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Oven-Fried Chicken Tenders

Oven-Fried Chicken Tenders

These oven-fried chicken tenders are just as tasty as your typical fried chicken recipes. It's possible to fry these, but I prefer to bake them, as it creates less mess and produces a perfect fried chicken taste without using a lot of oil. Serve these with a side of mashed potatoes and homemade coleslaw and you'll have yourself a pure dish of comfort. For crispy tenders, make sure that your oven is preheated and do not overbake.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Servings 4 people


  • 1 cup Bisquick
  • ¾ cup panko or breadcrumbs
  • 2 tbsp smoked paprika
  • tsp seasoning salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp Italian seasoning
  • 4 chicken breasts (cut into thin strips)
  • 4 tbsp butter (melted)
  • cooking spray


  • Preheat your oven to 400 °F and set a baking sheetaside. 
  • In a large bowlor plastic bag, add one cup of Bisquick, three-quarter cups of panko or breadcrumbs, two tablespoons of smoked paprika, two and one-half teaspoons of seasoning salt, one teaspoon of pepper, one teaspoon of garlic powder, one-halfteaspoon of chili powder, one-quarter teaspoon of cayenne pepper and one-half teaspoon of Italian seasoning. Mix until well combined.
  • Add the chicken strips to the Bisquick mixture and toss until well coated.
  • Evenly spread four tablespoons of melted butter onto the baking sheet using a pastry brush.
  • Place the coated chicken strips on top of the melted butter.
  • Spray the tops of the chicken strips with the cooking spray before placing the pan in the oven.
  • Turn the chicken strips after ten minutes in the oven.
  • Bake for an additional ten minutes, or until both sides are golden brown and crispy looking.
  • Serve with your favorite dipping sauce and side dishes.