Cajun Oven Baked Crispy Chicken Tenders

chicken tenders

Hello my lovely friends! Hope you all have a wonderful weekend 🙂

If you were to ask my husband what his go to cheat meal would be; his answer will always be crispy chicken tenders! So I decided to make him his favorite dish without all the frying and excess oil. I guarantee once you try this recipe; your temptation for greasy fried chicken will subside. I have a love for spice and heat. That is where the Cajun flavoring comes in that just takes this chicken recipe to another level!

Total Time: 40 minutes

Servings: approx. 12 pieces


1/4 cup all purpose flour

2 eggs

2 tablespoons water

1/2 a cup grated Parmesan cheese

3 large boneless chicken breasts

1 1/2 cups of Panko breadcrumbs

2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning (you can omit this or substitute for another seasoning of your choice)

2 tablespoons Italian seasoning

Salt & Pepper to taste


  • Heat the oven to 425 degrees. Take out a baking pan and spread cooking spray on it to avoid the chicken sticking to the pan.
  • Then you want to prepare a breading station. Place the flour in a shallow dish. In another shallow dish add the eggs with water and whisk them with salt & pepper. In the last dish; add your breadcrumbs with the Parmesan, Italian, and Cajun seasoning.
  • Cut your chicken into tender like sizes. You should get about 12 out of 3 large chicken breasts.
  • Coat the chicken with flour then place in the eggs and lastly in the panko mixture. Then place on the baking pan.
  • Place in the oven for about 30 minutes. Turn tenders once at 15 minutes to ensure even crispiness on both sides of the chicken. Chicken tenders should be nice light crispy brown and have a great crunch to them. No pink should be seen once cutting into the chicken. If there is pink, then the chicken needs longer to bake.
  • Chicken tenders are ready to serve with your favorite dipping sauce. Mine happens to be buffalo sauce !! Yummm! I served these along side some oven baked sweet potato fries. One of our favorite meals!

Hope you all enjoyed this recipe! Please #fufuinthekitchen if you try any of my creations! I would love to see  🙂

chicken tenders

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