Baked Chicken Tenders with Panko Crust
Recipe type: Entree
Serves: 3 - 4 people
Quick, easy, delicious, and healthy! What more could you want?! Faux Fried Chicken Tenders will soon be a family favorite!
  • 1½ pounds chicken tenders
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons Sriracha sauce
  • 2 cups panko
  • 2 tablespoon Cajun seasoning
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • canola spray
  • spicy mustard or honey, for dipping
  1. In a large bowl, mix the buttermilk and Sriracha. Add the chicken tenders and stir to combine. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hour and up to overnight.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  3. In a large dish, mix the panko, Cajun seasoning, and salt using a fork. One at a time, take the chicken tenders, gently shake off any excess marinade, and roll in the panko mixture, pressing each side firmly into the mix.
  4. Lightly coat each piece with non-stick canola spray, front and back. Place completed tenders on a cooling rack with a baking sheet underneath and bake for 20 minutes. If you do not have a rack to raise the chicken tenders above the baking sheet, cook the tenders for 10 minutes per side, turning once.
  5. Remove from the oven and leave on the drying rack until ready to serve. This will prevent the bottoms from becoming soggy.
  6. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 4
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