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Easy Homemade Chicken Tenders

These Easy Homemade Chicken Tenders are super simple to make and don’t take much time to bake. Even the kids can make these! Most of the ingredients are pantry staples as well.

easy homemade chicken tenders on white plate

How to make Homemade Chicken Tenders

All you need is some chicken tenders, flour, eggs, water, breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese and seasoning. Simply dip the chicken in the flour, then eggs, then breadcrumb mixture and bake them!

I kept the seasoning in these to a minimum so the kids would approve, however you could easily spice them up if you or your kids prefer more flavor! If you are looking for tips on how to get your kids in the kitchen check out 5 Reasons Why Should Cook with Your Kids! Just add your seasoning into the flour or breadcrumb mixture. Serve and enjoy!

easy homemade chicken tenders on a white plate

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easy homemade chicken tenders on a white plate

Homemade Chicken Tenders

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Homemade breaded chicken tenders.


  • 1 lb chicken tenderloins or chicken breasts sliced into strips
  • 1/3 cup flour, we used whole wheat
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1/4 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Pinch of pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Set up your breading station. In the first bowl, put the flour. In a second bowl, combine the egg and water and whisk well. In a third bowl, combine the bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, paprika, salt and pepper and stir to combine.
  3. Coat the chicken in flour. Dip in egg mixture. Coat in breadcrumb mixture and place on non-stick or greased baking sheet. Continue until all chicken is coated.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees about 20-25 minutes. Turn chicken halfway. Make sure internal temperature of 165 degrees is reached. If you prefer a crunchier chicken tender crust, broil for a few minutes at the end of the baking time.
  5. Serve and enjoy!


Serve your chicken tenders with your favorite dipping sauce.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 458Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 143mgSodium: 304mgCarbohydrates: 51gFiber: 7gSugar: 1gProtein: 47g

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This post was originally published on February 11, 2019 and updated March 1, 2021.

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