Lemon Chicken Tenders {Pressure Cooker/Slow Cooker}

These easy succulent Lemon Chicken Tenders are just like the Italian restaurant favorite, except these are healthy and gluten and grain-free! They can be made in the slow cooker too, so you can set it and forget it! The tenders are coated with a wonderful delicate breading that tastes just like the real deal (but gluten and grain-free), and it soaks up the flavorful sauce perfectly. This will surely be a new mealtime favorite in your household!These easy succulent Lemon Chicken Tenders are just like the Italian restaurant favorite, except these are healthy and gluten and grain-free! They can be made in the slow cooker too, so you can set it and forget it! The tenders are coated with a wonderful delicate breading that tastes just like the real deal (but gluten and grain-free), and it soaks up the flavorful sauce perfectly. This will surely be a new mealtime favorite in your household!

Chicken picatta, or lemon chicken, is one of my all time favorite dishes. I have a few go-to comfort foods, and this dish hits to spot. This healthy and grain-free version of the popular dish will leave you feeling full and satisfied. 🙂

These easy succulent Lemon Chicken Tenders are just like the Italian restaurant favorite, except these are healthy and gluten and grain-free! They can be made in the slow cooker too, so you can set it and forget it! The tenders are coated with a wonderful delicate breading that tastes just like the real deal (but gluten and grain-free), and it soaks up the flavorful sauce perfectly. This will surely be a new mealtime favorite in your household!Lately I have had absolutely no time to prepare dinner so I have been experimenting with making some of my favorite dishes in my pressure cooker. I’ve always been a bit intimidated by cooking dishes other than soups and stews in my pressure cooker (and slow cooker), but with a real lack of free time I decided to toss my fears aside and give it a try.

These easy succulent Lemon Chicken Tenders are just like the Italian restaurant favorite, except these are healthy and gluten and grain-free! They can be made in the slow cooker too, so you can set it and forget it! The tenders are coated with a wonderful delicate breading that tastes just like the real deal (but gluten and grain-free), and it soaks up the flavorful sauce perfectly. This will surely be a new mealtime favorite in your household!

I will not lie, I’ve had some pressure cooker failures! I tried a whole chicken and I must of misjudged the timing because when I attempted to extract it from the cooker it pretty much fell apart into pieces. The chicken tasted good, but it didn’t resemble the roasted whole chicken look I was hoping for. So I placed that recipe on the back burner, and decided to try something a bit more simple.

These easy succulent Lemon Chicken Tenders are just like the Italian restaurant favorite, except these are healthy and gluten and grain-free! They can be made in the slow cooker too, so you can set it and forget it! The tenders are coated with a wonderful delicate breading that tastes just like the real deal (but gluten and grain-free), and it soaks up the flavorful sauce perfectly. This will surely be a new mealtime favorite in your household!I had a hankering for chicken picatta the other day and with no extra time to spare I attempted the pressure cooker again. And it worked! They turned out perfect and I had this whole meal ready in under 30 minutes. Phew!  Everyone enjoyed the meal, including Cricket, who always gets a taste (or two or three:))! This tasty meal has now entered my weekly rotation thanks to the quick prep and easy clean up!

Lemon Chicken Tenders {Slow Cooker}

These easy succulent Lemon Chicken Tenders are just like the Italian restaurant favorite, except these are healthy and gluten and grain-free! They can be made in the slow cooker too, so you can set it and forget it! The tenders are coated with a wonderful delicate breading that tastes just like the real deal (but gluten and grain-free), and it soaks up the flavorful sauce perfectly. This will surely be a new mealtime favorite in your household!

  • 2 large chicken breasts cut into tenders (2 ½ lbs)
  • 1 pasture-raised egg
  • 2 ½ tablespoons tapioca flour
  • 1 tablespoon grass-fed butter (ghee, or oil for choice for pan frying)
  • 1 lemon (2 tablespoons lemon juice plus 4-5 lemon slices)
  • ⅔ cup broth
  • ¼ teaspoon + Himalayan or sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of parsley or thyme (optional, chopped for garnish)
  • 2 teaspoons capers (optional)
  1. In a bowl whisk the 2 eggs and tapioca flour until smooth.
  2. Heat the ghee or oil in a skillet over medium high heat.
  3. Dunk the chicken strips into the egg mixture then pan fry each piece 1-2 minutes each side, or until golden brown. (Not cooked through) Then place the strips into your slow cooker or pressure cooker.
  4. Add the broth, lemon juice and slices, and salt and pepper.
  5. If using the Instant, select the chicken button and make sure the setting are on high pressure and the timer is set for 15 minutes. Seal the lid.
  6. If using the slower cooker, set on high for 1 hour, then switch to the low setting for another 2 hours.
  7. Whisk the sauce in the cooker with the evoo and pour over the chicken tenders, top with capers and fresh parsley or time.

These easy succulent Lemon Chicken Tenders are just like the Italian restaurant favorite, except these are healthy and gluten and grain-free! They can be made in the slow cooker too, so you can set it and forget it! The tenders are coated with a wonderful delicate breading that tastes just like the real deal (but gluten and grain-free), and it soaks up the flavorful sauce perfectly. This will surely be a new mealtime favorite in your household!

 

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