EXTRA Crispy Baked Chicken Tenders

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Here I’ll show you the secrets to getting extra crispy chicken tenders in the oven. Easy to make and bursting with flavour, these breaded chicken tenders are the ultimate finger food! Makes approx 16 tenders (depending on size) so serving is approx 4 people.


  • Large Baking Tray + Wire Rack (optional)
  • Cooling Rack
  • 3 Large Bowls
  • Small Bowl (for spice mix)
  • Sharp Knife & Chopping Board
  • Frying Pan & Wooden Spoon


Ingredients :

  • 1.3lb / 600g Chicken Tenders OR Chicken Breast, sliced into strips & at room temp (see notes)
  • 1/3 cup / 70g Flour
  • 1 1/4 cups / 75g Panko Breadcrumbs (see notes)
  • 1 heaped tbsp Butter
  • 1oz / 30g freshly grated Parmesan (see notes)
  • 1 Egg, beaten
  • 2 tbsp Milk
  • 1 tsp each: Paprika, Salt
  • 1/4 tsp each: Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Black Pepper
  • 1/8 tsp Cayenne Pepper, or to taste
  • Oil Spray


EXTRA Crispy Baked Chicken Tenders


Read Directions

a) Chicken Tenders – A chicken tender is actually that strip of meat located underneath the breast. I find them to be ever-so-slightly more tender than the breast itself, so if you can get a pack of pre sliced chicken tenders go for that. However, sliced chicken breast works perfectly. One breast should get around 5-6 ‘tenders’.
b) Panko Breadcrumbs – These are Japanese style breadcrumbs and work perfectly as they’re nice and chunky (i.e extra crispiness). You’ll find them in most supermarkets/grocery stores, most likely in the Asian section.
c) Parmesan – I’ve actually tested these tenders with and without parmesan. I find the parmesan does add extra flavour and a little extra crispiness, but if you don’t have it it’s not a deal breaker. They come out great without it too.
d) Dips – I served these with Sweet Chilli Mayo, but do check out my other Delicious Dips for more inspo!
e) Calories – Assuming parmesan is used and the whole recipe is shared between 4 without a dip.

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