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

EatingWell

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

EatingWell

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, Broccoli Rabe & Feta on Toast

EatingWell

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

Stir-Fried Spicy Chicken Tenders

EatingWell

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

Mache & Chicken Salad with Honey-Tahini Dressing

EatingWell

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

Crunchy Chicken Tenders with Cauliflower Mash

Better Homes and Gardens

Oven-baked chicken tenderloins coated in cornmeal get as crispy as fried chicken strips. Serve with a side of garlic "mashed potatoes" that's lightened-up with low-calorie cauliflower.

Total: 40 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.

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.

Warm Arugula Salad with Chicken & Chevre

EatingWell

Grown-up and sophisticated, this salad will make you happy you're not a finicky kid. For an even dressier spin, substitute boneless skinless duck breasts for the chicken.

Total: 40 mins

Buffalo Chicken Wrap

EatingWell

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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