These Crispy Oven Baked Chicken Tenders seasoned with garlic, paprika and chili powder are made without the excess oil, making them a healthy meal option!
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Crispy Oven Baked Chicken Tenders

These Crispy Oven Baked Chicken Tenders seasoned with garlic, paprika and chili powder are made without any excess oil, making them a healthy meal option!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 243kcal
Author: Isabel Eats

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • olive oil spray, or other cooking spray
  • chopped cilantro, for garnish
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease a large baking sheet rack with olive oil and set aside.
  • Slice chicken breasts into handheld strips the size of large chicken tenders. (I was able to cut 12 tenders.)
  • In a small bowl, whisk together eggs and a pinch of salt and pepper.
  • In a medium bowl, combine panko breadcrumbs, chili powder, paprika, garlic powder, cayenne, oregano and salt.
  • To assemble, dip the chicken tenders into the egg mixture. Shake off any excess egg and toss in the panko breadcrumb mixture until fully coated. Place chicken tender on baking sheet rack and continue until all chicken tenders are fully coated.
  • Lightly spray the tops of all chicken tenders with olive oil and bake for 25 to 35 minutes, until chicken tenders are fullly cooked and golden brown.
  • Remove from oven and garnish with chopped cilantro. Season with more salt and pepper, to taste.

Notes

Baking time will vary depending on the size and thickness of the chicken. I suggest using a meat thermometer or cutting a small piece off of a chicken tender to make sure it's cooked through.
 
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Nutrition Facts
Crispy Oven Baked Chicken Tenders
Amount Per Serving
Calories 243 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Potassium 79mg2%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Protein 35g70%
Vitamin A 500IU10%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition

Calories: 243kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 7g | Potassium: 79mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 500IU | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 0.9mg