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Panko Chicken Tenders

These Baked Panko Chicken Tenders are crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, and make for a delicious lunch or dinner!

Makes 12 chicken tenders 

These Baked Panko Chicken Tenders are always a huge hit at our house! Easy to make and family friendly! These can be made in the oven or air fryer and taste just as good as any fast food chicken tenders-but with less fat, calories, and points!

What ingredients do I need to make these Baked Panko Chicken Tenders?

  • Boneless/skinless chicken tenders-dice them into pieces to make chicken nuggets 
  • Panko bread crumbs
  • Italian breadcrumbs
  • Egg
  • Minced garlic
  • Seasoned salt
  • Italian seasoning 
  • Paprika

What sauces do you serve with these Baked Panko Chicken Tenders?

We love all kinds of dipping sauce with these tenders. Some of our favorites include:

How do I make these Baked Panko Chicken Tenders?

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Whisk egg, lemon juice, minced garlic, and parsley in a large shallow bowl.

Whisk until combined.

Soak the tenders into egg mixture and let them sit in the mixture for 5 minutes. The lemon juice in the egg mixture will tenderize the chicken and makes the tenders super moist!

Meanwhile, in a shallow plate mix together both bread crumbs, Italian seasonings, seasoned salt, and paprika.

After the 5 minutes, coat the chicken tenders in breadcrumb mixture.

Places the coated chicken tenders onto a lined with parchment paper baking sheet.

Spray the tops of the chicken tenders with non stick cooking spray.

Bake in the oven for about 25-30 minutes until tenders are fully cooked.

Can these Panko Chicken Tenders be cooked in the Air Fryer?

Yes! These can also be cooked in the air fryer at 400 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until crispy. I like to flip them over half way through.

Ingredients: 

  • 12 boneless, skinless chicken tenders
  • 1/3 cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup Italian breadcrumbs
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice from about 1/2 lemon
  • 1 Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped (1 tsp dry parsley)
  • 1/2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp seasoned salt
  • 1/4 tsp paprika

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a shallow plate mix together both bread crumbs, Italian seasonings, seasoned salt, and paprika.
  3. Whisk egg, lemon juice, minced garlic, and parsley in a seperate shallow bowl.
  4. Soak the tenders into egg mixture and let them sit in the mixture for 5 minutes. The lemon juice in the egg mixture will tenderize the chicken and makes the tenders super moist!
  5. After the 5 minutes, coat the chicken tenders in breadcrumb mixture.
  6. Places the coated chicken tenders onto a lined with parchment paper baking sheet.
  7. Spray the tops of the chicken tenders with non stick cooking spray.
  8. Bake in the oven for about 25-30 minutes until tenders are fully cooked.

Makes 12 chicken tenders 

1 Points® for 2 tenders, 2 Points® for 4 tenders

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Recipe and pictures were updated 1/2023

Yield: 12

Panko Chicken Tenders

Panko Chicken Tenders

These Baked Pinko Chicken Tenders are crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, low in points, and make for a delicious lunch or dinner! 

Author: thepounddropper.com

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 55 seconds
Total Time 5 minutes 55 seconds

Ingredients

  • 12 boneless, skinless chicken tenders
  • 1/3 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup Italian breadcrumbs
  • 1 large egg
  • Lemon juice from 1/2 lemon
  • 1 Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped ( 1 tsp dry parsley)
  • 1/2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp seasoned salt
  • 1/4 tsp paprika

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
    2. In a shallow plate mix together both bread crumbs, Italian seasonings, seasoned salt, and paprika.
    3. Whisk egg, lemon juice, minced garlic, and parsley in a seperate shallow bowl.
    4. Soak the tenders into egg mixture and let them sit in the mixture for 5 minutes. The lemon juice in the egg mixture will tenderize the chicken and makes the tenders super moist!
    5. After the 5 minutes, coat the chicken tenders in breadcrumb mixture.
    6. Places the coated chicken tenders onto a lined with parchment paper baking sheet.
    7. Spray the tops of the chicken tenders with non stick cooking spray.
    8. Bake in the oven for about 25-30 minutes until tenders are fully cooked.

    Makes 12 chicken tenders

    1 Points® for 2 tenders, 2 Points® for 4 tenders

Notes

Can these Panko Chicken Tenders be cooked in the Air Fryer?

Yes! These can also be cooked in the air fryer at 400 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until crispy. I like to flip them over half way through.


What BBQ sauce do you recommend using to dip these chicken tenders in?


I love dipping these panko chicken tenders in G Hughes sugar free BBQ sauce for 0 Points

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 73Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 53mgSodium: 299mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gProtein: 9g

Della

Tuesday 4th of June 2019

Loved the recipe, so did the grandkids. Love following your great recipes, thank you for helping my weight journey Della

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Lynn

Wednesday 17th of October 2018

Is there some other liquid I can dip the chicken in besides eggs? Like would egg whites from a carton work? Thanks. LB

Lindsay Kehl

Wednesday 17th of October 2018

Yes. You can use 1/4 cup egg whites as a replacement for the eggs

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