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!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 servings


  • 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
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
Lemon Chicken Tenders {Slow Cooker}
Amount Per Serving (2 g)
Calories 0
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.