Have you ever tried the blackened chicken tenders from Popeyes? I used to get them often when I lived in California. They are low carb and super tasty, but I’m not sure how clean the ingredients are. I no longer live close to a Popeyes and decided I wanted to make my own version of the tenders.
I really enjoy making my own homemade spice mixtures. I know exactly what’s in them and can keep the ingredients clean. I have a fajita seasoning here and just made a cheesy bbq chicken recipe with a bbq seasoning that I’ll be sharing next week. The blackened mixture only requires a few basic seasonings and is full of flavor!
Popeyes also has a very popular blackened ranch that pairs well with their tenders. It’s SO good, but has a large, not so clean ingredient list. I had never made any kind of dressing before, but was willing to take on the challenge. It took me quite a few tries, but I finally perfected a spicy ranch sauce that was also husband approved. If you’re not a fan of heat, just skip it and serve it with regular ranch instead. They would also be good dipped in buffalo sauce or even sugar free ketchup.
I served my tenders with green beans. They would pair well with coleslaw or even a side salad. If you’re looking for other chicken recipe ideas, check out my Chicken Parmesan, Jalapeno Popper Chicken, Keto Chicken Nuggets or BBQ Chicken Tenders recipes.
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