A typical chain restaurant serves wings at around 100 calories a pop, but you can easily lighten things up by using flavorful spices in your breading, along with a touch of butter (yes, butter!) and hot sauce. And don’t forget about a healthier cooking method: Instead of frying, the trick to getting crispy nuggets is baking them first and then quickly broiling.
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Makes 16 servings
- 1 lb boneless skinless chicken tenders, cut into 2" pieces
- ¾ cup coconut flour
- ½ tsp ground cayenne pepper
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- ½ tsp salt
- 4 Tbsp grass fed butter, melted
- ½ cup Frank’s hot sauce
- 1 tsp coconut oil for pan
How to make it
Line a rimmed baking pan with foil, and grease with coconut oil. Set aside.
In a large plastic bag combine coconut flour, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, and salt, and shake to blend. Add chicken pieces to bag, close, and shake to cover chicken.
In a small bowl, add butter and hot sauce, and stir to combine.
Dip chicken pieces into hot-sauce mixture one at a time, coating them.
Place chicken pieces on baking sheet, and bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes. Raise heat of oven to broil, and cook an additional 2-3 more minutes. Remove, and let sit for about 5 minutes before serving.