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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 found in these Pork Rind Chicken Tenders

Pork Rind Chicken Tenders

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.

Pork Rind Chicken Tenders

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

Pork Rind Chicken Tenders

Pork Rind Chicken Tenders

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 4 hours
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 4 hours 15 minutes

These chicken tenders get their crunch from low-carb pork rinds and are baked to crispy perfection.


  • 1c pickle juice
  • 2 1/2 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into tenders
  • 3 eggs
  • 2Tb mayo
  • 1tsp ground mustard powder
  • 1.75 oz bag 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.


MFP Listing: MacroEd Pork Rind Chicken Tenders


  • 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

Nutrition Information

Number of Servings: 6

Calories: 450

Fat: 25g

Carbs: 1g

Fiber: 0g

Protein: 57

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6
Amount Per Serving: Total Fat: 26gProtein: 65g
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