Oven-Fried Chicken Tenders

Oven Fried Chicken Tenders | chocolateandcarrots.com

Ready for a healthified kids meal? Like is an understatement as to how much my one year old loved this meal. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed it too. You can’t beat a journey back to childhood meals with chicken fingers! 🙂

The chicken was nice and crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. Pair it with tons of veggies for a well balanced meal! And if you’re really ready to hide some veggies, I’d suggest this healthified mac and cheese. 🙂

Oven Fried Chicken Tenders | chocolateandcarrots.com

A little side note. My husband just got back from a trip to San Francisco (SO JEALOUS), but while he was gone my sister, Margaret, and I went crazy-pyscho organizing in our new house. I can’t wait to get everything cleaned up and perfected and share it with you!

You see, while my husband was gone, he received a pile of packages! Someone got caught with a little too much online shopping. 😉 Luckily, we have Amazon Prime and get free two day shipping. Woot! Anyone else have a prime account? Isn’t it awesome! The free streaming movies rocks, too.

Anyway, if you haven’t heard or gotten Amazon Prime, you may want to give it a go with their 30 day free trial. It’s rockin’. Hello, deals on diapers and bulk groceries! 🙂

Oven-Friend Chicken Tenders

from emeals Clean Eating for Two


  • 1/2 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 – 1.5 pounds chicken breast, cut into 1-2″ pieces
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Whisk the buttermilk and egg white in a bowl. Add the chicken, covering them in the milk mixture and let sit for 15 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  3. Combine breadcrumbs, salt, garlic powder, paprika and black pepper in another bowl.
  4. Remove chicken from buttermilk mixture, allowing excess buttermilk to drip off.
  5. Dip the check in the breadcrumb mixture, pressing gently to the chicken to make it stick.
  6. Place the chicken on a rack set in a foil covered baking sheet that has been sprayed with canola oil.
  7. Bake 18-20 minutes or until chicken is done and coating is browned.

Servings: 5-6

Note: This dish can be made gluten-free if you use gluten-free breadcrumbs.

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  1. I am in love with baked chicken tenders too! For myself though… 😉 Annnnd I dont serve it with veggies haha! You are so much better than me! I really want to try this version! The buttermilk and egg white mix sounds awesome!

  2. These look so good! I love baked chicken tenders! That crunch is just the best. And we LOVE our Amazon Prime account! We’ve had it for 3 years now and we use it all the time. That two-day shipping has been a major lifesaver for last minute birthday gifts!

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