Tortilla Encrusted Chicken Tenders

These baked chicken tenders are coated with seasoned crushed tortilla chips, baked until golden and served with salsa! An easy, weeknight chicken dish, great for the kids, or even adults.

These baked chicken tenders are coated with seasoned crushed tortilla chips, baked until golden and served with salsa. An easy, weeknight chicken dish, great for the kids, or even adults!

I tested these a few weeks ago and got the thumbs up from my family. They are easy to make, and take less than 30 minutes – perfect for weeknight cooking! I crushed the tortillas in a ziplock bag and left it a little course for texture. The squeeze of lime on top and salsa for dipping, adds a fun Mexican-American twist to chicken tenders.

These baked chicken tenders are coated with seasoned crushed tortilla chips, baked until golden and served with salsa! An easy, weeknight chicken dish, great for the kids, or even adults.

Tortilla Encrusted Chicken Tenders

These baked chicken tenders are coated with seasoned crushed tortilla chips, baked until golden and served with salsa. An easy, weeknight chicken dish, great for the kids, or even adults!

Ingredients:

  • 1 ¼ pound (8) boneless, skinless chicken breast tenders
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour (or GF AP flour)*
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 3 1/2 oz crushed tortilla chips*
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • Olive oil spray
  • 1/2 lime, cut into 4 wedges
  • Chopped fresh cilantro, for garnish
  • 1/2 cup jarred salsa, for dipping

Directions:

*Check labels for gluten-free. Preheat oven to 400F.

Season chicken tenders with 3/4 teaspoon salt and pepper. Place flour on a shallow plate and egg in a medium bowl.  Place tortilla chips, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, garlic powder, cumin, and pepper on another shallow plate.  Dredge each tender lightly in flour, then egg (shaking off excess), then chip mixture.  Lightly spray sheet pan with olive oil, place tenders on pan and spray the top with olive oil. Bake about 8 to 10 minutes on each side or until cooked through.

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

Nutrition Information

Yield: 4 servings, Serving Size: 2 tenders, 2 tbsp salsa

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Smart Points: 7
  • Points +: 7
  • Calories: 331
  • Total Fat: 11g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 137mg
  • Sodium: 695mg
  • Carbohydrates: 22g
  • Fiber: 1.5g
  • Sugar: 2g
  • Protein: 34g

These baked chicken tenders are coated with seasoned crushed tortilla chips, baked until golden and served with salsa! An easy, weeknight chicken dish, great for the kids, or even adults. These baked chicken tenders are coated with seasoned crushed tortilla chips, baked until golden and served with salsa! An easy, weeknight chicken dish, great for the kids, or even adults.