Pecan Dijon Chicken Tenders are a great low carb, gluten-free and Paleo dinner that takes minutes to prepare! |

Low Carb, Gluten-Free Pecan Crusted Chicken Tenders

Pecan Dijon Chicken is an easy week night meal that pleases kids and adults alike. With quick prep and cook times, you'll have dinner on the table in 30! Low carb, gluten-free, dairy-free Paleo, & egg-free.
Course Appetizer, Dinner
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 360kcal


  • 20 chicken tenders

Mustard Coating

  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons Swerve Confectioners (or 2 tablespoons. erythritol powdered)
  • 1/4 teaspoon dill
  • 1/8 teaspoon liquid smoke flavoring

Chipotle Chicken Seasoning

  • 1 teaspoon Chipotle chile powder (or less depending how hot yours is)
  • 1/4 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon

Pecan Coating

  • 2 cups pecans
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Chipotle chile powder


  • Grease or line a big sheet pan with foil.
  • Mix the ingredients for the mustard coating and chipotle chicken seasoning together in a small bowl.
  • Finely chop the pecans and place in a bowl or plate big enough to accommodate a chicken tender. Add the garlic salt and chipotle pepper and mix thoroughly.
  • Dry the chicken tenders with a paper towel and place into a medium bowl. Pour the mustard mixture over the chicken and using your hands, mix the mustard and chicken together, making sure that all surfaces of the chicken is covered. Preheat the oven to 375.
  • Pick up a chicken tender and place it into the nuts, coating both sides, and lay it on the sheet pan. Repeat the process for all of the chicken tenders.
  • Place the sheet pan of pecan Dijon chicken into the oven and cook for 7 minutes. Remove from the oven and flip each piece over and cook for another 7 minutes. Remove the pecan Dijon chicken from the oven and turn on the broiler.
  • Watching carefully, broil the pecan Dijon chicken for a few minutes until the nuts brown a little and crisp up.
  • Serve


Nutrition Facts
Low Carb, Gluten-Free Pecan Crusted Chicken Tenders
Amount Per Serving (2 g)
Calories 360 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 3g13%
Protein 39g78%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Serving: 2g | Calories: 360kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 21g | Fiber: 3g