Spicy foods are some of my favorite foods; the more heat, the better, in my opinion. I’ve become a kind of connoisseur of the hot sauce aisle at the grocery store after trying so many different brands and styles of hot sauce. My personal favorite for a long time now has been sriracha as many other brands of hot sauce (like Frank’s) just do not make food hot enough for me. There’s only been one instance of regret on my quest to find the perfect hot sauce: I tried Dave’s Insanity Sauce once and used way too much, causing immediate tears and sweating and the inability to finish my eggs that morning. Sriracha is the perfect amount of heat and goes well with so many different meals, including these delicious keto-friendly chicken tenders.
Next I combined the pork rinds and parmesan cheese into my food processor and blended until they became a breadcrumb consistency. This only takes about 10 seconds in my Ninja food processor.
In a bowl I mixed the mayo and sriracha together. A lot of people ask me about mayo replacements when I use it in recipes because they do not like the taste. When this chicken is cooked, you cannot taste the mayo, but I imagine sour cream or even yogurt would work, too. Feel free to use more or less sriracha to reach your desired level of heat.
I sprinkled salt and pepper on the chicken tenders before beginning the dipping process. Alternatively you could use whole chicken breasts or even cut them into nugget-sized pieces. This would also taste great on chicken thighs for a higher fat content.
I placed each chicken tender on a baking sheet lined with foil that I sprayed with non-stick spray and baked them for 20 minutes until cooked through and golden brown. How easy is that?! This chicken is great served on its own with one of my two favorite keto-friendly dipping sauces, Guy’s Spicy BBQ or Wish-Bone’s Chipotle Ranch dressing or as a topper to any salad for lunch or dinner. The chicken is tender and the crispy exterior makes them taste like an indulgence without the added carbs. They are not too spicy (I promise!) with just the right amount of heat from the sriracha. So easy and so delicious! What are your favorite hot sauces? Let me know!