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Oven Baked Chicken Tenders

Oven Baked Chicken Tenders Recipe

Chicken Tenders are so good baked in the oven; they're still crunchy and they're the perfect easy meal.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 164kcal
Author Dorothy Kern
Cost $10


  • 1 - 1 1/2 pounds chicken breast tenders
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 3/4 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • Dash of hot sauce
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese


  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Place a rack on a rimmed baking sheet.
  • Place flour in a shallow dish. Add 1/4 teaspoon EACH salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika and Italian seasoning to the flour and stir.
  • Place egg, water, and dash of hot sauce in a second shallow dish. Whisk to combine.
  • Place panko, parmesan, 1/2 teaspoon EACH salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning and 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika in a third shallow dish and stir to combine.
  • Dip each chicken tender in the flour, then in the egg, then in the panko to completely coat. Place on prepared pan.
  • Spray the tops with nonstick cooking spray. Bake 20 minutes, then flip the tenders and spray again. Continue baking until they're cooked through to 165°F (about 15-20 minutes more).
  • Serve hot with ranch or bbq sauce or mustard for dipping.



Serving: 1serving | Calories: 164kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 658mg | Potassium: 61mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 235IU | Calcium: 109mg | Iron: 1.9mg