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Pork Rind Chicken Tenders

The juiciest chicken tenders you’ll ever make at home.  No carby coating.  No deep frying.  All macro-friendly amazingness.

The secret to off-the-charts amazing chicken tenders is in the brine.  I recognize that this recipe is one of the most redneck-sounding recipes we’ve ever put together.

Soak chicken in pickle juice?

Roll it in pork rinds?


But really.  Seriously.

These are SO good that it’s hard to explain.  It’ll be the weirdest recipe you’ll ever love.  😉

Pork Rind Chicken Tenders
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Prep Time: 4 hours

Cook Time: 15 minutes

4 hours, 15 minutes

appetizer, snacks, entree

Yield: 6 servings

Fat per serving: 26

Protein per serving: 65

Pork Rind Chicken Tenders


  • 1c pickle juice
  • 2 1/2 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into tenders
  • 3 eggs
  • 2Tb mayo
  • 1tsp ground mustard powder
  • 11/25 oz bags BBQ or spicy pork rinds
  • 1/2c grated parmesan cheese


  1. Brine chicken in pickle juice at least 4 hours or up to 24.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400.
  3. Mix eggs, mayo, and ground mustard in shallow dish. Water down a bit if necessary (I didn't).
  4. Crush pork rinds in blender, food processor, or bullet.
  5. Mix pork rinds and parmesan cheese in a second shallow dish.
  6. Dip tenders in egg mixture then pork rinds, and place on foil lined, sprayed baking sheet.
  7. Bake for 15 minutes or until juices run clear, flipping after 7 minutes.
  8. Hug Jamie Collins-Torres for this killer recipe.



Gluten Free:  YES!  Just keep an eye on the pork rinds.

Vegetarian:  No

Dairy Free:  Skip the parmesan or go for a nut-based kind

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