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    The 30 BEST  Chicken Tenderloin Recipes

    Looking for some interesting ways to cook Chicken Tenders? You’ve come to the right place!

    This collections of thirty five easy Chicken Tenderloin Recipes demonstrates just how versatile those strips can be.

    In addition to classic chicken Tenderloin recipes like fried and baked, you’ll also find some great skillet dishes, pastas, casseroles and more.

    Cook your way through all of these great chicken tender recipes, you’re sure to find some new favorites!

    the best chicken tender recipes

    Chicken Tender Recipes:

    1. Chicken Tenders (Lemon Garlic Parmesan)

    These chicken tenders are marinated in a lemon garlic sauce before being coated in panko, then baked until crisp.

    This recipe will become your family’s favorite appetizer!

    Get the Recipe @ cafedelites

    2. Lemon Butter Chicken Tenders

    This Lemon Butter Chicken Tenders recipe only takes about 15 minutes, and tastes fantastic. With just a few basic ingredients like lemon, butter and herbs, you can put a great main dish on the table.

    Get the Recipe @ cookingclassy

    3. Easy Baked Chicken Marinara

    Satisfy your Italian cravings with this healthy oven Baked Chicken Marinara. Using only 5 ingredients, this is a dinner the whole family will love!

    Get the Recipe @ thecookierookie

    4. Chicken Souvlaki

    Chicken Souvlaki – Sometimes, all you need is a few simple ingredients to create some amazing flavors. These Greek skewers are one of those recipes.

    Bite sized chunks of chicken are marinated with lemon juice, oregano and garlic then grilled on skewers. You’re going to love them!

    Get the Recipe

    5. Creamy Sun Dried Tomato Chicken Gnocchi

    How about chicken tenders in an AMAZING garlicky sun dried tomato cream sauce? So simple, so good.

    This pot has soft-pillowy gnocchi, chicken tenders, and a creamy, garlicky sun dried tomato sauce with all the crusty bread to sop up that goodness. What more could you need?

    Get the Recipe @ jocooks

    6. Chicken Scampi

    Chicken Scampi is a super delicious dish with chicken tenders, peppers and onions in a savory white wine sauce. This Chicken Scampi is a popular restaurant menu item, and now you can make it at home!

    Get the Recipe @ natashaskitchen

    7. Skillet Enchilada Chicken with Black Beans and Corn

    This Chicken Enchilada Skillet has great Mexican flavors your family will love. It only takes about 30 minutes, making it a perfect weeknight dinner.

    Get the Recipe @ reciperunner

    8. Coconut Chicken Tenders

    These Coconut Chicken Tenders are a restaurant quality appetizer that will be a big hit at your next get together. Serve the with sweet chili sauce for maximum flavors.

    Get the Recipe @ dinneratthezoo

    9. Crispy Chicken Salad

    We love this Crispy Chicken Salad. Fried chicken tenders atop a salad full of healthy veggies, then all is topped with sriracha honey BBQ dressing. Great lunch or light dinner option.

    Get the Recipe @ littlespicejar

    10. Chicken Nachos

    If you’re hosting a game day party, these Chicken Nachos are a must! They’re loaded with cheese, tequila lime marinated chicken, and any of your favorite toppings!

    Get the Recipe @ thecookierookie

    11. Grilled Chicken Tenders

    When the days get long and the temperatures rice, it’s time to fire up the grill! In this recipe, juicy chicken strips are soaked in a lemony marinade and then grilled until tender. So good!

    Get the Recipe @ dinneratthezoo

    12. Cornflake Chicken

    If you want the crunchiest chicken tenders ever, coat them with cornflakes. This easy recipe is going to be a big hit with the whole family!

    Get the Recipe @ dinneratthezoo

    13. 15 Minute Honey Garlic Chicken

    Dinner ready in 20 minutes? Music to the ears! These sticky delicious honey garlic sauce laced chicken tenders are so tempting to dig in to.

    This is your perfect weeknight dinner idea that happens with regular every day pantry ingredients.

    Get the Recipe @ diethood

    14. Chinese Lemon Chicken

    This popular Chinese restaurant dish is similar to orange chicken, but swaps out the citrus. It has crispy fried chicken tenders with a lemony sweet and sour sauce.

    Get the Recipe @ cafedelites

    15. Creamy Chicken Lazone

    Chicken Lazone is an easy low carb recipe that has chicken tenders cooked with a decadent cream sauce and cooked with zoodles.

    It’s a delicious recipe, a perfect dinner for busy nights.

    Get the Recipe @ diethood

    16. Air Fryer Chicken Tenders

    Crispy Chicken Tenders without the deep fry? Yes! Air Fryers cook them to a crispy, golden brown; while inside the chicken is tender and juicy, without all the oil and mess.

    Perfect healthy weeknight dinner for your family!

    Get the Recipe @ skinnytaste

    17. Sheet Pan Chicken Stir Fry Recipe

    If you want an even easier way to make serve your favorite stir fry flavors, go the sheet pan way. Chicken tenders, vegetables and sauces, all baked on one sheet pan.

    Get the Recipe @ diethood

    18. Buffalo Chicken Tenders

    Give your tenders a little kick with this Buffalo Chicken Tenders recipe. They taste just like your favorite flavor of chicken wings!

    Get the Recipe @ realbalanced

    19. Bacon Brown Sugar Chicken Tenders

    Bacon wrapped chicken tenders coated in a sticky a sweet sauce… sounds like a winner to us! Serve these up at your next get together and watch the crowd go wild!

    Get the Recipe @ dinnerthendessert

    20. Chicken Tenders with Bacon Jalapeño Sauce

    Chicken Tenders with Bacon Jalapeño Sauce is a super delicious dish. That creamy bacon jalapeño sauce is just divine. One of our favorite chicken tender recipes.

    Get the Recipe @ simplysohealthy

    21. Lime Cumin Chicken Salad with Tomatoes, Olives and Queso Fresco

    This delicious and fresh Chicken Salad is quick and easy to make, and totally customisable with your favorite ingredients.

    Packed with great ingredients like grilled chicken tenders, tomatoes, olives and queso fresco, it’s one of our favorite chicken tender recipes.

    Get the Recipe @ diethood

    22. Creamy Herb Mushroom Chicken

    This Creamy Herb Mushroom Chicken is serious comfort food!

    The chicken tenders and mushrooms are slathered in a delicious creamy herb sauce. It goes great with mashed potatoes or egg noodles.

    Get the Recipe @ natashaskitchen

    23. Sheet Pan Honey Balsamic Chicken Tenders and Vegetables

    Sheet Pan Honey Balsamic Chicken Tenders and Vegetables makes the perfect weeknight dinner.

    It’s healthy, delicious and made all on one sheet pan in under 30 minutes. Great chicken tender recipe!

    Get the Recipe @ acedarspoon

    24. Baked Sesame Chicken

    Better than take out, this Bakes Sesame Chicken is delicious, flavorful, sticky and saucy. Breaded chicken tenders are baked and coated in a sweet and sticky sauce packed with honey and soy sauce.

    Get the Recipe @ dinneratthezoo

    25. Honey Sriracha Chicken Tenders

    Spicy and sweet, Honey Sriracha Chicken Tenders only require a few ingredients, and the cook quickly in a skillet.

    Perfect topping for salads, in wraps, or as game day snacks!

    Get the Recipe @ madaboutfood

    26. Sticky Chicken Finger Wraps

    We love these Sticky Chicken Finger Wraps. They have crispy fried chicken fingers coated in an sweet and spicy sauce. The flavor combo is spot on!

    Get the Recipe @ lifeinthelofthouse

    27. Everything Bagel Chicken Tenders

    Everything Bagel Seasoning is a big hit nowadays, and it goes great on these chicken tenders. They’re crispy baked and come with a tasty maple mustard dipping sauce.

    Get the Recipe @ reciperunner

    28. Crunchy Chicken Caesar Wraps

    Crunchy Chicken Caesar Wraps taste just like a chicken Caesar salad, but in portable handheld form. Great make ahead lunch for school or work.

    Get the Recipe @ littlespicejar

    29. Chicken Satay Skewers with Peanut Sauce

    Satay is popular throughout Southeast Asia, and once you taste it, you’ll understand why.

    The flavorful marinade is the secret to these tasty skewers.

    Get the Recipe @ diethood

    30. Skillet Citrus Chicken Tenders

    Wrapping up our list of chicken tender recipes, these tenders are smothered in lemon and parsley. So simple, yet so tasty. These tenders go with a variety of sides, and make a great weeknight dinner.

    Get the Recipe @ cookingclassy

    We hope you enjoy these delicious Chicken Tender Recipes as much as we do. Next time you have some chicken tenders handy, you have so many options!

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    The Best 35 Chicken Tenderloin Recipes

    This collection of tasty and easy Chicken Tenders includes plenty of quick weeknight dinners.


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