Crunchy Baked Chicken Tenders

3.8
(60)
Crunchy Baked Chicken Tenders
Servings:
4
Ready In:
30 minutes
Prep Time:
15 minutes
Cook Time:
15 minutes
Wait Time:
0 minutes
Spiciness:
1/5

Ingredients

  • 1/4 (cup) butter
  • 1 (pound) chicken tenders
  • 1 (cup) grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 (cup) crackers
  • 2 (tablespoon) dried basil
  • 2 (whole) eggs
  • 1/4 (cup) water
  • Pinch (to taste) salt and black pepper

Directions

  1. Melt butter in 9 by 9 baking dish and set aside. Wash and dry chicken.
  2. Combine Parmesan, crackers, and basil into large freezer bag. Season with salt and pepper. Crush these ingredients until they resemble coarse bread crumbs.
  3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. In a shallow bowl, mix eggs and water or milk. Dip the chicken into the egg wash, transfer to the bag of breadcrumbs and shake until coated.
  4. Place coated tenders in baking dish. Cook 5 to 6 minutes on each side or until cooked through with no pink meat showing and the juices run clear when pierced with a fork.

Comments

  • Elizabeth (Community Guide)
    Elizabeth (Community Guide) 3066

    This was good, my little ones liked it too. I used ground Fiber One instead of crackers.

    over 3 years ago
  • Chef Heather (Food on the Table)
    Chef Heather (Food on the Table) 25081

    @Elizabeth~ Hi this is Chef Heather from Food on the Table. I am happy to hear that you and your children enjoyed this. Fiber One is a great substitute for the breading element called for in these types of recipes. I also like to use crushed corn flakes, pretzels, and even ground oatmeal to bread my chicken in to change things up a bit!

    over 3 years ago
  • Rachel
    Rachel 40943

    My daughter liked smashing and mixing the crackers too, and the meal itself too! We used Cinnamon Ritz Crackers and parm cheese.

    over 3 years ago
  • Raquel
    Raquel 45744

    This had a decent flavor. One of the kids liked it. The other didn't care for it. I probably wouldn't make again.

    over 3 years ago
  • Donna (Food on the Table)
    Donna (Food on the Table) 86758

    I'm betting both my boys would like this, though I would have to use something corn-based for the breading.

    over 3 years ago
  • Sandy (Community Guide)
    Sandy (Community Guide) 48829

    I thought it said Crunchy Baked Apple Tenders lol Im going to try that to =)

    over 3 years ago
  • Carol Bintz
    Carol Bintz 92285

    Crunchy Baked Apples are very good. Only used recipes in my head when they come to me. Using Corn Flakes works best with a small amount of Olive Oil to hold the flakes on

    over 3 years ago
  • Sandy (Community Guide)
    Sandy (Community Guide) 48829

    That would taste great with Honey Flakes! =)

    over 3 years ago
  • Kirby
    Kirby 104750

    I used corn flakes and my tenders were sort of bland. I concoctioned a nice sweet sauce to go with it and it turned out great. easy meal and kid friendly

    about 3 years ago
  • Chef Heather (Food on the Table)
    Chef Heather (Food on the Table) 25081

    @Kirby~ Do you mind sharing the sweet sauce you created? Dipping sauces are essential for chicken tenders!

    about 3 years ago
  • Rhonda
    Rhonda 640777

    Not very flavorful.

    over 2 years ago
  • Chef Leslie (Food on the Table)
    Chef Leslie (Food on the Table) 141524

    @Rhonda, did you season with salt and pepper? I'm going to edit the recipe to add that in. What did you serve with it?

    over 2 years ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 907390

    very yummy! mixed parmesan bread crumbs w the crackers, turned out good!

    over 2 years ago
  • Chef Leslie (Food on the Table)
    Chef Leslie (Food on the Table) 141524

    @Anonymous, I like the addition of the parmesan. You could also use panko (japanese bread crumbs) in place of cracker crumbs.

    over 2 years ago
  • 884761

    Yum .... very moist on the inside and crunchy on the outside.

    over 2 years ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 959674

    Tasted good, but not as crunchy as we prefer.

    over 2 years ago
  • Donna (Food on the Table)
    Donna (Food on the Table) 86758

    @Anonymous, please let me ask one of our chefs to comment on the crunch factor...

    over 2 years ago
  • Chef Heather (Food on the Table)
    Chef Heather (Food on the Table) 25081

    Hi Anonymous. There are a couple of things you could do to make the chicken more crispy. I always use Panko bread crumbs and season them to my liking. The panko crumbs are firmer and crisp up better than traditional bread crumbs. Another tip I wanted to share is to place a baking rack (ie: a cooling rack for cookies) on top of a cookie sheet. Then place your coated chicken on top of the rack. Continue to bake as directed. This will help the hot air circulate through and help the breaded chicken be slightly more crispy on all sides. .

    over 2 years ago
  • Mariette
    Mariette 1177482

    Really good. We used Ritz crackers. My two year old is very picky, especially with meat and she asked for seconds :)

    over 2 years ago
  • Elizabeth
    Elizabeth 1083673

    I tried this last night, but I was out of crackers!! So I took a risk and used 1 cup bread crumbs and 2 cups rolled oats. It came out delicious and even my picky toddler liked it!

    over 2 years ago
  • Chef Leslie (Food on the Table)
    Chef Leslie (Food on the Table) 141524

    @Elizabeth and Mariette, good choices for substitutions!

    over 2 years ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 1479499

    YUM!! Easy and good

    about 2 years ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 1721394

    My kids really loved this recipe!

    over 1 year ago
  • SHANNON
    SHANNON 1790321

    AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!

    over 1 year ago
  • Lisa
    Lisa 555626

    Really flavorful! It wasn't crunchy since it cooked in the butter, but that didn't matter to us. Even my 4 year old like it!

    about 1 year ago
  • Chef Heather (Food on the Table)
    Chef Heather (Food on the Table) 25081

    Hi LisaTriaIL! If you make this again and would like a crunchier texture, try some of my tips mentioned in the above comments about using Panko bread crumbs and baking on a wire rack.

    about 1 year ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 1958111

    Decent meal... It wasn't very "crunchy" & the recipe has you mix was more breading & egg wash than you need(which is wasteful)

    about 1 year ago
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    Anonymous 1858019

    cabbage

    about 1 year ago
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  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 2004239

    good

    about 1 year ago
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 2089622

    I marinated the chicken 'cutlets' for a half hr with kens steak house herb & garlic marinade first. Then I followed all of your instructions and my cracker choice was townhouse wheat light and buttery crackers. My choice of butter was Smart balance light buttery spread with flaxseed oil. This was absolutely amazingly delicious, my husband and I both enjoyed this very much. I give this a five star by far.

    12 months ago