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Crispy Oven Baked Chicken Tenders with Creamy Herb Sauce

breaded tenders laid out on parchment paper sprinkled with time, and a glass of wine

These oven baked chicken tenders have a crisp, flavorful breading and amazing crunch. Paired with a creamy herb sauce, you wont believe they aren’t fried! A double breading of seasoned flour and Italian breadcrumbs gives these baked tenders an amazing crust. Pair with a tangy, garlicky herb sauce and you have a delicious appetizer or meal.

chicken tender ripped in half

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creamy herb sauce

Tangy, garlicky, herb sauce comes together so quick & goes perfect with the crispy baked tenders!

oven baked chicken tender on parchment paper sprinkled with fresh thyme
breaded tenders before baking

Coating in egg, flour, egg, breadcrumbs gives these oven baked chicken tenders a super crispy texture!

Baked tenders on parchment with a bowl of herb sauce

Instructions for the chicken tenders with herb sauce:

For the Herb Sauce:

In a mixing bowl combine the mayonnaise, sour cream, milk, dill, parsley, garlic, and seasonings. Whisk well to combine and refrigerate until needed.

For the Chicken:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Start by preparing the breading station. In a large shallow dish combine the flour, salt, pepper, and paprika, stir to combine. In a separate large shallow dish combine the eggs and milk, whisk well to combine. Pour the Italian breadcrumbs into a separate shallow dish.

Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set near the breading station. Take each chicken tender, this is best done in batches, and dip first in the egg mixture, coat well.

Next, dip in the seasoned flour mixture, coating completely. Dip the chicken tender back into the egg mixture, and finally into the breadcrumbs, press into the mix until coated well. Transfer to the prepared baking sheet and continue the egg, flour, egg, breadcrumb process with all remaining pieces of chicken.

Once all of the tenders have been breaded place into a preheated 375 degree oven and bake for 8-10 minutes. The chicken should come to an internal temperature of 165 degrees F before consuming.

Serve the crispy baked chicken tenders with the fresh herb sauce, and enjoy! Any unused sauce will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.

tender ripped in half and dipped in herb sauce

Crispy Baked Chicken Tenders with Creamy Herb Sauce

5 from 2 votes
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword: Chicken, Chicken Tenders, Herb Sauce
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: The Hearty Life
Cost: $$
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Ingredients: 

For the Herb Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup Sour cream, or substitute plain, non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 2 tbsp Fresh dill, chopped
  • 2 tbsp Fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 clove Garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp Mild chili powder
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

For the Chicken:

  • 2 6-8 oz. Boneless, skinless chicken breast, sliced into even sized tenders
  • 1 1/2 cups All purpose flour
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Pepper
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 2-3 cups Italian breadcrumbs

Instructions:

For the Herb Sauce:

  • In a mixing bowl combine the mayonnaise, sour cream, milk, dill, parsley, garlic, and seasonings. Whisk well to combine and refrigerate until needed.

For the Chicken:

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Start by preparing the breading station. In a large shallow dish combine the flour, salt, pepper, and paprika, stir to combine. In a separate large shallow dish combine the eggs and milk, whisk well to combine. Pour the Italian breadcrumbs into a separate shallow dish.
  • Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set near the breading station. Take each chicken tender, this is best done in batches, and dip first in the egg mixture, coat well.
  • Next, dip in the seasoned flour mixture, coating completely. Dip the chicken tender back into the egg mixture, and finally into the breadcrumbs, press into the mix until coated well. Transfer to the prepared baking sheet and continue the egg, flour, egg, breadcrumb process with all remaining pieces of chicken.
  • Once all of the tenders have been breaded place into a preheated 375 degree oven and bake for 8-10 minutes. The chicken should come to an internal temperature of 165 degrees F before consuming.
  • Serve the crispy baked chicken tenders with the fresh herb sauce, and enjoy! Any unused sauce will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

oven baked chicken tenders laid out with a glass of wine

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