Easy Baked Chicken Tenders – Kids love them

This is going to be a super short recipe post because it’s so straightforward and fast.

These healthy baked chicken tenders can be served as starter,  a side or a main dish (maybe with my Garlic Truffle Fries or Perfect Baked Potato 👍).

Breaded chicken ingredients

Set up your breading station; a cup of flour, 2 eggs beaten with a little water and 2 cups of breadcrumbs – I made my own from toasted onion sourdough and added a little parsley and garlic powder but panko is also great for this or any breadcrumb mixture you have. Season the chicken with a little salt and pepper, coat lightly with flour, then the egg wash and finally the breadcrumbs. For extra crispy tenders dip in the egg wash again and then a second coat of breadcrumbs. Lay the breaded chicken pieces on your oiled parchment paper.

Chicken tenders ready to bake

Just for fun I made a few bite size pieces and put them on colored toothpicks – the kids love them (and the grownups too…)

Easy chicken tenders

Use parchment paper on a baking tray and spray it with PAM oil or wipe it with some olive oil before placing the chicken to stop it from sticking and spray or drizzle a little oil on top of the strips too before baking to help them to get nice and crispy.

Quick chicken tenders baked

You can turn the tenders after about 15 minutes to get a nice even crunch on them but it’s not essential as the oil you put on the tray will mostly deal with that.

Super fast chicken tenders

There you have it! Healthy chicken tenders, ready in minutes and popular with all. Serve as an appetizer with ketchup, barbecue sauce, ranch, honey mustard or any of your favorite dips. Or as a main dish with fries or rice or even mashed potato 🙂

Also great as a buffet style finger food at your next party.

Healthy and Fast Baked Chicken Tenders

Try the recipe and please let me know how it goes – pics would be welcome 👍

 

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Easy Baked Chicken Tenders - Kids love them
Crispy baked chicken tenders that taste as good as fried but without all the grease. Perfect for a fast and healthy meal or snack for the kids and grownups alike.
Chicken Tenders for Children
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
pieces
Ingredients
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
pieces
Ingredients
Chicken Tenders for Children
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F
  2. Prepare a baking tray with a piece of parchment paper sprayed with PAM or wiped with olive oil
  3. Cut each chicken breast into 5 or 6 strips and season the pieces lightly with salt and pepper or your favorite chicken seasoning.
  4. Prepare the breading station with 3 bowls; one with the cup of flour, one with the beaten eggs and the water and the final bowl with the breadcrumbs. One at a time, lightly coat the chicken pieces with the flour then coat in the egg wash and finally the breadcrumbs, firmly pressing the bread onto the chicken. For a super crispy bite, repeat the egg wash and a second coating of bread crumbs.
  5. Lay the breaded chicken on the oiled parchment paper in a single layer and not touching. Spray a little PAM over the top of the tenders and then bake in the oven for 20 minutes. Allow to cool slightly before serving.
  6. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce!

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