A wholesome twist on the classic favorite chicken tenders....I personally would prefer these baked over fried any day!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil or wax paper and spray with cooking spray.

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  • Place egg in a shallow dish. Place bread crumbs, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, and pepper into a large zip-top freezer bag and mix well. Dip 2 chicken strips into egg and then place into bread crumb mixture and shake to coat. Place coated chicken pieces onto the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with remaining chicken.

  • Spray each chicken tender with cooking spray 2 times.

  • Bake tenders in the preheated oven for 7 minutes; flip, continue to bake on opposite side until no longer pink in the centers, about 7 minutes more. Remove from the oven.

  • Set an oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and preheat the oven's broiler.

  • Broil tenders in the preheated oven for extra crunch, about 2 minutes more.

Cook's Note:

You can marinate the tenders in light buttermilk in the refrigerator for 1 hour instead of dipping in the beaten egg.

Nutrition Facts

172 calories; protein 16.7g 34% DV; carbohydrates 25.6g 8% DV; fat 3.7g 6% DV; cholesterol 72.2mg 24% DV; sodium 688.7mg 28% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
07/06/2019
7.5.19 First, I have to say that there’s no way that this chicken needs to be cooked for 14 minutes @ 450ºF and then another 2 minutes under the broiler. It’s cut into 1/2-inch strips, and when checked after 7 minutes, it was done (I checked with a meat thermometer). They were crispy golden brown and there was no need to put them under the broiler. The breading is very tasty, the cooking time just needs to be adjusted, and I think you’ll be happy (we were). Served this evening with honey mustard dipping sauce, and they were a hit! As a side note, this recipe could be easily adapted to an air fryer. Thanks for sharing your recipe, I will make this again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/06/2019
7.5.19 First, I have to say that there’s no way that this chicken needs to be cooked for 14 minutes @ 450ºF and then another 2 minutes under the broiler. It’s cut into 1/2-inch strips, and when checked after 7 minutes, it was done (I checked with a meat thermometer). They were crispy golden brown and there was no need to put them under the broiler. The breading is very tasty, the cooking time just needs to be adjusted, and I think you’ll be happy (we were). Served this evening with honey mustard dipping sauce, and they were a hit! As a side note, this recipe could be easily adapted to an air fryer. Thanks for sharing your recipe, I will make this again. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
10/08/2020
These were very flavorful, had a nice color, and mildly crunchy! Much healthier than fried. I substituted crushed Ritz crackers and the end of a bag of pretzels for the breading - didn't have any Panko in the pantry. Next time I'll add rosemary or another herb. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
05/22/2020
I thought it was a good recipe but made a few changes. 1. I did not cut up the chicken tenders 2. I dredged in seasoned flour before dipping in egg, then seasoned panko I used the oven at 420 because I put it on parchment paper, but then realized I had to move them to aluminum foil if I wanted to use the broiler, so next time I'll just use aluminum foil. I though the timing was perfect. It was very crispy and very easy!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2020
I just made this recipe and it is delicious I didn't want it extra crispy so I had it for the 7 minutes on each side it's just so good thank you very much for the recipe everyone enjoys it!quick and easy! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/17/2020
It was very easy to make and delicious. Chicken very juicy. Will definitely make it again. Read More