Chicken Tenders Recipes

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Staff Picks

Buffalo Chicken Fingers

Rating: 4.26 stars
This is a baked version of the popular spicy appetizer. Use more or less cayenne to taste.

Golden Chicken Tenders

Rating: 4.35 stars
This is my favorite chicken recipe. It is quick, easy and delicious. I serve the chicken tenders with cranberry sauce, rice and spinach.

Crispy Chicken Nuggets

Rating: 4.43 stars
This is easy and a quick kids meal.

Sweet and Sour Chicken Tenders

Rating: 4.65 stars
This super-easy sweet and sour dish is quick to make and served with white rice.

Grain-Free Chicken Tenders

Rating: 4.38 stars
Cheesy chicken strips that come out tender and are grain-free!

Lemon Thyme Chicken Tenders

Rating: 4.51 stars
Sauteed chicken tenders get a flavor boost from fresh lemon and thyme. Great as a main meal or as a salad topper.

Sheet Pan Parmesan Chicken and Veggies

Rating: 4.52 stars
Baked EXTRA CRISPY Parmesan chicken and veggies--dinner made on one pan and packed with flavor!

Chicken and Waffles

Rating: 4.7 stars
This recipe has crunch, sweet and spicy, savory all in one.

Grilled Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Tenders

Rating: 4.28 stars
The perfect marriage of smoky and sweet flavors is what you'll get when you use the outdoor grill to cook up these chicken tenders! I like to use center-cut bacon since it is leaner and less likely to cause flare-ups. I find cutting the bacon lengthwise, and then using the thin strips to wrap the bacon, is much easier than trying to wrap using a wide strip. Use your favorite BBQ rub on the chicken!

Best and Easiest Chicken Nuggets

Rating: 4.78 stars
Simple, super easy, quick, delicious, and pretty healthy, too!

Quick and Easy Chicken Piquant

Rating: 4.59 stars
This recipe is a variation on traditional chicken piquant which is spicy Cajun chicken. This comes together quickly and is good served over white rice.

Herbed Chicken Nuggets

Rating: 4.36 stars
These chicken nuggets are tender and delicious! Many friends have asked for the recipe and my husband loves them!

Inspiration and Ideas

Breaded Chicken Fingers

Rating: Unrated
"A simple, yummy way to fry chicken 'fingers.' I added seasoning to my personal preference to both the marinade and flour-crumb mixture." – Janet

Crunchy Chicken Fingers

Rating: Unrated
"Fantastic! Very crispy and zesty." – Helen Paris

Air Fryer Cornflake-Crusted Chicken Tenders

Rating: 4.8 stars

This crusting takes chicken from drab to fab! With less than 8 ingredients it's also fast to prepare! I use seasonings from the Savory Spice Shop®, however you can use Italian seasoning in place of the cantanzaro herbs.