Weeknight Skillet Sazon Chicken Tenders

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Weeknight Skillet Sazon Chicken Tenders is a simple, quick and easy, kid-friendly chicken recipe – ready in under 15 minutes!

Weeknight Skillet Sazon Chicken Tenders is a simple, quick and easy, kid-friendly chicken recipe – ready in under 15 minutes!Skillet Sazon Chicken Tenders

More easy chicken recipes I love are Grilled Bourbon Chicken, Roast Chicken with Rosemary and Lemon and Chicken Zucchini Stir-Fry.

When Karina, my oldest daughter (and the pickier of the two) was younger, and I was making something spicy I knew she wouldn’t eat, I used to quickly whip up this dish. Nothing fancy, just ingredients I always had on hand.

Funny because once she went off to college I never made it again. Recently I ask her which of my recipes she likes most, this one is in her list of top 10. Considering how much she likes it and how quick and easy it is to make, I figured I’d have to share it with you all here. I always served it for her over rice with avocado but you can serve it over farro, quinoa or any grain you prefer. I’ve also taken the leftovers and shredded them in my blender for amazing shredded chicken to use in fajitas and quesadillas.

Weeknight Skillet Sazon Chicken Tenders is a simple, quick and easy, kid-friendly chicken recipe – ready in under 15 minutes!
This simple, kid-friendly chicken dish is quick and easy to make for any night of the week – ready in under 15 minutes!
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Weeknight Skillet Sazon Chicken Tenders

208 Cals 33 Protein 4 Carbs 6 Fats
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
Yield: 4 servings
COURSE: Dinner
CUISINE: Latin
Weeknight Skillet Sazon Chicken Tenders is a simple, quick and easy, kid-friendly chicken recipe – ready in under 15 minutes!

Ingredients

  • 8 1.25 lb chicken tenders
  • 1 1/2 tsp dry sazon seasoning, use my homemade sazon
  • kosher salt, to taste
  • 2 tsp olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 cup diced scallions
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 medium tomato, diced
  • 1/3 cup reduced sodium chicken broth, check your labels for Whole 30 Compliant and Gluten Free

Instructions

  • Season chicken with dry sazon seasoning and salt.
  • Heat 1 tsp of oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium high heat and add chicken, cook 4 minutes, turn and cook 3 to 4 minutes until golden brown. Set aside on a dish.
  • Add remaining teaspoon of oil and scallions and cook over medium heat 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Add garlic and cook 1 minute. Add tomato, season with salt and cook 3 to 4 minutes until soft and thickened.
  • Add the broth, mix and return the chicken; cover and simmer 1 to 2 minutes to loosen the sauce.

Nutrition

Serving: 2tenders with sauce, Calories: 208kcal, Carbohydrates: 4g, Protein: 33g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 0.5g, Cholesterol: 104mg, Sodium: 187mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g
WW Points Plus: 5
Keywords: chicken tenders, kid-friendly chicken recipe, sazon chicken, sazon goya chicken, Weeknight Skillet Sazon Chicken Tenders

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61 comments

  1. This recipe was delicious and easy. A winner.

  2. It’s OK for something quick. Nothing to write home about.

  3. While I love many recipes on this site, this one is probably my all time favorite.  I have made this recipe several times over the years and it’s always a huge hit.  I hadn’t made it in a while and last night I did and was like… man, this is still SO good!  So today, I thought it was time I actually post something to praise this recipe.  I usually cut up chicken breast instead of using tenders and it’s great!  I don’t know how I lived my life without Sazon seasoning… the best!

  4. I am so happy I found this recipe. It’s so good for lunch or dinner. Add the avocado.

  5. I skipped the scallions and used a can of rotel with green chili’s instead of fresh tomatoes and this turned out so yummy! I also sprinkled a little bit of the kraft expertly paired asedero cheese on it and this was amazing!!!!! 😍😍😍