Satisfying Crunch: Homemade Chicken Tenders

When it comes to comfort food that never fails to delight, these homemade chicken tenders are in a league of their own. With a golden, crispy exterior that boasts a satisfying crunch with every bite, and tender, juicy chicken on the inside, this recipe is a must-try for both kids and adults alike. Whether it’s for a cozy family dinner or a casual gathering with friends, these chicken tenders will always steal the spotlight.


  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken tenders
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 cups panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Cooking oil for frying


  1. In a bowl, combine the chicken tenders and buttermilk. Cover and refrigerate for 1-2 hours.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix the panko breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, paprika, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
  3. Preheat the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
  4. Remove each chicken tender from the buttermilk, allowing excess to drip off, then coat with the breadcrumb mixture, pressing gently to adhere.
  5. Carefully place the coated tenders in the hot oil and cook for about 4-5 minutes per side, or until they are golden brown and the chicken is cooked through.
  6. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to drain excess oil.
  7. Serve the chicken tenders hot with your favorite dipping sauces.

Prep time: 1.5 hours (including marinating time)

Yield: 4 servings

These homemade chicken tenders feature a delightful crunch on the outside and tender, juicy chicken on the inside. Perfect for a comforting meal with friends and family.

Nutrition information: Calories per serving – 250, Protein – 28g, Carbohydrates – 15g, Fat – 9g

When you take a bite into these homemade chicken tenders, you’re met with the satisfying sound of a crisp crust giving way to succulent, flavorful chicken. The buttermilk marinade ensures the tenders stay moist and tender, while the combination of panko breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese creates that irresistible crunch we all crave. Whether you’re dipping them into tangy barbecue sauce or creamy ranch dressing, these chicken tenders will undoubtedly bring a smile to your face.
So the next time you’re seeking a truly satisfying and comforting dish, gather your ingredients, put on your apron, and get ready to indulge in a batch of homemade chicken tenders that will make your taste buds dance with joy. From family dinners to game day snacks, these tenders are a guaranteed hit that will keep everyone coming back for more.

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