Herbed Chicken Tenders
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Homemade chicken strips don’t get much better than this! The buttermilk and the seasonings mixed into the breadcrumbs make for a delightful flavor combo! These are perfect “make-ahead” and can be easily baked on a busy weeknight. Enjoy!

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 12 - boneless chicken tenderloins
  • 2 - cup(s) buttermilk
  • 1 - cup(s) Panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 - Tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 - tsp salt
  • Garnish: - ranch dressing mix**
  • Side: - chips**
  • Side: - salad**
  • 1 - 9x13 disposable foil tray(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 F.
  2. Place the chicken tenders into the buttermilk and let soak while preparing the other ingredients.
  3. In a small mixing bowl, mix together the bread crumbs, Italian seasoning, and salt. Place in a shallow bowl, and then dip and cover each tenderloin with the bread crumbs coating on both sides.
  4. Place into baking dish and repeat until all the tenderloins are prepared. Bake in the preheated oven for 22 to 25 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through and tenders are golden.
  5. Prepare the salad.
  6. Serve Baked Herbed Chicken Tenders with Ranch dipping sauce, along with some chips and a side salad.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Place 24 chicken tenders into 4 cups of buttermilk.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, mix together 2 cups bread crumbs, 4 Tbsp Italian seasoning, and 1 tsp salt.

To each disposable tray, add the following ingredients:

  • Half of the breaded chicken tenders into each tray

Cover with foil or lid, add label and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put trays in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes, before transferring to the oven and baking as directed.

Special notes

We recommend thawing completely before baking these chicken tenders.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Use almond milk in place of the buttermilk.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Use gluten-free breadcrumbs for a gluten-free alternative.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Baked Herbed Chicken Tenders

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw and bake at 400 F for 22 to 25 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through.
Serve with chips and salad, and Ranch dressing for dipping.

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