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Easy Gluten-Free Chicken Tenders

March 17, 2013

These Gluten Free Egg Free Chicken Tenders will be gobbled up lickety split. Guaranteed!

This is what happened to our stove this week. Seriously, no joke, the glass front just up and shattered. Never seen anything like it. Have you?

The shattering event has left us with use of the stove top only—and so tonight called for pan-fried Gluten-Free and Egg-Free Chicken Tenders.

This recipe calls for rice Chex cereal; we buy it on occasion. Is it the healthiest option? Is it organic? Is it non-GMO? No, no, and no. It’s one of those foods that fall into our 90/10 approach to eating (90% of the time it’s all about making the healthiest choices, 10% of the time we ease up a bit). That said, had I had this brand of rice or corn cereal on hand, I probably would have used it instead.

Gluten Free Egg Free Chicken Tenders

Easy Gluten-Free Chicken Tenders

Easy Gluten-Free Chicken Tenders


  • 3 tablespoons high smoke point OIL (I use organic palm shortening)
  • 3/4 cup finely crushed gluten-free RICE CHEX
  • 1/4 cup of this brand of gluten-free SEASONED COATING MIX 
  • 1/4 teaspoon sweet PAPRIKA
  • 1-1/2 pounds CHICKEN TENDERS
  • 1 tablespoon allergen-free MAYONNAISE


  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium to medium-high heat.
  2. In a medium bowl toss crushed cereal, seasoned coating mix, and paprika. Set aside.
  3. Rinse and pat chicken tenders dry. 
  4. In another bowl toss chicken with mayonnaise to coat.
  5. Roll chicken tenders in crumb coating and fry in batches until golden brown.
  6. Serve with barbecue sauce or honey mustard salad dressing for dipping.


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Amanda March 18, 2013 at 11:33 pm

What type of honey mustard do you use?


Amanda, I use http://www.briannassaladdressing.com/product/dijon-honey-mustard/ … I'd love them to find an oil besides canola to make it with … but until I come up with my own dressing, this is the one I use.


Kim Rice March 19, 2013 at 2:01 am

I love the no egg twist. Hard to find in a chicken tender recipe. I can't wait to try it.

Alisa March 19, 2013 at 9:35 pm

You are kidding me?? That is insane! Never heard of it. Though I have had the shattering pyrex dish happen – not nearly as traumatizing though.

We actually like pan-fried chicken strips like these better than baked, but I like to mix things up 🙂

Suzanne Holt October 1, 2014 at 7:47 pm

Hope no one was hurt with the shattering of the stove glass – yikes! What a great allergy-free way of making chicken. Pinned.

Jessica Wilcox April 6, 2015 at 5:05 pm

What brand of Palm Oil do you use?

Lexie April 10, 2015 at 12:56 am

Hi Jessica, I use Spectrum Palm Shortening. Hope that helps. xoLexie

Jan Reikowsky September 10, 2016 at 8:51 am

Hi! Looks yummy!! Do you happen to have a calorie count on these?

Alexa September 12, 2016 at 11:21 am

Jan, sorry I don’t.

Laura October 27, 2016 at 10:02 am

Hi, this recipe sounds fantastic! What brand of seasoned coating mix do you use? The recipe just says ‘this brand’, but there’s no link. Thanks!

Alexa October 28, 2016 at 4:21 pm

Hi Laura, Thank you for the heads up! When I moved to the new platform many of my links didn’t make the move. Hodgson Mills is what I use. It is GF. https://secure.hodgsonmillstore.com/en/coating-mixes/gluten-free-seasoned-coating-mix-71518-02112-001_group


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