Chicken tenders, chicken fingers or chicken strips ... whatever you call these bite size snacks they all point to the same irresistible crunchy coated pieces of succulent chicken that just keep you coming back for more!
While they're a popular finger food when dining out, you'd be surprised how easy juciy chicken tenders are to make and bake at home, and let's face it, adults love them just as much as children.
Learn how to oven bake chicken tenders and you've got a super tasty supper dish that you'll be loved for every and any night of the week.
What are chicken tenders?
Chicken tenders are the smaller muscle attached to the underside of each breast - every chicken has two tenders. If you can't find them in teh supermarket or at your butcher, boneless and skinless breasts can be substituted in.
Can I bake Frozen Chicken Tenders?
If you have a batch of ready made or frozen chicken tenders you can thaw them before baking or bake from frozen.
How Long to Bake Chicken Tenders?
Bake for 15 to 20 minutes at 425°F turning once mid way, and test to check that the chicken is no longer pink in the center and coating is golden brown and crispy.
How to Make Chicken Tenders Baked in the Oven
If you're looking for a reliable all round recipe try this sure-fire crowd pleaser from the NY Times for baked chicken tenders.
If you're cooking for adults try making them pop with some more sophisticated flavours like adding cayenne, crushed red-pepper flakes, fennel seeds or ground cumin to the flour mixture.