Make dinner time quicker with these Easy Chicken Tenders Recipes. Not only are chicken tenders easy to cook, they are so versatile, loved by kids as well as adults and go with so many different side dishes.
What are Chicken Tenders?
Chicken tenders are a little different from chicken breast. They are, in fact, tenderloins that are located underneath the chicken breast along the breastbone. And like chicken breast, each chicken contains two tenderloins. Chicken tenderloins are much smaller and thinner than the chicken breast. Therefore, they do cook much quicker.
What’s Great About Chicken Tenders
- Chicken tenders cook quickly.
- They are very versatile and can be baked, fried, breaded, battered, grilled, put in a slow cooker, cooked in an air fryer and cooked on the stove top.
- Everyone loves them!
- Easy preparation.
- Great for serving at parties.
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10 Chicken Tenders Recipes
Grilled Teriyaki Chicken Tenders
Chicken Tenders in a Creamy Sun Dried Tomato Sauce
Stove Top Tex-Mex Chicken Tenders
Tandoori Chicken Tenders
Spicy Barbecue Chicken Strips
Cajun Chicken Strips with a Minted Garlic Dip
Breaded Crispy Fried Chicken Tenders
Everything Bagel Baked Chicken Tenders
Parmesan Crusted Turkey Tenders
Crispy Chicken Tenders
What to Serve with Chicken Tenders
There are so many options on what to serve with chicken tenders. Here are a few of our favourites that you might like too! If you’re making the Breaded Crispy Fried Chicken Strips, you might love the Homemade Barbecue Sauce to dip them in as well!
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, most chicken tender recipes can be prepared about 24 hours in advance. However, be careful if the marinade contains a lot of acid like lemon or lime juice. These will break down the fibres in the chicken and should only be marinated for a few hours.
Yes, you can cook chicken tenders in the slow cooker. In fact like the Slow Cooker Chicken Taquitos, the slow cooker is a great way to cook chicken tenders. Because chicken tenders are so small, they should only take about four hours in the slow cooker.
No, chicken tenders and chicken strips are not the same. Chicken tenders are the entire chicken tenderloin. Chicken strips are pieces of chicken cut from the chicken breast.
As easy as chicken is to cook, it’s also really easy to over cook chicken and then it becomes really dry. Chicken is cooked perfectly at 165 degrees F/74 degrees C. The best way to tell is to use a meat thermometer. Just insert it into the chicken temperature and you will clearly see the internal temperature of the chicken.
Easy Chicken Tenders Recipes
*A note on times provided: appliances vary, any prep and/or cook times provided are estimates only.
- Grilled Teriyaki Chicken Tenders
- Chicken Tenders in a Creamy Sun dried Tomato Sauce
- Stove Top Tex Mex Chicken Tenders
- Tandoori Chicken Tenders
- Spicy Barbecue Chicken Strips
- Cajun Chicken Strips with a Minted Garlic Dip
- Breaded Crispy Fried Chicken Tenders
- Everything Bagel Baked Chicken Tenders
- Parmesan Crusted Turkey Tenders
- Crispy Chicken Tenders