Oven-Baked Crispy Chicken Tenders

Who doesn’t love the satisfying crunch of perfectly seasoned chicken tenders? This Oven-Baked Crispy Chicken Tenders recipe will take your taste buds on a delightful journey. The golden-brown, irresistibly crispy coating gives way to juicy, tender chicken that’s packed with flavor. It’s a dish that’s equally loved by kids and adults, making it a perfect family-friendly meal option.


  • 1 pound chicken tenders
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Cooking spray


  1. In a bowl, combine the chicken tenders and buttermilk. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  2. Preheat the oven to 425°F (220°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and lightly coat with cooking spray.
  3. In another bowl, mix breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper.
  4. Remove a chicken tender from the buttermilk, letting the excess drip off. Coat it in the breadcrumb mixture, pressing the crumbs onto the chicken.
  5. Place the coated tender on the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining tenders.
  6. Lightly spray the tenders with cooking spray. This will help them become extra crispy in the oven.
  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes, turning the tenders halfway through, until they’re golden brown and cooked through.
  8. Remove from the oven and let them cool slightly before serving. Enjoy with your favorite dipping sauces!

Prep time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

These Oven-Baked Crispy Chicken Tenders are the ultimate comfort food with a perfectly crispy coating and juicy chicken inside. A family favorite!

Nutrition information: Calories per serving – 250, Total Fat – 8g, Protein – 30g, Carbohydrates – 15g

Whether it’s a busy weeknight or a weekend gathering, these Oven-Baked Crispy Chicken Tenders will be a hit. The carefully selected blend of spices and the tenderizing effect of buttermilk make these tenders extraordinary. Plus, by baking them instead of frying, you’re treating yourself to a healthier version of a classic favorite. Serve them up with a zesty honey mustard dip or your choice of sauce, and watch them disappear as your loved ones indulge in every delicious bite. This recipe is a keeper, destined to become a regular feature on your family’s menu.

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