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Buffalo tenders recipe

Buffalo Chicken Tenders Recipe

  • Author: Dr. Josh Axe
  • Total Time: 12 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Buffalo chicken wings can really be delicious, but they’re often loaded with unhealthy ingredients along with common food allergens like wheat and gluten. Not this recipe!


  • 1 pound chicken tender strips
  • ½ cup cassava flour
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ cup hot sauce, plus more to taste
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • ¼ cup ghee


  1. Cut all chicken strips in half.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine cassava flour, paprika, cayenne pepper, salt, pepper and garlic powder.
  3. In a separate bowl, pour in hot sauce.
  4. Melt coconut oil in pan over medium heat.
  5. Coat both sides of chicken with flour mixture.
  6. Dip floured chicken with hot sauce.
  7. Place all in pan and cook for 6 to 7 minutes.
  8. Add butter to pan and flip the chicken.
  9. Cook second side for 6 to 7 minutes until cooked through.
  10. Remove from heat and add additional hot sauce as needed.
  11. Serve hot, potentially with a sauce.


Blue cheese dressing is a popular dip. I suggest using a goat cheese variety.

Otherwise, try my own buffalo chicken dip recipe.

  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 7
  • Category: Main Dish or Appetizer
  • Method: Frying
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 305
  • Sugar: 0.9g
  • Sodium: 500mg
  • Fat: 2.2g
  • Carbohydrates: 19.5g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 50.7g
  • Cholesterol: 160mg

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