Appetizer Essentials: Spicy Chicken Tenders

Andy Anderson !


I was home alone, and decided on something simple yet yummy. So, I looked around the spice racks, came up with some ideas, and then made some marinated chicken tenders, and served them with two different sauces. So yummy.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.


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1 Hr 30 Min
20 Min



  • 1 lb
    chicken tenders, or chicken breasts cut into strips

  • 1 large
  • 2 Tbsp
    grapeseed oil
  • 2 Tbsp
    lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 2 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp
    salt kosher salt, fine grind
  • 1/2 tsp
    black pepper, freshly squeezed

  • 1 c
    panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 c
    finely grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp
    paprika, sweet or hot, your choice
  • 1/2 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    onion powder

How to Make Appetizer Essentials: Spicy Chicken Tenders


  2. You may have your own fav dipping sauce that you use things like chicken tenders… these are the two that I used:
    My spicy beef/pork sauce:
    Sauce/Condiment Essentials: Spicy Beef/Pork Sauce
    My spicy burger sauce:
    Sauce Essentials: Spicy Burger Sauce
  3. Gather your Ingredients (mise en place).
  4. Whisk all the marinade ingredients together in a bowl.
  5. Add the chicken tenders, and place into the fridge for about 90 minutes.
  6. Chef’s Tip: I usually pour the marinade into a Ziploc bag, and then throw in the tenders. Every 10 minutes or so, I go in the fridge, and give the bag a squeeze.
  7. While the tenders are in the fridge, mix together the breading ingredients, using a shallow bowl.
  8. About 20 minutes before baking, place a rack in the middle position, and preheat the oven to 400f (205c).
  9. Remove the tenders one at a time, shake off the excess marinade, and coat with the breading mixture.
  10. Place them on a parchment-lined baking sheet, and give each one a bit of space.
  11. Chef’s Note: When finished discard the remaining breading and marinade.
  12. Place in the preheated oven, until cooked through, and the crust is a golden brown, about 20 – 22 minutes.
  14. Serve with your favorite dipping sauces. Enjoy.
  15. Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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About Appetizer Essentials: Spicy Chicken Tenders

Course/Dish: Poultry Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Soy Free

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