Fried Chicken Tenders

Baked in the oven or sizzled in a fryer, chicken-fried tenders are treats for all ages. Savor these easy chicken-fried tender recipes in making salads, sandwiches, and appetizers. Make an extra batch and freeze for another meal.

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Fry Ranch Tenders

Hidden Valley®
Total: 6 hrs 30 mins

Chicken Fingers with Red Eye Ketchup

Better Homes and Gardens

Kids will love this dinner, which includes all their favorites--chicken fingers, fries and ketchup.

Sweet 'n' Tangy Chicken

Family Circle

Quick-cooking chicken tenders ensure that you can have this intriguing dish on the table in 30 minutes. Chopped prunes sweeten the sauce while green olives add the tang.

Dinner Tonight: Lemon-Ginger Chicken Tenders

Flavorful, fresh, and quick to cook, this recipe for Lemon Ginger Chicken is a family friendly dinner dish that goes well with simple veggies or rice.

Chicken Parmesan Pita Pizzas

Family Circle

Made with quick-cooking chicken tenders, these personal size pizzas can be ready in 20 minutes. Kids will love them for lunch.

Almond-Crusted Chicken Fingers


Instead of batter-dipped, deep-fried nuggets, we coat chicken tenders in a seasoned almond and whole-wheat flour crust and then oven-fry them to perfection. With half the fat of standard breaded chicken tenders, you can enjoy to your (healthy) heart's content.

Total: 40 mins

Sweet & Sour Chicken with Brown Rice


In about the time it takes to order and pick up Chinese takeout, you can make this much healthier version of sweet & sour chicken. Our version loses all the saturated fat that comes from deep-frying, along with the extra sugar and salt. If you prefer, use tofu instead of chicken, and use your favorite vegetables; just be sure to cut them into similar-size pieces so they all cook at about the same rate.

Total: 35 mins

Chicken Fingers and Salsa

Family Circle

A lively pineapple and jalapeno salsa accompanies these crispy pan-fried chicken strips. If you don't have chicken tenders, cut skinless, boneless chicken breast halves into strips.

Chicken, Broccoli Rabe & Feta on Toast


The assertive flavor of broccoli rabe can be a schoolyard bully in dishes. But here, the sweet tomatoes and briny feta stand up to its bite, rendering this dish a rustic but comforting favorite. Still, if broccoli rabe proves too strong for your taste, you can substitute broccolini or even tiny, trimmed broccoli florets.

Total: 35 mins

Mache & Chicken Salad with Honey-Tahini Dressing


In this salad, mache is tossed with spring ingredients--new red-skinned potatoes and fresh peas--and a lemony tahini dressing and chicken.

Total: 55 mins

Stir-Fried Spicy Chicken Tenders


A bag of frozen peppers and onions can be a quick start to a stir-fry; here, it's combined with almost fat-free chicken tenders for a speedy dinner. Serve this dish with warm polenta rounds or brown rice.

Total: 30 mins

Oven Fried Chicken

It's possible - crunchy, flavorful fried chicken can be healthy. Eating well does not mean having to sacrifice full flavor with this oven fried chicken recipe.

Golden Chicken with Spicy Refried Beans


Kids love this combination of refried white beans and chicken tenders. If you're concerned about making it too spicy, omit the jalapeno. Serve with extra cheese to sprinkle on top.

Total: 35 mins

Marmalade Chicken for Two


Orange marmalade and freshly grated orange zest make a deliciously tangy sauce for quick-cooking chicken tenders. Serve with brown rice.

Total: 20 mins

Buffalo Chicken Wrap


Moms and Dads like wraps because they're neat and compact--so beware: ours is messy and spicy. This fiery combination of buffalo chicken in a modern wrap is guaranteed to drip. Get out the big napkins and have a ball!

Total: 35 mins
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