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Saturday, March 11, 2017

Low Carb Pork Rind Chicken Tenders

Recently, I went on a low-carb diet. I am not a big bread eater so that hasn't been bad. I do miss dessert. I spend time looking at the carbs in foods now and it has been interesting learning about which foods have the most carbs.  I found this low-carb chicken recipe that is made with pork rinds of all things. 
Eclectic Red Barn: Low Carb Pork Rind Chicken Tenders

This recipe went together quickly although you do need to marinade the chicken in pickle juice. I am going to try it without the pickle marinade to see how it turns out. 

The original recipe calls for pan frying the chicken, which I did the first time. The second time, I put it in the oven. It was just as good and I didn't have to stand over the pan.

So if you are on a low-carb diet or thinking about doing it, you should add this chicken to your menu list. I actually like it even if I wasn't on low-carb. The pork rinds are low in calories as well.
Eclectic Red Barn: Low Carb Pork Rind Chicken Tenders with veggies
I served it with asparagus and zucchini and I was all set. My husband even liked it and he is NOT on low-carb.

Recipe                                                        Print

Low Carb Pork Rind Chicken Tenders
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Ingredients:
  • 3 large chicken breasts
  • 16 oz. jar of pickles, just the juice (try finding one with 0-1 carbs per serving)
  • 2 cups oil (peanut or whatever oil you prefer to fry with) *
  • 4 oz. plain pork rinds, finely crushed
  • 2 whole eggs, beaten
Directions:
  1. Place chicken breasts and pickle juice in a ziplock bag. Store in fridge overnight to brine. (I marinaded my chicken for a few hours and it was good)
  2. Drain pickle juice from bag.
  3. Slice chicken breast into tenders or nuggets.
  4. One at a time, place a strip of chicken in egg wash and then in the bowl of crushed pork rinds. Press down to get the pork rinds to stick.
  5. Let chicken rest on a plate until you are ready to fry.
  6. In a medium sized fry pan, heat peanut oil over medium-high heat.
  7. Fry on each size of chicken for 2-3 minutes, until golden brown.
  8. Place chicken tenders on a paper towel-lined plate until all are fried.

    *You can bake them in a 400 degree oven for about 15-20 minutes. Turn half way through.




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