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Paleo Tex-Mex Chicken Tenders

Paleo Tex-Mex Chicken Tenders

This healthy entrée features economical Tex-Mex chicken tenders and plenty of fresh vegetables, rather than large amounts of more expensive meat. It can be enjoyed on its own or served over a bed of cauliflower rice to absorb the delicious, rich sauce. The flavor is even better the next day, so consider making a double batch for a quick and healthy lunch the following day.

Ingredients for this Recipe :

  • 1 lb. chicken tenders
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth, preferably organic
  • 1 [14-oz.] can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 medium tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • 2-3 fresh garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1½ tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
Optional toppings:

How to Make Tex-Mex Chicken Tenders :

Step 1 :

Heat the olive oil in a large, non-stick sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add the onion, pepper, tomatoes, and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until the veggies are tender, around 4-5 minutes.

Step 2 :

Add the chicken tenders and season with salt and black pepper, to taste. Cook until the chicken develops a bit of color on each side, around 6-7 minutes.

Step 3 :

Add the cumin, chili powder, smoked paprika, and oregano and cook, stirring occasionally, until everything is well coated and the spices are fragrant around 2-3 minutes.

Step 4 :

Pour in the crushed tomatoes and chicken stock. Reduce heat to medium and cover with a lid. Cook until the chicken is fully cooked through and no longer pink in the middle, around 10 to 12 minutes.

Step 5 :

Transfer to a serving dish and top with diced avocado or pickled jalapenos and red onion, if desired, and serve immediately with cauliflower rice or your favorite side dish. Enjoy these homemade chicken tenders!

Chicken Tenders Recipe

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Paleo Tex-Mex Chicken Tenders

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Lunch Mexican
Serves: 4
Prep Time: 15 minutes Cooking Time: 25-30 minutes Total Time: 40-45 minutes

Easy chicken tenders recipe, healthy and super delicious, Tex-Mex style, a perfect chicken recipe which pairs beautifully with a bed of cauliflower rice or any side dish you prefer.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. chicken tenders
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth, preferably organic
  • 1 [14-oz.] can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 medium tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • 2-3 fresh garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1½ tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
  • Optional toppings:
  • Avocado, diced
  • Pickled jalapenos and red onion, to serve

Instructions

1

Heat the olive oil in a large, non-stick sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add the onion, pepper, tomatoes, and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until the veggies are tender, around 4-5 minutes.

2

Add the chicken tenders and season with salt and black pepper, to taste. Cook until the chicken develops a bit of color on each side, around 6-7 minutes.

3

Add the cumin, chili powder, smoked paprika, and oregano and cook, stirring occasionally, until everything is well coated and the spices are fragrant, around 2-3 minutes.

4

Pour in the crushed tomatoes and chicken stock. Reduce heat to medium and cover with a lid. Cook until the chicken is fully cooked through and no longer pink in the middle, around 10 to 12 minutes.

5

Transfer to a serving dish and top with diced avocado or pickled jalapenos and red onion, if desired, and serve immediately with cauliflower rice or your favorite side dish. Enjoy!

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