayenne Pepper Sauce
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • olive oil cooking spray
Secret Sauce Ingredients
  • 2/3 cup light mayonnaise
  • 4 teaspoons light sour cream
  • 4 teaspoons honey
  • 4 teaspoons organic ketchup
  • 4 teaspoons organic barbecue sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Frank's Original RedHot Cayenne Pepper Sauce
  • a few dashes of paprika for color, optional


1. Cut chicken breast into 1" wide strips. Mix together buttermilk and hot sauce in a dish; add chicken strips, toss well, cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or overnight.
2. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 375 degrees.
3. Place cornstarch in a dish. Break eggs into another dish and beat lightly. Mix together almond flour, Cajun seasoning, paprika and garlic powder in a third dish.
4. Remove chicken strips from buttermilk mixture and wipe off excess liquid; lightly coat with cornstarch. Dip in egg, letting excess egg drip off; lightly coat with almond flour mixture.
5. Place on a baking sheet that has been lined with aluminum foil and lightly oiled. Continue with rest of chicken strips. Spray tops of chicken strips with cooking spray. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until golden brown.

Secret Sauce
1. In a small bowl, mix together mayonnaise, sour cream, honey, ketchup, barbecue sauce, hot sauce and paprika. Serve with chicken tenders.
Recipe by Jeanette Chen of