How to Make Perfect Breaded Chicken Tenders at Home
Chicken tenders are a delicious and versatile dish. It is also relatively easy to make in the comfort of your own home. In this article, we’ll provide step-by-step instructions on how to prepare succulent chicken tenders from start to finish.
Let’s get started.
Tools and Ingredients
Here’s a quick list of tools you’ll need to make perfect breaded chicken tenders:
- large bowl (to marinate the chicken)
- tongs or a pair of forks (to turn the chicken over)
- a shallow dish (for the coating mix)
- baking sheet (to bake the chicken on)
As for the ingredients, you’ll need:
- chicken breasts
- buttermilk (or regular milk with some white vinegar mixed in)
- cooking oil
The key to making succulent and flavorful breaded chicken tenders is to marinate them. To do this, simply add the chicken strips to a large bowl and pour over enough buttermilk to cover them. Let the chicken bathe in the mixture for at least 30 minutes or overnight. The longer it marinates, the more flavors will be absorbed by the chicken.
Preparing the Coating
Once your chicken has finished marinating, it’s time to prepare the coating mix. You start by combining breadcrumbs with some salt and pepper in a shallow dish or bowl. You can also add seasonings like garlic powder, onion powder, and paprika if desired. Once the coating mix is ready, you can start breading your chicken tenders.
Breading the Chicken
To bread your chicken tenders, simply take each strip of marinated chicken and roll it in the coating mix. Ensure all sides are completely coated. Once all your chicken tenders are breaded, you can set them aside while you preheat your oven to 375°F (or 190°C).
Cooking the Chicken
Make sure to line your baking sheet with aluminum foil and lightly grease it with cooking oil. This prevents the chicken from sticking to the baking sheet. Place the chicken tenders on the greased baking sheet and leave them to cook for 15 to 20 minutes.
Flip your chicken tenders halfway through the process to ensure each side is evenly cooked. Once the chicken tenders are uniformly browned on both sides, remove them from the oven and enjoy.
Papa Earth’s Breaded Chicken Tenders
We understand that not everyone is a fan of following too many instructions. Luckily, we have just the thing for you. Papa Earth’s Breaded Chicken Tenders offers home cooks the chance to enjoy restaurant-quality chicken tenders without ever having to leave their kitchen. You don’t even need a classic meal kit recipe, these tenders are good on their own, combined with salad or fries.
This delicious dish comes with all the necessary ingredients, including tender boneless free-run chicken breasts pre-cut into strips. There’s also our special blend of seasonings to add an extra layer of flavor to your finished product.
With simple instructions and helpful tips from our Papa Earth chefs, you can make perfect breaded chicken tenders every time.