Buffalo Chicken Tenders (Keto)

These crispy Buffalo Chicken Tenders are my new favorite healthy buffalo chicken tender recipe ever. Golden brown, perfect touch of spice, crispy, and totally gluten-free, low carb, and paleo-friendly!

Healthy Buffalo Chicken Tenders

Low Carb Buffalo Chicken Tenders

I serve these with the Ranch Dressing from my cookbook and they are a total hit every single time! Crispy on the outside, tender juicy chicken in the inside. Just how I like ’em! Make them for game day, a weeknight dinner, or just for a fabulous appetizer or snack!

Low Carb Fried Buffalo Chicken Tenders

It’s no secret I love all things buffalo sauce. Looking back, I have SO many recipes with buffalo sauce! Are you ready…

OMG. Wait… Is this overkill? I’m going to go with no. Humor me here!

Gluten-Free Buffalo Chicken Tenders

Want other easy chicken recipes? Try these favorites:

Watch the video to see how I make them:


Buffalo Chicken Tenders (Keto)

  • Author: Lexi
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x


  • 1 lb. organic boneless, skinless chicken breast or tenders
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon hot sauce, divided
  • 11/4 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/4 cup avocado oil
  • 2 tablespoon grass-fed butter or ghee


  1. Cut chicken into strips if using a whole breast. Pat chicken dry and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Whisk egg with 1 tablespoon hot sauce.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk almond flour, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika and cayenne until combined.
  4. Dip sliced chicken into the egg, then dredge in flour mixture. Repeat until all chicken is coated.
  5. In a large skillet, heat avocado oil for 2-3 minutes until hot.
  6. Place chicken in the skillet, in batches, and let fry for 3-4 minutes on each side depending on how thick your chicken is. Cook until chicken is crispy and golden-brown, but juicy in the center. Place on towel to drain excess oil.
  7. In a saucepan, heat butter until melted. Whisk in 1/2 cup hot sauce and bring to a simmer.
  8. Add in chicken and toss until coated.
  9. Remove to plate and serve immediately.


  • Serving Size: 2
  • Calories: 513
  • Sugar: 0.3g
  • Sodium: 234mg
  • Fat: 29.6g
  • Saturated Fat: 9.2g
  • Carbohydrates: 4.8g
  • Fiber: 2.7g
  • Protein: 54.3g
  • Cholesterol: 258mg

Did you make this recipe?

Share a photo and tag us — we can't wait to see what you've made!

May 2, 2018

You Might Also Like

Join The Discussion

47 Responses

  1. Love this recipe. Keep posting such delicious dishes. I and my family love this tender chicken recipe. Please keep posting them. We all have become big fans .

  2. These look yummy… If gluten is not a concern. do you think I could sub Panko Breadcrumbs for the Almond Flour?

  3. Another winner for my family! These were so easy to make and with a little more practice they’ll look prettier ?. I did leave off the buffalo sauce for my girls but they still loved them!

    5.0 rating

  4. Rough metric calculations :

    450g organic boneless, skinless chicken breast or tenders
    2g salt
    1g ground black pepper
    1 egg
    155g + 20g hot sauce, divided
    125g almond flour
    2g garlic powder
    4g paprika
    1g onion powder
    1g cayenne
    55g avocado oil
    28.5g grass-fed butter or ghee

  5. Just made these and they were delicious! My daughter is allergic to chicken, and doesn’t care for buffalo so I followed the same recipe for her with bbq sauce and turkey cutlets, and she said they were really good! Thank you Lexi!

  6. I made these for dinner this week, and they were SO good! This is a quick and easy recipe for a weeknight meal. The spices in the breading (even before the buffalo sauce) was SO good. I highly recommend giving this one a try!

    5.0 rating

  7. You say these are low carb which attracts people’s attention yet you fail to list any nutrition facts. What is the carb content of this recipe? Also you post says Yields: 2. Is that two servings?

    1. Feel free to enter it into any free online calorie calculator like myfitnesspal. But yes, if you look at the ingredients, you will see they are low carb 🙂 And should say serves 2, correct.

  8. Thank you for this delicious recipe! I started low carb a month ago and these go with nearly everything. And they taste SO GOOD! I make a huge batch and even reheated in the microwave they are delish. I like them with and without the buffalo sauce, may even prefer them without. Cooking up a huge batch again today for meal prep. Thank you!

    5.0 rating

  9. My husband and I made these before going to the pool. We wanted something that was easy to transport and didn’t need cooking. Our kids ate items on buns with potato chips, and we ate these with broccoli slaw! The buffalo sauce was SO delicious and we loved the almond flour coating. It’s so much tastier than regular flour coated items. It just opens the keto door even further!! Thank you?

    5.0 rating

  10. Can you cook these in the air fryer rather than stove top? If so, what temp/time would you recommend?

  11. Does anyone else have trouble with the breading not sticking or the almond flour burning on the bottom of the pan after the first batch?

  12. I’m currently eating them and I am beyond obsessed!!! These are the best tenders I think I’ve ever had. I’m in love with how guilt free and filling they are, too. I put mine in the oven instead of frying them and they turned out great. Thanks so much for sharing this!

    5.0 rating

  13. My breading didn’t really stay on but they were tasty. Didn’t have buffalo sauce but still tasted really good on top of my cesar salad 🙂 thanks you

    4.0 rating

  14. These were excellent, thank you! I served them atop a green salad with avocado celery blue cheese and bacon! The perfect Keto salad.

  15. These turned out really good just not pretty. Does the avocado oil cook differently than olive oil? The breaded parts were falling off when I fried. I’ll probably bake next time. And I didn’t see any macros for this??

    5.0 rating

  16. can’t do almond flour in my house….gluten is not an issue. what are some alternative options to almond flour?? Thank you.

  17. These were delicious! Definitely going to be adding them to my rotation. I left out the cayenne as I was afraid it would be too much for little ones. They are so delicious even without the buffalo sauce! Does anyone have tips for applying “breading”? My first few looked beautiful but as the egg mixture clumped up the almond flour mixture they were not evenly coated and then the coating just staying in the pan? Has anyone tried making a large batch and freezing them? Do they reheat from frozen well? Thank you for such a great recipe!

    5.0 rating

  18. I don’t know what I am doing wrong. I”ve tried this recipe twice (because I forgot the first time until it happened again) and the coating starts coming off as soon as I take them out of the pan. I don’t dare put them into the hot sauce, I would have a pan full of coating and sauce. We ended up spooning hot sauce over ours. Maybe I will try gf breadcrumbs next time.

    3.0 rating

  19. Go to buffalo chicken recipe!! I sub almond flour for regular when I don’t have it. I also made them in the air fryer- at 375 degrees for about 6-8/mins a side and spray them when going in/after flipping.

    5.0 rating

  20. This seems like a fun recipe to try out with my kids. they have been quite active in the kitchen lately. I just wish it turns out as good as it looks.

    5.0 rating

  21. Yum!!! My husband and I loved this! Even one tender was so filling!

    4.0 rating

  22. A delicious recipe in my recipe book and definitely I am going to prepare this on upcoming weekend. Keep up the good work guys!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe rating



An orange skillet with an easy one pan taco filling.

My practical tips & advice for a healthier life dropped right into your inbox!


This website may at times receive a small affiliate commission for products that we shared with you in our posts. Although we may receive a commission for linking certain products, there’s no additional costs to you and all of our opinion and suggestions are 100% our own and unbiased. That’s our promise to you!

Subscribe to get our FREE clean eating guide!

Join our email list TODAY to start recieving our newsletter weekly, access to exclusive content and deals, *and* a FREE complete 24-page clean eating guide!



An orange skillet with an easy one pan taco filling.

My practical tips & advice for a healthier life dropped right into your inbox!



Lexi's sharing her top secrets to prepping ahead of time and quick meals!