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buffalo chicken tenders dipped in ranch

Air Fried Buffalo Chicken Strips (paleo + low carb option)

  • Author: Jen Lopez
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 3 1x
  • Category: Air Fryer
  • Method: Air Fryer
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free


These air fryer buffalo chicken strips are quick, easy, delicious and a healthy way to enjoy chicken strips without frying! A paleo and low carb version is also included.


  • 1 lb chicken breast strips
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 3/4 cup Panko crumbs - (skip for low carb or paleo option)
  • 1/2 cup almond flour (I use Bob's Red Mill) (Use 1 cup for paleo/low carb option)
  • 1/2 cup buffalo sauce (I use Primal Kitchen Foods, use code BEAUTY10 for a discount on your order!)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • ranch for dipping (I love Primal Kitchen Foods Vegan Ranch 


  1. Place beaten egg, almond flour and panko crumbs in 3 separate plates/bowls
  2. Dip chicken strips into the almond flour, then the egg wash, and roll in panko until well coated. 
  3. Place in air fryer and spray the top of the chicken with a little cooking spray
  4. Air fry at 375 for 7-8 minutes. Flip and cook for an additional 5-7 minutes or until no longer pink
  5. Remove chicken from air fryer and place in a mixing bowl. Add buffalo sauce to bowl.
  6. Toss chicken gently in buffalo sauce until well coated
  7. Serve with celery, carrots and ranch


Nutrition facts listed for version with Panko.

Nutrition facts for Paleo/Whole30 version are: Calories: 232, Fat: 10.4, Carb: 3.3, Protein: 30.5


  • Serving Size: 4 oz chicken or 1/4th of recipe
  • Calories: 273
  • Fat: 10.6
  • Carbohydrates: 11.9
  • Fiber: 1.4
  • Protein: 31.6

Keywords: air fryer, appetizer, paleo, whole30, low carb