Fried Chicken

By Rachelle

  • 4 oz pork rinds
  • 1/4 tsp granulated garlic
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 1/8 tsp onion powder
  • 1/8 tsp paprika
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tsp hot sauce
  • 1 egg
  • 2 lbs chicken breast (cut into tenders)
  • Bacon fat or avocado oil
  1. Preheat oven to 425.
  2. In a food processor, combine pork rinds, granulated garlic, cayenne, crushed red pepper, onion powder, paprika, and salt and pepper to taste. Process until finely ground, and transfer to a bowl.
  3. Lightly beat egg with 1/2 tsp hot sauce.
  4. Heat a cast iron pan over medium-high heat. Add bacon fat and/or avocado oil to the pan to cover about 1/4-1/2 inch deep.
  5. One strip at a time, dredge chicken in egg wash, then toss to cover with pork rind mixture.
  6. Add to hot oil and fry until brown on each side (about 3-4 minutes per side). Once fried, transfer to baking sheet to finish in the preheated oven for 5-8 minutes, depending on the thickness of the tenders.
  7. Serve with favorite hot sauce.


Notes: These fried chicken tenders are a great alternative for those on a gluten-free or paleo diet.