Crispy Oven Baked Chicken Tenders

Ingredients (Serves 4 )

1.Chicken Tenders (halved) or thinly sliced chicken breast – 1/2 kg

Pepper powder – 1/4 tsp

Salt – To taste

Other ingredients

2. Plain flour / maida – 1/3 cup

Salt – 1 pinch

Pepper powder – 1/4 tsp

3. Egg – 1

Salt and pepper – 1 pinch

Oil – 1 tbsp

4. Panko bread crumbs – 1 cup

Regular bread crumbs – 1/2 cup

Parmesan cheese, grated – 1/3 cup

Paprika – 1 tsp

Salt and pepper – 1 pinch


  1. Place the chicken pieces in a bowl. Add 1/2 tsp pepper and little salt (around 1 – 2 pinches). Mix well and set aside.
  2. Combine plain flour/maida with 2 pinches of salt and 1/4 tsp pepper. Place it in a wide plate. Combine ingredients numbered 4 in another plate.
  3. In a bowl, beat egg with 1 tbsp oil and a pinch of salt and pepper.
  4. Preheat oven at 450 F. Line a baking sheet with foil and grease well. Or place a rack on top of the baking sheet.
  5. Coat the chicken pieces  one by one, with maida mixture. Next dip in beaten egg and then roll in bread crumbs. Press down to coat well. Arrange the chicken pieces on the baking sheet. Spray with cooking oil spray or drizzle some melted butter or oil on them. Bake for 13 – 15 minutes at 450 F (you can flip them after 6 – 7 minutes but its optional.) Broil for 2 – 3 minutes until crisp and golden. Serve immediately with tomato ketchup or mayonnaise.

Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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