There are all kinds of oven baked chicken tender recipes in the universe, this one came out super flavorful and were a crowd pleaser. Add your choice dipping sauce on the side and you'll be in chicken tender heaven! Also, it comes together very quickly so it's the perfect week night meal. Winner, winner chicken dinner! ;)
12 Chicken Tenderloins (I used more than this, and the last bit did not get coated well- I suggest if you're doing more than 12 doubling the coating mixture)
A medium sized bowl of milk (approx 2 cups)
1/4 Stick of Butter
1/2 tsp. Salt
1 tsp. Seasoned Salt
3/4 tsp. Pepper
2 tsp. Paprika
1 C. Flour
Step 1: Soak chicken tenders in a bowl of milk for 20-30 minutes- I would suggest buttermilk for it's acidity to tenderize, but whatever milk you have on hand is fine.
|Let those chickys soak!|
Step 2: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Put the 1/4 stick of butter in a 9x13 pan and place in the oven to melt the butter. Take out when the butter is melted and set aside.
Step 3: In a gallon size ziploc bag toss salt, seasoned salt, pepper, paprika, and flour. About 3 or 4 at a time, remove chicken strips from milk, shake off excess milk, and toss in the seasoned flour mixture until evenly coated. Place in an even layer in the pan.
|Time to get baked little guys...|
Step 4: Bake for 30 minutes or until completely cooked through, flipping once to get both sides crispy. Enjoy!
|There it is! Crispity, chickeny, deliciousness! :-)|