Easy Baked Chicken Tenders


  • vegetable cooking spray (such as I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!®)
  • 1egg, beaten
  • 1 ¼ cups panko bread crumbs
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4skinless, boneless chicken tenders, cut into 1/2-inch strips lengthwise
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil or wax paper and spray with cooking spray.


  • Step 2

    Place egg in a shallow dish. Place bread crumbs, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, and pepper into a large zip-top freezer bag and mix well. Dip 2 chicken strips into egg and then place into bread crumb mixture and shake to coat. Place coated chicken pieces onto the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with remaining chicken.

  • Step 3

    Spray each chicken tender with cooking spray 2 times.

  • Step 4

    Bake tenders in the preheated oven for 7 minutes; flip, continue to bake on opposite side until no longer pink in the centers, about 7 minutes more. Remove from the oven.

  • Step 5

    Set an oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and preheat the oven’s broiler.

  • Step 6

    Broil tenders in the preheated oven for extra crunch, about 2 minutes more.

  • Cook's Note:

    You can marinate the tenders in light buttermilk in the refrigerator for 1 hour instead of dipping in the beaten egg.

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