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Baked Chicken Tenders

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These easy Baked Chicken Tenders are delicious as both an appetizer or as a light dinner or lunch. Chicken breaded in a light crispy layer and baked easily in the oven.

I love serving this with either Honey Mustard dressing or ranch dressing. 

Oven Baked Chicken Tenders

Hello Friends!

Today I want to share with you an easy recipe for chicken tenders baked in the oven, I used to make these a lot when my kids were younger and now I make them mostly as an appetizer. 

Chicken tenders are easy to make and I love that these are not fried at all. You can bake them in your oven and they are golden brown and crispy and delicious! I will be making a batch for the big game and they are delicious with dressing or salsa. 

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These homemade chicken tenders take just a few ingredients:

Oven Baked Chicken Tenders Ingredients

List of main ingredients:

Chicken Breasts  – Boneless Chicken breast or breast tenders (which are usually cheaper), work best for this recipe. 

Bread Crumbs –You will want to use both Panko and plain bread crumbs for this recipe. You can use boxed or homemade crumbs made out of stale bread or crackers. 

Eggs – Eggs the batter nice and crispy. 


Baked Chicken Tenders


How to  make Baked Chicken Tenders

The full recipe is below, but the major steps are:

  1. Beat eggs in a bowl.
  2. Cut chicken breasts
  3. Mix the bread crumbs, Panko, and seasonings.
  4. Dip the chicken in the egg wash. 

How to make Baked Chicken Tenders

5. Roll tender in breading.
6. Place on a cookie sheet
7. Continue for all chicken pieces.
8. Bake in the oven,

How to make Chicken Tenders

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Baked Chicken Tenders

Baked Chicken Tenders

Oven Baked Chicken Tenders

Baked Chicken Tenders

Yield: 18
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

These easy Baked Chicken Tenders are delicious as both an appetizer or as a light dinner or lunch. Chicken breaded in a light crispy layer and baked easily in the oven.


  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup Panko crumbs
  • t teaspoon seasoning salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2-3 chicken breasts or 1 1/2 lbs of chicken tenders.


  1. In a small bowl beat two eggs. Preheat oven to 450°.
  2. In a second bowl, add the remaining ingredients except for the chicken.
  3. Cut chicken breasts into smaller pieces, about 1" by 2"
  4. Dip each chicken piece in the egg mixture.
  5. Roll into the breadcrumb mixture, turning to coat.
  6. Bake on a cookie sheet for 7 minutes.
  7. Turn tenders and bake another 7 minutes or until juices run clear.
  8. Serve with mustard sauce or ranch dressing.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 808Total Fat: 35gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 24gCholesterol: 248mgSodium: 2305mgCarbohydrates: 53gFiber: 3gSugar: 2gProtein: 67g


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Tuesday 11th of May 2021

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Monday 8th of February 2021

Cassidy makes homemade tenders - WHICH ARE SO GOOD - but I think he fries them. I'd love to try them baked instead. We'll never buy the frozen kind again, I tell ya!

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