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Tortilla Encrusted Chicken Tenders

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Tortilla-crusted chicken tenders coated with seasoned crushed tortilla chips and served with salsa. An easy family weeknight cookout!

chicken tenders with tortilla

Love this fun Tex-Mex twist on chicken tenders! It goes great with Mexican corn salad or black bean salad. Chicken tenderloin is easy to prepare for a weeknight dinner because of its low prep. They’re already cut to the perfect size, so all you have to do is bread and bake or air fry. , or try these Pickle Brined Chicken Tenders.

Tortilla-crusted chicken tenders with lime wedges

This recipe got 2 thumbs up from my family. It’s easy to make and takes less than 30 minutes, making it the perfect weeknight meal. The tortillas were crumbled in a ziplock bag and left a little course for texture, while the lime on top and salsa for dipping add a delightful Mexican-American twist to the chicken he tenders.

How do I get bread crumbs to stick to my chicken tenders?

How to keep bread from falling off chicken

  1. Dry the chicken.
  2. Dust with flour.
  3. Dip in beaten egg.
  4. Press the crumbs with the back of a fork to coat with the bread crumbs.
  5. Carefully transfer to a baking sheet.
Ingredients for Tortilla Encrusted Chicken Tenders
Tortilla-crusted chicken tenders with salsa

A more family-friendly chicken recipe:

Preparation: Five minutes

20 minutes

total: twenty five minutes

yield: Four serving

Serving size: 2 tenders, 2 tablespoons salsa

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

  • Season the chicken tenders with 3/4 teaspoon salt. Place the flour in a shallow dish and the eggs in a medium bowl. Place tortilla chips, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, garlic powder, cumin, and pepper in another shallow plate.

  • Loosen each tender lightly with the flour, egg (shake off excess flour), and chips mixture. Lightly spray a sheet pan with olive oil, place the tenders on the pan and spray the top with olive oil. Bake 8 to 10 minutes per side or until browned.

  • To serve: Place 2 tenders on each plate and garnish with cilantro. Serve with 1 lime wedge and salsa for dipping.

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Serving: 2 tenders, 2 tablespoons salsa, calorie: 331 kcal, carbohydrates: twenty two g, protein: 34 g, obesity: 11 g, saturated fat: 2 g, cholesterol: 137 mg, sodium: 695 mg, fiber: 1.5 g, sugar: 2 g

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