These chicken tenderloin recipes range from chicken tenders parmesan to buffalo chicken potato skins and even salad. Each one makes a quick and easy weeknight dinner or party appetizer!
Easy Chicken Tenderloin Recipes
Chicken tenderloin is one of my go-to’s when I need a quick and easy dish, whether it’s for a weeknight dinner or a party appetizer. It tends to cook quicker than chicken breast and can even be substituted in many recipes.
Chicken tenders are, of course, one of the most popular chicken tenderloin recipes and you’ll find several different varieties in this round up, like these tender and juicy air fryer chicken tenders.
But, as you’ll see below, there are plenty of things you can make with chicken tenderloin that aren’t chicken tenders!
10 Chicken Tenderloin Recipes You Must Try
These chicken tenderloin recipes all have one thing in common – they’re incredibly easy to make! They’ll make weeknight dinner prep a breeze and many of them are perfect for party appetizers and game day too.
Tortilla Encrusted Chicken Tenders feature chicken tenderloins coated in crushed and seasoned tortilla chips. Juicy on the inside, crunchy on the outside, these chicken tenders are perfect served with salsa for dipping.
For a light but filling lunch, try this Coconut Chicken Salad. Chicken tenders are dipped in shredded coconut and oven-fried to perfection, then served over a bed of baby greens and veggies. Serve with the recommended hot honey mustard vinaigrette or your favorite dressing.
Homemade chicken tenders have never been so easy to make! These Air Fryer Chicken Tenders are a family-favorite and make a great lunch or dinner. You can even freeze them for later. The air fryer makes them perfectly crispy without any oil.
Ready in just 20 minutes, this Chicken and Mushrooms in Garlic White Wine Sauce is one of my all-time favorite chicken tenderloin recipes. Serve with brown rice, pasta, or quinoa for a quick yet impressive weeknight dinner.
These Buffalo Chicken Strips are an easy alternative to buffalo wings and make an excellent appetizer for parties and game day, though they may a great lunch too. Serve with celery and carrots and your favorite blue cheese or ranch dipping sauce.
Marinating chicken tenderloins in pickle juice not only adds ingredient flavor, it also results in extra-juicy chicken tenders! These Pickle-Brined Chicken Tenders are a tasty twist on classic baked tenders and a must-make for pickle fans.
What Is The Difference Between Chicken Tenderloin and Chicken Breast?
Are chicken tenderloin just chicken breast cut into strips? Nope!
Chicken tenderloin and chicken breast are two different parts of the chicken. The tenderloin is located underneath the chicken breast and each one typically weighs about 2 ounces. Like chicken breast, they’re white meat and they do have a similar flavor and texture.
The main difference is that tenderloin is often a bit more tender than chicken breast (though this does depending on the cooking method!) and it also cooks faster, due to the much smaller size.
I hope you enjoyed these chicken tenderloin recipes! Be sure to check out all of my other chicken recipes as well.