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Chili-Lime Baked Chicken Tenders take the classic flavor combination and mashes it with a kid favorite, for a grown up version of chicken tenders that will have you licking your fingers! This easy dinner will be a hit with the whole family!

A pile of chili lime chicken tenders, one with a bit taken out of it

This recipe came to me as many recipes do….while strolling the isles at the grocery store. This one happened in Costco. I found myself with an enormous amount of chicken tenders in my shopping cart. It’s Costco, so you know it was enough to feed my little family chicken fingers for a week. Let me tell you, they wouldn’t complain about that. I did some experimenting with all sorts of different versions of chicken fingers that the grown ups in the house could enjoy just as much as the kids.

3 chicken tender strips on a white plate

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3 chicken tender strips on a white plate
Chili-Lime Baked Chicken Tenders take the classic flavor combination and mashes it with a kid favorite, for a grown up version of chicken tenders that will have you licking your fingers! This easy dinner will be a hit with the whole family!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Ingredients
  • 4 limes
  • 2 pounds chicken tenders
  • 1 1/2 cups panko bread crumbs
  • 3 teaspoons ancho chili powder divided
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt divided
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt
Instructions
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a 4-sided baking sheet with nonstick spray.
  • Zest the limes and place the zest in a small mixing bowl. Mix in panko bread crumbs, 1/2 tsp salt, and 2 tsp of chili powder. Toss together.
  • Squeeze the juice of 3 of the limes into the butter.
  • Working one at a time, dip the chicken tenders into the butter mixture, and then into the bread crumb mixture. Ensure that each piece of chicken gets a nice coating of bread crumbs.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for about 30 to 40 minutes.
  • While the chicken tenders are baking, make a dipping sauce by combining greek yogurt, juice of 1 remaining lime, 1 tsp chili powder, and 1/4 tsp salt. Stir together until combined.
  • Serve chicken strips hot with dipping sauce.
Notes
TIP: I like to finish off my chicken tenders under the broiler for a coupe of minutes just to ensure that the breading gets nice and crispy.

Nutrition

Calories: 393kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 138mg | Sodium: 734mg | Potassium: 677mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 835IU | Vitamin C: 14.9mg | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 1.7mg
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Baked Chicken Tenders
3 chicken tender strips on a white plate
Chili-Lime Baked Chicken Tenders take the classic flavor combination and mashes it with a kid favorite, for a grown up version of chicken tenders that will have you licking your fingers! This easy dinner will be a hit with the whole family!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Ingredients
  • 4 limes
  • 2 pounds chicken tenders
  • 1 1/2 cups panko bread crumbs
  • 3 teaspoons ancho chili powder divided
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt divided
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt
Instructions
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a 4-sided baking sheet with nonstick spray.
  • Zest the limes and place the zest in a small mixing bowl. Mix in panko bread crumbs, 1/2 tsp salt, and 2 tsp of chili powder. Toss together.
  • Squeeze the juice of 3 of the limes into the butter.
  • Working one at a time, dip the chicken tenders into the butter mixture, and then into the bread crumb mixture. Ensure that each piece of chicken gets a nice coating of bread crumbs.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for about 30 to 40 minutes.
  • While the chicken tenders are baking, make a dipping sauce by combining greek yogurt, juice of 1 remaining lime, 1 tsp chili powder, and 1/4 tsp salt. Stir together until combined.
  • Serve chicken strips hot with dipping sauce.
Notes
TIP: I like to finish off my chicken tenders under the broiler for a coupe of minutes just to ensure that the breading gets nice and crispy.

Nutrition

Calories: 393kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 138mg | Sodium: 734mg | Potassium: 677mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 835IU | Vitamin C: 14.9mg | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 1.7mg
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Baked Chicken Tenders
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