Pecan Chicken Tenders
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4.63 from 24 votes

Pecan Chicken Tenders

Pecan Chicken Tenders give you all the delicious flavor of breaded chicken without the carbs. They're keto, crunchy, and perfect for non-keto eaters.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time17 mins
Course: Main Courses
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken tenders air fryer, keto air fryer recipe, low carb air fryer recipe, pecan chicken tenders
Servings: 4
Calories: 325kcal
Author: Urvashi Pitre



  • Place the chicken tenders in a large bowl. 
  • Add salt, pepper and smoked paprika and mix well until the chicken is coated with the spices.
  • Pour in honey and mustard and mix well.    
  • Place the finely-crushed pecans on a plate.   
  •  Working with one chicken tender at a time, roll the tenders into the crushed pecans until both sides are coated. Brush off any excess.
  • Place the tenders into the air fryer basket and continue until all tenders are coated and in the air fryer basket. 
  • Set the airfryer to 350F for 12 minutes until the chicken is cooked through and the pecans are golden brown before serving.


  • For this recipe, you want the nuts crushed fine, but not utterly powdered. The finer they are chopped, the more likely they are to stick to the mustard mixture. If you find yourself getting annoyed by nuts that just won't stay put, just chop them a little bit more and you should be good to go. 


Calories: 325kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g