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. Be sure to try my Chick Fil A Copycat Nuggets recipe too.
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.
For more great chicken recipes ideas, check out:
- Chicken Soup with Spaghetti Noodles - a delicious, easy hearty soup recipe.
- Baked Greek Chicken Casserole - A delicious Mediterranean dish with roasted red peppers.
- Baked Salsa Chicken - The easiest chicken casserole recipe ever!
- Thai Chicken Recipe - A great dinner idea made with chicken thighs.
- French Onion Chicken - A tasty dinner made in a single pot.
- Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta - A family favorite with bacon and a delicious ranch flavor!
- Fried Chicken Tenders - Just like Raising Cane's
These homemade chicken tenders take just a few 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.
How to make Baked Chicken Tenders
The full recipe is below, but the major steps are:
- Beat eggs in a bowl.
- Cut chicken breasts
- Mix the bread crumbs, Panko, and seasonings.
- Dip the chicken in the egg wash.
5. Roll tender in breading.
6. Place on a cookie sheet
7. Continue for all chicken pieces.
8. Bake in the oven,
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Baked Chicken Tenders
Baked Chicken Tenders
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup bread crumbs
- ½ cup Panko crumbs
- t teaspoon seasoning salt
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- 2-3 chicken breasts or 1 ½ lbs of chicken tenders.
- In a small bowl beat two eggs. Preheat oven to 450°.
- In a second bowl, add the remaining ingredients except for the chicken.
- Cut chicken breasts into smaller pieces, about 1" by 2"
- Dip each chicken piece in the egg mixture.
- Roll into the breadcrumb mixture, turning to coat.
- Bake on a cookie sheet for 7 minutes.
- Turn tenders and bake another 7 minutes or until juices run clear.
- Serve with mustard sauce or ranch dressing.
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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!