Keto Baked Coconut Chicken Tenders Low Carb Recipe
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Baked Coconut Chicken Tenders with Flaxseeds

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Who doesn’t love some crispy chicken tenders? This recipe uses coconut and flaxseeds to make the breading tasty and keto-friendly.

Traditional chicken tenders that you find at restaurants are not keto-friendly because they use gluten-laden flours to coat the chicken, including breadcrumbs and flour.

These coconut chicken tenders have all the protein, fats and fiber you need. We added flaxseeds to make the dish even more nutritious, crunchy and flavorful. You can learn more about the health benefits of flaxseeds here!

Coconut is considered one of the best keto products. It has a delicate taste and aroma, and also consists only of healthy fats, such as MCTs.

We use both coconut flour and coconut flakes as keto substitutes for breadcrumbs.

We also use cayenne pepper to add spiciness to the food, and also to increase your metabolism and kill pathogens. You can also add other herbs and seasonings that you like.

coconut chicken fingers

You can experiment with different dipping sauces. You can prepare a cheese sauce, mayonnaise, or ketchup. If you use a store-bought sauce, then make sure it does not contain added sugars or vegetable oils.

This dish will be a great snack or a full meal. This meal can be a treat for your family and friends.

Let’s Do It!

Preheat the oven to 400 F.

Combine flaxseeds, coconut flakes, onion powder, garlic powder,  cayenne pepper, paprika, and salt in a bowl. This mixture will act as your breadcrumbs.

mix flaxseeds coconut flakes onion garlic

Cut chicken breast into finger-sized pieces. Rub salt and pepper on each piece of meat.

cut chicken breast into finger-sized

Prepare a baking tray. Place a baking rack on it. Make sure to grease the rack with olive oil.

Coat chicken fingers in coconut flour, then dip in eggs, and finally coat it in the seasoned coconut flakes/flax seeds mixture.

Place coated chicken on the rack. Bake for 20 minutes.

bake coconut chicken fingers

Serve with your favorite dipping sauce.

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Keto Coconut Chicken Tenders with Flaxseeds

These crispy and delicious low-carb chicken tenders with coconut and flaxseeds as breading will be a great keto meal for you and your family.
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Ketogenic, Low Carb
Keyword baked chicken tenders, keto chicken tenders, low carb chicken tenders
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 343kcal
Author Tanya K.



  • Preheat the oven to 400 F.
  • In a bowl, combine coconut flakes, flaxseeds, garlic powder, onion powder, sweet and smoked paprika, cayenne pepper and salt.
  • In another bowl, add coconut flour in.
  • In a third bowl, add beaten eggs in.
  • Cut chicken breasts into small pieces lengthwise (we made 8 pieces) and season with salt and pepper.
  • Place a rack on a baking tray and brush the rack with olive oil.
  • Crumb chicken in coconut flour, then dip in beaten eggs, crumb in seasoned coconut flakes and transfer to the rack. Bake for 20 minutes.
  • Serve with your favorite dipping sauce.



We made 8 pcs, serving size is 2 pcs.


Nutrition Facts
Keto Coconut Chicken Tenders with Flaxseeds
Amount Per Serving
Calories 343 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 9g45%
Cholesterol 191mg64%
Sodium 249mg10%
Potassium 717mg20%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 41g82%
Vitamin A 255IU5%
Vitamin C 2.1mg3%
Calcium 24mg2%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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