Gluten-Free Chicken Tenders and Fries

Perfectly crispy gluten-free breaded chicken + Crispy Baked Fries... Loved by kids and adults, it's an easy gluten-free meal that is always devoured!

Gluten-free chicken tenders fries recipe easy dinner
Gluten-Free Chicken Tenders and Fries

Best Gluten-Free Chicken Tenders + Fries!

So excited to finally share these gluten-free Chicken Tenders + Fries!

A family favorite gluten-free dinner recipe, we make this on repeat!

Perfectly crispy breaded chicken + the most delicious crispy baked fries …  it is a gluten-free meal loved by kids and adults alike!

Gluten-free chicken tenders fries recipe easy dinner

Let’s dive right in and talk about the breaded chicken cutlet!

It is an easy family recipe.

The chicken is breaded with gluten-free Italian breadcrumbs and cooked in olive oil, giving it the best flavor and a crispy outside while still being juicy and tender.

If you follow my Instagram Stories, you know that we make these gluten-free breaded chicken cutlets all the time and while I’ve shared the recipe on stories, I have been promising to share the recipe here on the website as well… so finally sharing the recipe here today!

In this recipe post, I’ll give step by step and all our tips on how to make these amazing gluten-free chicken tenders!

And I have a cooking video on the page so you can follow along!

As with all my recipes if you are new to our website, there is a printable recipe at the bottom of the page with exact measurements and directions.

Gluten-Free Breaded Chicken Cutlet recipe easy dinner

So let’s make them!

Here’s all you’ll need:

eggs

chicken tenders or chicken breast sliced breasts

gluten-free Italian breadcrumbs (we love Aleia’s Italian Breadcrumbs) (amazon link)

Gluten-Free Breaded Chicken Cutlet recipe easy dinner

And it’s super simple to make them!

All you do is…

  • Set up an assembly line with a shallow bowl with whisked egg, a plate or bowl with the breadcrumbs and an empty plate.
  • Then dip the chicken in the egg to coat evenly, let the excess drip off then move to the plate of breadcrumbs and press the breadcrumbs into the chicken. It’s important that you really press them in so that they stick when your fry them.
  • Set aside on a plate and repeat until all the chicken is breaded.

The time depends on much chicken you’re making. We tend to make 2 pounds because, well, we’re feeding teens with large appetites and like to have extra in the house.

We store extra in the refrigerator and freezer depending on needs and use it for sandwiches, salads, chicken parmesan, soup and more!

After all the chicken is breaded, it’s time to fry it!

Heat olive oil in a deep fry pan until shimmering, not burning and then batches, cook the chicken… 5 minutes, flip, 4 minutes.

It will be perfectly crispy!

Then the next step is key to keeping it crispy…

When we remove it from the pan, we like to place it on a baking rack, with paper towels underneath to collect any excess oil.

This allows the chicken to get extra crispy while it cools a bit.

Gluten-Free Breaded Chicken Cutlet recipe easy dinner

Of note to the recipe here:  This recipe calls for 2 pounds of chicken because we always make a large quantity, eating some the day of, then keeping some extra in the refrigerator and freezing some as well.

You can always cut the recipe in half and make 1 pound.

And as I mentioned above, the breaded chicken cutlet is also perfect for sandwiches, salads, chicken parmesan and more!

But as we show it here, we LOVE it served along with crispy fries!

Let’s talk fries!

Who doesn’t love a great potato fry?

We make potato fries constantly as they are quick, easy and sooooo delicious!

And while I sometimes love a thicker fry, my family loooooves these thin crisp ones.

And they are so easy to make!

All you need is

potatoes (think approximately 1/2 to 1 per person depending on how big they are)

avocado oil or oil of choice

and kosher salt.

Some quick tips for making perfect fries:

  • Make sure the potatoes are well dried after scrubbing off any dirt
  • No matter what size you cut them, cut them as evenly as possible so that they cook evenly
  • Make sure they are well coated but not dripping in oil and place on an un-greased baking sheet or baking sheet covered in parchment paper.
  • Place them on the baking sheet so that they are not touching so that they can get crispy.
  • Roast them at a high temperature.

They cook in 30 minutes while you fry the chicken.

Then you are ready to serve the most delicious gluten-free chicken tenders and fries!

Hope you love it!

Gluten-free chicken tenders fries recipe easy dinner

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Breaded Chicken Cutlet

Perfectly crispy gluten-free breaded chicken + Crispy Baked Fries... Loved by kids and adults, it's an easy gluten-free meal that is always devoured! NOTE: this recipe is for 2 pounds of chicken as we like to make a large quantity and then freeze extra, you can cut the recipe in half and make 1 pound of chicken.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
* cook time per batch9 mins
Course: Lunch, Dinner, Game Day
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free
Keyword: easy gluten-free meal, gluten free chicken tenders, baked fries, best chicken tenders, gluten free breaded chicken cutlet, crowd-pleasing gluten-free dinner, gluten-free chicken tenders and fries
Servings: 17 pieces chicken approximately
Author: Healthy Gluten-free Family

Ingredients

Breaded Crispy Chicken Tenders

  • 2 large eggs, whisked
  • 1 cup gluten-free Italian Breadcrumbs, more as needed Aleia's Italian Bread Crumbs (amazon affiliate link)
  • 2 lbs Chicken Breast Tenders or thinly sliced chicken breasts
  • ½ cup olive oil, approximately

Crispy Potato Fries

  • 4 medium potatoes -- think about 1 per person depending on size-- well scrubbed and dried skin left on
  • avocado oil or oil of choice
  • kosher salt

Instructions

Breaded Crispy Chicken Tenders

  • Set up an assembly line with whisked egg in a large shallow bowl, breadcrumbs on a plate or another large shallow bowl, and an empty plate to hold the breaded chicken before it is fried.
  • Dip chicken in the whisked egg so well coated, let excess drip off, then move egg-coated chicken to the plate with breadcrumbs and press breadcrumbs into chicken. Important to really press the breadcrumbs into the chicken on both sides so that they stay when cooked. Set aside on an empty plate until all the chicken is breaded.
  • Add approximately 1/2 the olive oil to a deep frying pan to coat well (about 1/4 inch deep) and heat over medium heat so that the oil is hot and shimmering but not boiling. (When you place the chicken in the oil it will not be completely submerged, only the bottom half will be in the oil)
  • In batches, add breaded chicken to the hot oil.(We can usually cook 5-6 pieces at a time depending on pan and size of chicken) Cook 5 minutes, flip, cook an additional 4 minutes. Chicken will sizzle in the hot oil the entire time. Chicken should be perfectly crispy, if you want it crispier, cook an additional minute.
  • Using a large serving fork, remove crispy chicken from the oil and place on a baking rack (with paper towels underneath to absorb any excess oil). This will allow chicken to stay crispy.
  • Repeat frying until all the breaded chicken is cooked, adding additional oil to the pan as needed, and gently removing any excess cooked breadcrumbs from pan as necessary.
  • When all the chicken is cooked, serve along with fries.
  • Store extra in a sealed container in the refrigerator (chicken layers separated by wax paper) for up to 3 days. Store in freezer, wrapped in foil, chicken layers separated by wax paper, for up to 3 months.

Crispy Potato Fries

  • Preheat oven to 400 degree F and line baking sheets with parchment paper
  • Cut scrubbed potatoes into even strips. The thinner the strips, the crispier they will get. The key to baking them tho is to cut them as closer to similar size as possible so that they cook evenly.
  • Place cut strips on prepared baking sheets. Drizzle with oil and use your hands to mix them up, then lay flat on the baking sheet so that they are not touching. The key is to use enough oil to coat the fries but not soak them.
  • Sprinkle with kosher salt to taste.
  • Bake on top oven rack for 30 minutes or until crispy, rotating baking sheet once about 1/2 way through.
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  1. I made the chicken tenders tonight and wow! They were delicious. Only change I made was to use peanut oil because I was low on olive oil. I followed all your tips. Will definitely make them again and maybe next time I can also make the fries (I didn’t have potatoes). Thank you!

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