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Paleo Cashew Chicken Tenders

Joe and I are back in business!

Tampa finally got a Trader Joe’s.

Commence exciting cooking!!

First up, Paleo Cashew Chicken Tenders made using Trader Joe’s awesome cashew meal!

I love almond meal, don’t get me wrong, but cashew meal has a different flavor and consistency–more consistent to cornbread batter than almond meal.

I started my cashew meal investigation simply–with some pan fried paleo-friendly, gluten-free, for realsies ALL NATURAL chicken tenders!!

Now I’m a sharing this Lora recipe. Because it’s kind to pass along the healthy tasty! That’s definitely a form of #PassLove, yeah?

Cashew Meal Crusted Chicken Tenders (Paleo, Gluten-Free)
Serves 3-4


  •  2-3 tablespoons (eyeball it) of organic coconut oil
  • 1-1.5 pound organic antibiotic free chicken tenders
  • 1 egg
  • 1-3 tablespoons (again–eyeball it to taste) of gluten-free Dijon mustard
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Herbs de provence or your favorite fresh herbs
  • 1 cup cashew meal


  1. Heat your skillet on medium.
  2. While skillet is heating, add combine egg and mustard in a pie plate or similar sized plate or bowl. Scramble the egg with a fork and make sure mustard is mixed evenly.
  3. In a second bowl combine cashew meal, herbs (to taste), salt, and pepper.
  4. Add coconut oil to skillet.
  5. Dip chicken in the egg mixture and then dip chicken in the cashew meal–coating thoroughly.  Place coated chicken in skillet. Repeat for remaining pieces.
  6. Cook for approximately five minutes on each side–or until the chicken is cooked through to an internal temperature of 165 degrees.

Serve immediately. I had this chicken immediately like a little kid–dipped in a mix of organic gluten-free ketchup and siracha sauce (gluten & nasty stuff free from Whole Foods) and a side of sweet potatoes and sauteed spinach.  I saved the leftovers and used them on a salad–equally delish!

What is your favorite Trader Joe meal ingredient?


  • Jessica Spivey

    March 28, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    I live up in Spring Hill, but so need to get down there! Sounds like a delicious recipe!

  • Orangespoken

    March 30, 2014 at 11:37 pm

    Yum! I just bought cashew meal at TJ’s!