Truly Crispy Oven Baked Chicken Tenders
If you’re looking for a quick and easy dinner option that’s both satisfying and delicious, look no further than these truly crispy oven baked chicken tenders. This recipe delivers perfectly crispy and juicy chicken tenders every time, without the need for deep frying or excessive oil. Plus, with just a handful of ingredients and a few simple steps, these chicken tenders can be on your dinner table in under 30 minutes.
➔ What You’ll Need :
▢1 1/2 cups panko breadcrumbs (Note 1)
▢1 tbsp mayonnaise
▢1 1/2 tbsp dijon mustard (or other mustard)
▢2 tbsp flour
▢1/2 tsp salt
▢500 g/1 lb chicken tenderloins (or breast cut into 2/3″ / 1.5cm thick slices, lengthwise)
➔ Step-by-Step Guide to Making it :
Preheat oven to 200C/390F.
Spread panko on a baking tray, spray with oil (spray vertically to avoid blowing the panko off the tray), then bake for 3 to 5 minutes until light golden. Transfer to bowl.
Place a rack on a baking tray (not critical but bakes more evenly).
Place the Batter ingredients in a bowl and whisk with a fork until combined.
Add the chicken into the Batter and toss to coat.
Pick up chicken with tongs and place it into the panko bowl.
Sprinkle surface with breadcrumbs, then press down to adhere. Transfer onto baking tray.
Marvel at clean fingers, repeat with remaining chicken.
Spray lightly with oil, sprinkle with a touch of salt (optional). Bake 15 minutes (medium) or up to 20 minutes if gigantic. Any longer = dried out chicken.
Remove from oven and serve immediately, with Sauce of choice (Honey Mustard pictured, see Note 2) and sprinkled with fresh parsley, if desired.
1- For an extra crispy coating, you can add a tablespoon of cornstarch to the flour mixture.
2- To make cleanup easier, use a wire rack on top of the baking sheet to elevate the chicken tenders and allow air to circulate around them.
3- Experiment with different seasonings and spices to customize the flavor of your chicken tenders.
4- Leftover chicken tenders can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days and reheated in the oven or microwave.
➔ In conclusion, these truly crispy oven baked chicken tenders are a quick and easy dinner option that are sure to please the whole family. With their crispy coating and juicy, flavorful meat, they’re a healthier alternative to traditional deep-fried chicken tenders. So why not give this recipe a try and see for yourself how delicious and satisfying oven baked chicken tenders can be?
This is an easy one and oh so good.
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