Juicy oven Baked Chicken Tenders are marinated in plain yogurt with flavorful spices, and then dipped in panko flakes for a light breading.
Baked Chicken Tenders
If you eat chicken as much as we do, then you probably like to experiment with different marinades so your meat doesn’t taste bland. The marinade is especially important if you go the healthier route and bake your chicken without the skin. I have just the recipe to liven up chicken tenders!
Those that have been following my blog for more than a few posts know that I’m a big fan of eating Greek yogurt and using it as a substitute for mayonnaise, sour cream, and adding it to baked goods like blackberry muffins or using it as a base in my smoothies.
Oven baked chicken tenderloins marinated in yogurt!
I did it again! I marinated chicken tenders in yogurt with a blend of flavorful spices and splash of fresh lemon juice.
The thick coating sticks to the chicken while tenderizing it and keeps it moist when baked. The panko flakes loves the coating too. It’s the perfect glue 🙂
Fresh out of the oven we ate these tenders with potatoes, broccoli and salad. I wish I would have saved some Tortellini Mac and Cheese when I made these. That would’ve been a great meal!
What to serve with chicken tenders
I know little kids love baked chicken tenders since they’re considered finger food, and you can eat them without using a fork (or was that only my house rule??).
They’re also super convenient to wrap them up in a tortilla with a bunch of veggies for lunch or a snack; more finger food. My favorite way to eat these is on a bed of green salad!
I made this recipe so that I could have a lot of leftover chicken tenders to have different options like those I just mentioned. When someone says there is NOTHING to eat, challenge them to come up with something creative with these delicious pieces of chicken!