An Easy Baked Chicken Tenders recipe that’s perfect for busy weeknight dinners. Made with tender chicken breast and coated with a crispy flavorful panko crust.
Easy Baked Chicken Tenders
With busy school nights, I like to find recipes that take minimal time to prepare. Cooking for a family of 5 can be interesting some days, depending on everyone’s mood dinner can be a hit or miss.
I’m happy to report that when it comes to these homemade chicken tenders it’s a meal we can all agree on. Pair it with a favorite side dish and some veggies and we have a winner!
Homemade Chicken Strips
One of the most memorable recipes my mother made for me when I was little, was her Easy Spicy Chicken Strips. To this day, I can still remember the smell of the flour mixture hitting the hot oil and frying to a golden delicious color.
Remembering how easy and how quickly she was in and out of the kitchen on school nights gave me the most wonderful idea. I decided to give my mother’s recipe a makeover and serve it for dinner, it was an instant hit!
Easy Spicy Chicken Tenders
Not only does it take a few minutes for it to fry up, but it is packed full of flavor and my kids love it. If you want to get in and out of the kitchen as quickly as possible, you can premix the mixture and have it set aside and ready to go when you are.
Baked Chicken Tenders Ingredients
- chicken breasts
- panko bread crumbs
- garlic powder
- salt & pepper
This simple homemade baked chicken tenders recipe is made with tender chicken, that’s coated in a flavorful panko bread crumb mixture. Add in some extra flavor by adding seasoning salt, cayenne pepper, lemon pepper, or any of your other favorite spices.
Preparing The Chicken Strips
In a medium bowl, mix the Panko bread crumbs with salt, paprika, garlic powder, and pepper. Set it aside to use for later. Now we will whisk the eggs in a shallow bowl or baking dish until they are just foamy and set them aside as well.
How to Make Spicy Chicken Strips
We will first preheat the oven to 375 degrees and thoroughly grease a baking tray. Thinly slice the chicken breasts to about 1 inch thick. To start, we will coat the slices of chicken with flour as shown in the photos above. Next, we will dip in the egg and coat in the Panko bread crumbs.
Bake The Chicken Tenders
Place on the baking pan and repeat the process with the rest of the stripes are finished. Take it to the oven and bake as instructed on the recipe card or until done. Serve with BBQ sauce or your family’s favorite dipping sauces and enjoy!
I hope you enjoy my Easy Baked Chicken Tenders as much as my kids and I did. If you make this during the school week, share it with me on Facebook or Twitter.
Easy Recipe Ideas
Try some of my other delicious and easy recipes! like my Quick and Easy Queso Dip, it’s made with freshly shredded cheese and a secret ingredient! It’s the perfect queso dip for your next tailgate, football watch party, or holiday get-together.
- 1 Pound chicken breasts
- 1 1/2 Cup flour
- 1 1/2 Cup panko bread crumbs
- 2 Eggs
- 1 Tsp salt
- 1 Tsp paprika
- 1 Tsp garlic powder
- 1 Tsp pepper
- BBQ Sauce
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Grease a baking tray.
- In a bowl, mix the Panko bread crumbs with the salt, paprika, garlic powder and pepper. Set aside.
- Whisk the eggs and set aside as well.
- Thinly slice the chicken breasts. Coat with the flour, dip in the egg and coat in the Panko bread crumbs.
- Place on the baking pan and repeat the process with the rest of the stripes.
- Take to the oven and bake for 25 minutes or until done.
- Serve with BBQ sauce and enjoy.