This almond meal chicken tenders recipe is so easy and so good! It's perfect for Keto chicken recipes and low carb chicken recipes!
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Low Carb Parmesan Chicken Tenders

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Low carb chicken recipes are great for the keto diet or any low carb diet! These Parmesan Chicken Tenders are made with almond flour, heavy cream, parmesan cheese and eggs, and they’re packed with flavor!

This almond meal chicken tenders recipe is so easy and so good! It's perfect for Keto chicken recipes and low carb chicken recipes! This is also an easy chicken breast recipe idea

Low Carb Chicken Recipes

Ever since my son was diagnosed with epilepsy, we’ve been trying to incorporate low carb and keto recipes in to our home, as much as we can. With a picky eater, keto and low carb chicken recipes seems to be a popular “go-to” in our house.

Almond Flour vs. Almond Meal

While at Trader Joes the other day, I was on the hunt for almond flour, so I could make keto pancakes, and other low carb bread-like recipes. I couldn’t find it for some reason, and the nice lady working there told me they only had almond meal in stock at the moment. Then she said,

You know though, I LOVE making chicken using almond meal. Just bread it and fry it in a pan in butter or oil.

Well that sounded easy enough. So in to my cart the almond meal went.

Almond meal tends to be a thicker consistency than almond flour, and it’s great for breading meats. (Although I have used it in pancakes and bread like recipes too, when in a pinch. But I prefer it for breading meats.)

Low Carb Parmesan Chicken Tenders

I’ve baked chicken more times than I’d like to admit. I can switch up the seasonings, add cheese, so on and so on. But sometimes I just want a different way to cook chicken, for a different spin on things.

So while brainstorming over what to make for lunch, I remembered the nice gal at Trader Joes said how much she liked to cook chicken on the stovetop, and I thought it would be a great way to use the chicken tenderloins in the fridge. She was SOOO right. With a few spices and adding Parmesan cheese, this is will be a new go-to low carb chicken recipe in our house. Even my youngest said,

Mommy, dat chicken is willy good!


Almond meal chicken tenders recipe is so easy and so good! It's perfect for the Keto diet and low carb chicken recipes!

So if you’re on a low carb or keto diet, I’d love for you to give this a try and see if you like it! It’s super easy, and a kid friendly meal too! (Yay for only having to make one recipe for the whole family, right!?)

This almond meal chicken tenders recipe is so easy and so good! It's perfect for Keto chicken recipes and low carb chicken recipes!

Almond Meal Parmesan Chicken Tenders

Jessica Burgess
Substituting traditional bread crumbs with almond meal make these chicken tenders low-carb and delicious! Make this easy chicken recipe for your next weeknight meal.
3.9 from 10 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 6 mins
Total Time 16 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 621 kcal


  • 8 chicken tenderloins
  • 4 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tablespoons heavy cream
  • 2 cups almond meal
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • pepper to taste


  • Mix together heavy cream and egg in a small dish
  • In a separate bowl, mix together almond meal, Parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper
  • Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat
  • Dip chicken tenderloins in egg/cream mixture, then into the almond meal
  • Place tenderloins in butter in skillet, and cook over medium heat 2-3 minutes on each side, until juices run clear and internal temperature reaches 165 degrees
  • ** I covered my cast iron with a lid to speed up the cooking process and to trap moisture.


Serving: 1serving (2 chicken tenders)Calories: 621kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 39gFat: 48gSaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 153mgSodium: 1016mgPotassium: 396mgFiber: 5gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 645IUVitamin C: 1.2mgCalcium: 285mgIron: 2.8mg
Keyword healthy chicken recipes, low carb dinner recipes
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Easy Chicken Breast Recipes

If you’re out of, or couldn’t find chicken tenderloins… feel free to use this as an easy chicken breast recipe too! I’m always on the hunt for a good way to use chicken breasts. I always make sure to have a bag/box of those in my freezer for a quick go-to dinner idea.

I’d LOVE to hear if you gave this a try. Can you let me know below in the comments? I’d also like to know what your favorite low carb/keto dinner meal is. We can always use help with new recipes for my little guy!

Low Carb Steak Recipe

Although I had no intentions of creating a low carb steak recipe, my all-time favorite oven baked steak recipe totally fits the “low carb” bill. It’s flavored with salt and pepper, seared in brown butter, and baked for only a few minutes… creating the BEST oven baked steak recipe there is!

Get that recipe HERE!

How to Cook Steak in the oven! RecipeThis was so easy and incredible, with the browned butter! Easy Steak Recipe: Pan Fried and in the Oven Photo

More Easy Recipes?

If you’re on the hunt for more easy recipes, don’t forget to check out my recipe archives where you can always count on quick and easy in the kitchen! See the recipes HERE!

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Low carb and keto chicken tender recipe! These are so good and so easy!

7 thoughts on “Low Carb Parmesan Chicken Tenders

  1. I can’t wait to make these – I already have everything on hand! Even though we’re not doing a strict low carb diet, I love incorporating lower carb foods in our meal plans. Thanks for the recipe!!

    1. Jessica says:

      Aw, thank you Keri! I hope you love them as much as we did/do! Right?? It never hurts to incorporate lower carbs! Thank you for coming by and dropping a note!

  2. Stephanie says:

    Yum! Are you doing the keto diet? If so, we would love to hear how it is going!!! I’ve heard so many great things.

    1. Jessica says:

      Hey!! You know, we try to do that for my son since he has epilepsy! (We aren’t the best at it, so it turns in to more of a low carb, modified Atkins diet.)
      There are SO many good things about doing keto. Weight loss, brain clarity, etc.! I’m getting ready to share a video about the foods that we eat/use when trying to do keto in case you’d like to see it! I’ll be sure to share it on FB when I post it!

      1. Stephanie says:

        Oh I would LOVE to see a video on that! You look great and would love to know your diet and fitness routine. Thanks so much!!

  3. Lori says:

    5 stars
    Made these tonight! Soooo yummmy!!! It ended up being more flour than I used so I added an extra egg and HWC and made a cornbread of sorts to go with it!! Steamed broccoli on the side. I have a super picky eater too that it’s hard to cook healthy things she will eat. This was a hit! Thanks!!

    1. Jessica says:

      Yay! I’m so glad that you liked it! Woah, how cool that you made a cornbread out of it! Thank you so much for sharing!

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