These crunchy baked chicken tenders are life changing! The secret to truly golden, truly crunchy baked breaded chicken is to toast the breadcrumbs in the oven first. Bonus: No dirty fingers with my quick crumbing technique!
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Homemade, real food, kid friendly, healthy…. Today we are talking freezer meal Oven Baked Chicken Strips. These chicken strips are the most requested dinner in my household, not only from my kids but by the old man too.
Will make these again. Sliced 2 boneless chicken breasts and salted and peppered before dredging in flour. Using them to add to my salads for lunch. We loved these even though I forgot the cheese.
This is one of the most fun and easy recipes for oven baked chicken tenders or chicken strips that not only kids enjoy, but adults as well. Take a few boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut them into then strips and dredge in a bit of egg, flour mixture and and then bake. What you have is a huge platter to please a crowd.
Thankfully, with the new Weight Watchers freestyle program, chicken breasts and tenders are a zero point food! At first I was concerned with the breading, since breadcrumbs are certainly not a zero point food, but by using crunchy panko, I found I could use a little less, and still get good great crunch and coverage. Traditionally, the tenders are dredged in flour, then dipped in an egg mixture, then coated in breadcrumbs.
This post may contain affiliate links. For more information, read my disclosure policy. Easy Oven Baked Chicken Tenders are the perfect easy dinner recipe.
I made a Parmesan and herb crusted baked chicken that turned out pretty good last year. And it works for seafood as well like this panko crusted tilapia. Pretty nice hack if you ask me. The marinade is just some buttermilk mixed with a little vegetable oil, some garlic, ground cumin, maple syrup and salt and pepper to tastes.
There are many benefits to making a freezer-aisle staple like chicken tenders at home: not only do you get to control the ingredients in the recipe, but it can be a fun project to master this classic three-step breading process of flour, egg, and breadcrumb coating. For example, if you wanted to make chicken-fried steak well… an oven-baked version in this casethis method would work. Eggplant would work equally well, too.