Coconut-crusted chicken tenders with mayo-free cilantro lime dip

  • Author: Sugar-free Mom Cookbook
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Dinner, Lunch


Coconut-crusted Chicken Tenders with Mayo-Free Cilantro Lime Dip is a kid-friendly, family friendly meal that is nutritious, flavorful and is put on the table in under 20 minutes.



  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 egg whites
  • juice of 1/2 lime
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh chopped cilantro
  • 1 lb. chicken tenderloins
  • 2 Tablespoons coconut oil
  • For the Cilantro Lime Dip:
  • 1 cup Plain Greek Yogurt
  • Juice of 1 Lime
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure stevia extract or 1/2 teaspoon lemon liquid stevia
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh chopped cilantro


  1. Whisk coconut flour with salt and pepper in a shallow bowl and set aside. Beat egg whites with lime juice until frothy.
  2. Mix shredded coconut with fresh cilantro in a shallow bowl. Dredge tenders first in coconut flour mixture, then in egg whites, then in shredded coconut. Be sure to coat both sides. Continue until all tenders are coated.
  3. Heat oil in a large skillet and cook tenders, 5 minutes on each side, until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.
  4. For Cilantro Lime Dip:
  5. Whisk all ingredients together in a small bowl. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

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