Crunchy Quinoa Crusted Chicken Tenders (serves 4)

Prep Time: 10 mins Cook Time: 10 mins

nut free

dairy free

gluten free


  • 1 1/2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 pounds chicken tenders, remove white stringy tendon
  • 2 large eggs or egg whites
  • olive oil


1. Pour the quinoa onto a towel and blot to remove any excess moisture. Place in a shallow bowl. 

2. Add the breadcrumbs, salt, garlic powder, and paprika to the quinoa. Stir to combine well. 

3. In a separate shallow bowl, whisk the eggs. 

4. Dip the chicken into the egg and then into the quinoa mixture pressing evenly to coat.

5. Heat a large skillet over medium high heat, add a thin coat of oil and pan sear the chicken for 4-5 minutes on each side or until quinoa is golden.