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These Crispy Cheesy Baked Chicken Tenders are a kid friendly dinner option that will satisfy the whole family!
Kids are notoriously picky eaters, which is why we make this chicken tenders recipe makes it into our menu rotation on a regular basis. Serve them with some Mashed Potatoes and Parmesan Ranch Broccoli for meal that will make even the pickiest princess beg for seconds.
If your kids are anything like mine, the answer to “What do you want to eat?” whether at home or at a restaurant is often greeted with shouts of “chicken fingers!” which is inevitably met by my own cackle of “Chickens don’t have fingers!” (fans of the daytime soap “All My Children” might remember that classic line from the show).
That’s probably why they are now called chicken tenders instead of chicken fingers!
These Crispy Cheesy Baked Chicken Tenders are crunchy and flavorful and juicy. Kids will love them, and grown-ups will too!
Anyway, moving on to these delectable, cheesy bites. Chicken tenders are dipped in seasoned flour, then egg and finally a combination of cheddar cheese, Parmesan cheese and panko breadcrumbs, then baked to crispy, golden perfection.
You have a few options when it comes to the baking. Both ways will work, one just works a little better than the other.
Either way you’ll want to be sure and spray generously with nonstick cooking spray.
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. Choose your baking method (lined baking sheet or rack) and prep the chicken. Bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until the chicken tenders are golden brown and crispy. If not using a wire rack, you’ll need to turn the chicken pieces over after about 10 minutes.
Crispy baked chicken tenders go well with a variety of sides. Here are a few of our favorite dishes to serve with this recipe:
A chicken breast is attached to the ribs of the chicken. A tenderloin is attached to the breast but is a separate piece so it can easily be separated.
Here’s another Chicken Tenders recipe that we love:
And for more easy chicken recipes, give these a try: