Chicken Tenders Recipe

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  • 35 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins,
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings, chicken tenders
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This baked chicken tenders recipe tastes like the kind of chicken strips you'd get in a restaurant. But you don't have to fry these crispy tenders to get that wonderful crispy coating. Crushed croutons give these tenders their lovely texture. Kids love this recipe. Serve with honey mustard or ketchup for dipping.

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What You'll Need

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cups garlic croutons
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • Dashes of hot sauce
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • Dash of kosher salt and black pepper
  • 2 pounds chicken tenders

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Drizzle olive oil onto a large baking sheet (compare prices).
  2. Place croutons in a food processor (compare prices). Pulse until the croutons form crumbs. Pour on a large plate or shallow dish. Set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk eggs, water and hot sauce together. Set aside.
  4. Season flour with salt and pepper. Spread in a shallow dish or large plate. Set aside.
  5. Season chicken tenders with salt and pepper.
  1. Make a breading station by lining up the bowls/plates in the following order: 1) the baking dish, 2) the crushed croutons, 3) the egg mixture, 4) the seasoned flour, 5) the chicken tenders. Using tongs, dip the chicken tenders in the flour, shaking off the excess, then the egg mixture, then roll the chicken tenders in the crushed croutons, and place on the prepared baking sheet.
  2. Bake the tenders 7 minutes. Turn, and bake another 5-8 minutes until chicken tenders are crispy and cooked through.

Serve with honey mustard or ketchup for dipping.

Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 896
Total Fat 48 g
Saturated Fat 12 g
Unsaturated Fat 22 g
Cholesterol 416 mg
Sodium 871 mg
Carbohydrates 38 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Protein 73 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)