Yield: 4 Servings

Copycat Popeye's Blackened Chicken Tenders | Keto, Low-Carb

copycat popeyes blackened tenders with ranch dip

Skip the fast food and opt for these deliciously spicy homemade blackened tenders!

Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 2 tsp Sea Salt
  • 2 tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 2 tsp Chili Power
  • 2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1-2 tsp Black Pepper
  • 2 lbs Chicken Breast Tenderloin
  • 1 tbsp Vegetable Oil


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a small bowl or on a plate, use a whisk to mix all seasonings together into one seasoning blend (blackened seasoning).
  3. In a large freezer bag, add seasonings and chicken; shake and massage until all tenders are coated with seasoning.
  4. Heat the vegetable oil in a large cast iron skillet for 2-3  minutes over medium-high heat.
  5. Place the tenders in the skillet and allow to cook for 3-4 minutes per side, or until a nice sear develops.
  6. Transfer skillet to oven, and allow chicken to cook for an additional ten minutes.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 420Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 193mgSodium: 1343mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 71g