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Healthy Baked Chicken Tenders recipe

Healthy Baked Chicken Tenders

Healthy Baked Chicken Tenders recipe. The best way to cook chicken tenderloins (aka chicken tenders) is in the oven. 
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 16 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Rika Livingston


  • 1 pound chicken tenders (about 6-7 medium pieces)
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg (lightly beaten)
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika powder
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumb
  • ½ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 3 tbsp olive oil


  • ¼ tsp salt
  • a pinch of pepper


  • Preheat the oven to 425°F
  • In a large plate, place the flour. In a shallow dish, beat the egg, and season with paprika. In a third shallow dish, mix panko bread crumb, Parmesan cheese, olive oil and add the optional salt and pepper if needed.
  • First, dry the chicken tenders with paper towels and coat the chicken tenders with the flour. Give a little shake to remove excess flour.
  • Dip the chicken into the egg mixture. Then coat with bread crumbs and press down to adhere.
  • Place all chicken tenders on a lightly greased baking sheet.
  • Bake for about 8 minutes (less or more time depending on the thickness). Then turning the chicken tenders, continue cooking for 8 more minutes (less or more time depending on the thickness) or until the chicken is no longer pink or cooked through and the coating is golden brown.
  • Serve with homemade honey mustard dipping sauce.
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