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oven fried chicken tenders

Oven Fried Chicken Tenders (Oven Fried Chicken)

Oven Fried Chicken Tenders - crunchy, crispy and golden brown these oven fried chicken tenders are the best oven fried chicken because they taste just like fried chicken without all the extra fat!!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Southern
Keyword chicken, classic recipe, kids, oven fried
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 189kcal
Author Jocelyn Delk Adams of Grandbaby-Cakes.com


  • 1 pound chicken tenders
  • 3 large eggs beaten
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2- 3 tablespoons seasoned salt
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Optional: Lemon wedges for garnish and serving


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • In a medium sized bowl, whisk together eggs, hot sauce and worcestershire and set aside.
  • Next add flour, seasoned salt, cornstarch, paprika, cayenne pepper, black pepper, garlic powder and onion powder to a paper bag and shake to mix well.
  • Drizzle milk into the flour and use a fork to mix it into the flour and create crumbs.
  • Dip each chicken tender into flour mixture and then egg wash coating both sides then dip back into seasoned flour thoroughly coating each piece. Then add piece to baking sheet to rest.
  • Finish coating all chicken and let sit for 10-15 minutes until coating has set.
  • While coating sets, add parchment paper sheets to cast iron skillet or baking sheet and liberally spray with non stick cooking spray.
  • Add floured chicken to parchment paper and liberally spray the tops of chicken tenders with non stick spray and drizzle the tops of chicken with tablespoons of vegetable oil.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until chicken is cooked throughout. Serve with lemon wedges and sprinkle lemon on chicken if you wish.



Note: this technique can be used with all chicken pieces to make all oven fried chicken.


Calories: 189kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 3275mg | Potassium: 210mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 280IU | Vitamin C: 0.8mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1.7mg