chicken tenders

Oven-Baked Panko-crusted Chicken Tenders

I'm always looking for healthier versions of unhealthy foods, because I'm a total foodie, and I have the mentality that we shouldn't sacrifice taste for health. I always see my step-dad eating the Perdue chicken tenders but those are breaded and filled with preservatives and unnecessary ingredients, so I decided to make my own to satisfy my cravings without breaking my healthy nutrition plan!

I got all my ingredients from Trader Joe's (they have chicken tenders already cut up for you!)

Oven-Baked Panko-crusted Chicken Tenders

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 15-20 min
Total time: 30-35 min


  • Chicken tenders (Trader Joe's) or chicken breasts (cut into smaller/thinner slices)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • Sprinkle of salt, pepper
  • OPTIONAL: chili powder, curry powder, nutritional yeast (for extra nutrients), etc.

Prep (optional):

  • If you feel like your chicken needs tenderizing, you can but with the chicken tenders, I didn't feel like it was necessary.


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Line up your chicken, then bowl of eggs, seasoned panko crumbs, and a cookie sheet sprayed with coconut oil spray
  3. Dip your chicken tender one by one into the egg yolks
  4. Coat evenly with panko crumbs
  5. Re-dip and coat if you want more breading (would be crispier)
  6. Place onto cookie sheets and bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes until the breading is browned and crispy-looking

ENJOY!! The chicken turned out to be just right! Juicy and tender! SUCCESS.

CONTAINERS: 2 chicken tenders = 1.5 red, 1 yellow

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If you want to watch the process: