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Teriyaki Chicken Tenders: Whole30, Paleo, Gluten-Free

These oven baked teriyaki chicken tenders are easy to make, full of flavor and a family friendly dinner recipe everyone will enjoy. They’re breaded in a paleo, Whole30 and gluten-free coating, baked and tossed in a sticky, delicious soy-free teriyaki sauce. These tenders are great on their own dipped into your favorite sauce, or over a big salad, and perfect for a quick weeknight meal.

  • Author: Bailey
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4 1x
  • Category: Chicken
  • Method: Oven
  • Diet: Gluten Free


  • 1 pound chicken tenders
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • Avocado oil or olive oil spray
  • 3/4 cup Primal Kitchen No-Soy Teriyaki Sauce
  • 1 tbsp honey (substitute 3 pitted and blended medjool dates for Whole30)
  • Optional: top with red pepper chili flakes or sesame seeds


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. and line a baking sheet with parchment paper, or use a light coating of cooking oil to coat baking sheet
  2. In a shallow bowl, combine the flour with all of the spices and baking powder. Beat the eggs in another shallow bowl
  3. Pat the chicken dry really well. Coat each chicken tender first in the beaten egg, and then in the flour mixture. Place each tender directly onto the baking sheet with the tenders evenly spaced
  4. Repeat until all of the tenders have been coated and put on the baking sheet, and then cook for 30 minutes, flipping halfway through
  5. 5 minutes prior to the tenders being done, heat the teriyaki sauce and honey (or blended dates) in a skillet over medium-low heat, stirring frequently. Once the tenders are done, use tongs to dip each one into the sauce and flipping to evenly coat
  6. Optional: place the tenders back onto the baking sheet and broil for 3-4 minutes to crisp up


  • To make these in the air fryer follow directions for Air Fryer Chicken Tenders
  • Because of the breading and saucy coating, these do not store and reheat very well. It’s suggested to eat and enjoy immediately