plated Chicken Tenders with dip

These baked chicken nuggets are crispy and delicious.

With a crispy, seasoned coating, chicken nuggets are a family favorite and perfect for dipping or dipping.

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Ingredients for homemade chicken nuggets

Homemade chicken nuggets are super easy to make and loved by kids and adults alike! Skip the frying because these baked offerings have fewer calories with all the crunch!

Chicken – Purchase chicken fillets or slice boneless, skinless chicken breasts into ¾-inch slices.

Breading – A combination of cornflakes and panko breadcrumbs adds a fried crunch to these no-mess chicken tenders! Replace the cornflakes with crushed crackers (like Ritz or saltines) or double the panko.

Variations—Play with seasonings to change the flavor of these chicken strips. Try taco seasoning or cajun seasoning.

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How to make chicken tenders

  1. Prepare the chicken (if using breast) as directed in the recipe below. PRO TIP: Freeze chicken breasts for about 20 minutes for easier slicing.
  2. Dredge the chicken in the seasoned flour, then in the egg, and finally in the panko mixture.
  3. Bake breaded tenders on a parchment-lined baking sheet sprinkled with pan release until golden brown, about 20 minutes.
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Serve and store

Serve these chicken tenders with your favorite sauces. Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container for up to 4 days. Reheat in a deep fryer or oven for the best crunch.

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Crispy chicken tenders

These chicken tenders are coated in a seasoned Panko mixture, then baked until crispy!

Preparation time 15 minutes

Time to cook 30 minutes

Total time 45 minutes

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  • Preheat oven to 425°F. Line a baking tray with baking paper.

  • If using whole breast, cut ¾-inch strips. Season the strips or fillets with ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper.

  • In a bowl, combine the flour and seasoned salt. In a second bowl, beat the eggs with the water.

  • In a third shallow plate, combine the cornflake crumbs, panko breadcrumbs, paprika, garlic powder, and ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper to taste.

  • Dredge the chicken in the flour, shaking off the excess, then dip it in the egg mixture and finally the breadcrumb mixture, pressing gently to adhere.

  • Place chicken on prepared pan and spray generously with cooking spray or oil.

  • Cook for 18-22 minutes or until cooked through.

If you use whole chicken breastsfreeze for 15-20 minutes before cutting.
No cornflakes? No problem! If you don't have cornflake crumbs, you can use cracker crumbs or extra panko.
Convection oven: Reduce time to 15-18 minutes if using convection. Make sure the chicken reaches 165°F.
Air Fryer Instructions: Arrange the chicken pieces in a single layer in the fryer basket. Cook at 180°C for 10-12 minutes or until cooked through. The second batch may take a minute or two less as the fryer will be preheated.

Calories: 414 | Carbohydrates: 44G | Protein: 43G | Fat: 7G | Saturated fats: 2G | Polyunsaturated fats: 1G | Monounsaturated fat: 2G | Trans fats: 0.03G | Cholesterol: 158mg | Sodium: 865mg | Potassium: 753mg | Fiber: 2G | Sugar: 4G | Vitamin A: 1066UI | C vitamin: 10mg | Soccer: 38mg | Iron: 13mg

The nutritional information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Starter, Chicken, Lunch, Main Course
Kitchen American
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