Baked Chicken Tenders

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Homemade baked chicken tenders are a go to in my house! This version of the frozen, pre-breaded tenders has a total of seven ingredients. Huge Mom win for time, money, and health! A national brand (not naming any names) similar to this recipe has 32 ingredients!! Boo!chicken ingredients

This baked chicken tenders recipe is quite versatile, too! I love to a nice, clean meal for dinner. My son, on the other hand, isn’t always interested in chicken fingers and a big salad. For him, I will throw together a quick kid-friendly, healthy Chicken Parm oven pizza (baked chicken fingers, marinara, small flatbread, and cheese) or make another one of his favorites…macaroni and cheese! You can find that recipe HERE. I will make the macaroni and cheese on a Sunday and the baked chicken tenders on Monday. Either way, this is one of our favorite dishes.


Baked Chicken Tenders
Recipe Type: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Author: Terry
A healthy, kid-friendly chicken tender recipe that will knock the socks off of your guests or family! This recipe is great as a main dish, a pizza topping, an addition to a healthy salad, or even in a stir fry!
  • 1 package chicken tenderloins (about 1lb or 1lb of chicken chopped to desired size)
  • 2/3 cup baking mix (See link for homemade version!)
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ½ tsp garlic salt
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 3 T butter, melted
  1. Heat oven to 450 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with foil and coat with non-stick spray.
  2. Combine baking mix, cheese, garlic salt, and paprika in a 1-gallon food storage bag.
  3. Beat egg in a bowl. Add chicken tenders and coat.
  4. Put tenders in the bag, 3 at one time, and shake to coat with mix.
  5. Place coated tenders on the cookie sheet. Repeat.
  6. slowly drizzle melted butter over chicken.
  7. Bake for 7-8 minutes then flip chicken with a spatula.
  8. Bake for an addition 7 minutes or until golden and crispy.
  9. Makes 3-4 servings

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2 thoughts on “Baked Chicken Tenders

  1. Nice! Just pinned this to my dinner ideas board.

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