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These baked coconut chicken tenders are light, crispy, and keto! Pair with your favorite sauce for a yummy meal or scatter on salad. Perfect for low carb meals, THM S, and healthy eating.

The flavor of coconut combined with the crispy chicken will have everyone coming back for more! These reasons are why this recipe is a dinnertime favorite.

These coconut chicken tenders are a great way to feel like you’re “cheating” when you’re actually not.

No matter what your brain tells you, these are keto-friendly and keto-approved! In under 30 minutes of time, you’ll have an amazing dinner on the table.

oven baked chicken fingers with coconut flakes on rack and on plate with text "Keto Oven Baked Coconut Chicken Tenders" by The Moments At Home

Delicious Dinner Idea

Get ready for the kids to love this low carb chicken recipe as well. There’s just something about the texture and crunch paired up with the slight sweetness of coconut that creates a winning combination every single time.

And once you pair these baked chicken coconut tenders with your favorite dipping sauce, everyone in the family will agree just how amazing they truly are!

While most chicken recipes are fried or loaded with fat, this keto coconut chicken isn’t one of them. You’re going to love the crunch without having any of the worry or guilt.

keto chicken tenders with coconut flakes on rack to bake and get crispy

Ingredients needed for Coconut Chicken Tenders

This recipe is so simple to make and you only need a handful of ingredients to get started.

  • Chicken breast tenderloins 
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Salt
  • Almond flour 
  • Eggs
  • Unsweetened coconut chips
keto ingredients to make oven baked coconut chicken tenders

How To Make Baked Coconut Chicken Tenders

Start by preheating your oven to 400F and make certain to line a baking rack and baking sheet.

Next, it’s time to season up the chicken. You’re going to want to sprinkle the seasonings (garlic, onion powder, and salt) over all areas of the chicken, front and back, and spread it all around really well using your hands.

chicken tenders in keto flours for breading

Grab a small bowl and put your almond flour in it. Then, use another dish and add in your eggs, beaten. In a third bowl, add in the coconut chips. Start to coat the chicken with the almost flour, followed by the eggs, followed by the coconut chips last. Then once done, put on the baking rack.

chicken tenders dredged in egg and low carb flour mix

Put in the oven and bake for 20 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink in the middle. You also want to be certain that the coating is a golden brown coloring.

breaded chicken tenders waiting to be oven baked

From the beginning to the end, this dinner recipe takes no more than 30 minutes, tops. That’s a great way to get dinner on the table, fast.

This simple low carb chicken recipe is great for lunch or dinner, and is actually super tasty warmed up as leftovers, too.

If you’re craving that crunch without an overload of carbs, this coconut chicken recipe has your name all over it.

Tips For Making This Coconut Baked Chicken

Since it’s such a simple recipe, there aren’t too many tips to consider…but just in case, here are some to keep in mind.

Can this low carb chicken recipe be baked without the coconut added?

Of course! If you’re not a fan of coconut or just don’t have any on hand, you can still make this delicious baked chicken. Just omit and move on with the rest of the steps.

coconut chicken tenders cooked crispy by baking in the oven

How do you store leftover baked chicken?

The easiest way to store this low carb chicken is to store it in an airtight container and add it to your fridge. It should stay good for up to 3 days and if you bake it slowly again to warm it up, it will crisp right back up to how it was when it was first cooked.

Can you make this chicken dish ahead of time?

Yes, but with how fast this simple chicken recipe is, there’s really no reason to. A 30-minute family dinner is about as quick as they come!

Now that you know the simplicity of this chicken recipe, it’s time to get started on making it. Don’t forget to pair it up with this Keto Squash Casserole to complete the entire meal!

keto baked coconut chicken tenders on a plate
Yield: 5 servings

Keto Baked Coconut Chicken Tenders

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Check out these keto baked coconut chicken tenders! They're so simple and easy to make! And low carb, too!

Ingredients

  • 1 ΒΌ lb Chicken breast tenderloins
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut chips

Instructions

Start by preheating your oven to 400F and make certain to line a baking rack and baking sheet.

Next, it's time to season up the chicken. You're going to want to sprinkle the seasonings (garlic, onion powder, and salt) over all areas of the chicken, front and back, and spread it all around really well using your hands.

Grab a small bowl and put your almond flour in it. Then, use another dish and add in your eggs, beaten. In a third bowl, add in the coconut chips. Start to coat the chicken with the almost flour, followed by the eggs, followed by the coconut chips last. Then once done, put on the baking rack.

Put in the oven and bake for 20 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink in the middle. You also want to be certain that the coating is a golden brown coloring.

From the beginning to the end, this dinner recipe takes no more than 30 minutes, tops. That's a great way to get dinner on the table, fast.

Notes

You can replace the coconut chips with unsweetened shredded coconut.

Serve chicken with your favorite dipping sauce.

If you are unsure when chicken is done, use a meat thermometer, it is done and safe to eat once it reaches 165F temperature.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

5

Serving Size:

4 oz

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 342Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 171mgSodium: 260mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 41g

Please note: I am not a medical or nutritional/diet professional. This information is not to be considered medical advice. You should independently calculate your own values. I expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website.

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