Crispy Baked Chicken Tenders on a plate with lime wedges next to them

Crispy Baked Chicken Tenders Recipe

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 384kcal


  • 2 lb Boneless Chicken
  • 4 Garlic Cloves
  • 1/2 Onion
  • 1/2 cup Mayonnaise
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 cup Panko Crumbs


  • Cut chicken into small pieces, about one inch in width and three in length. Cut garlic into 1/2 pieces and onions into rings. Place chicken, onion, garlic, seasoning into a deep bowl, season with salt and mayonnaise.
    Chicken tenders in a bowl with onions, garlic and salt and a small bowl of mayo next to the tenders
  • Leave chicken marinating for at least two hours. I like to leave it marinating for a few days in the refrigerator. Once the chicken is done marinating, remove extra mayonnaise, onion and garlic from the chicken.
    chicken tenders being marinated in a large bowl
  • Place the panko crumbs into a shallow dish, dipping each chicken piece into the crumbs.
    Panko in one dish and marinated chicken on a plate next to it
  • Place chicken on a wire rack baking sheet. I don't have a wire rack, so I had to turn the chicken as it was baking. Bake chicken at 400F for about 20 minutes or until golden brown. 
    Panko covered chicken tenders on a baking pan
  • Serve chicken with your favorite dining sauce; we went with some organic ketchup.
    Crispy Baked Chicken Tenders on a plate with lime wedges next to them


Calories: 384kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 104mg | Sodium: 441mg | Potassium: 620mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 60IU | Vitamin C: 3.1mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 1.6mg