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Baked Chicken Tenders Recipe with Chili Yogurt Sauce

Baked Chicken Tenders with Chili Yogurt Sauce – Juicy, crispy, delicious chicken tenders coated with a flavorful parmesan panko mixture and served with a zingy chili yogurt sauce.

Baked Chicken Tenders with Chili Yogurt Sauce - Juicy, crispy, delicious chicken tenders coated with a flavorful parmesan panko mixture and served with a zingy chili yogurt sauce.

Baked Crispy Chicken Tenders

It’s a baked chicken tenders weeknight meal kind of day, and I’m so happy to share it with you. 

FRIENDS, I have been making these Parmesan-Crusted Chicken Tenders from last year, on repeat, and no one has complained, YET. It’s the only time that I don’t have to deal with leftovers because we finish them up down to the last parmesan crumb. They are amazing.

However, to avoid meal repetition (and boredom!), I cooked up these Baked Chicken Tenders with Chili Yogurt Sauce and a new love was born.

Baked Chicken Tenders with Chili Yogurt Sauce - Juicy, crispy, delicious chicken tenders coated with a flavorful parmesan panko mixture and served with a zingy chili yogurt sauce.

There’s a secret to a tender chicken-tender and it’s called, yogurt.

Inspired by my recipe for this really good Garlic-Yogurt Baked Chicken, I dipped our chicken tenders in yogurt instead of dipping them in eggs, and gave myself a nice tap on the back.  I mean, please notice how light and fluffy and crunchy they look. 

Baked Chicken Tenders with Chili Yogurt Sauce - Juicy, crispy, delicious chicken tenders coated with a flavorful parmesan panko mixture and served with a zingy chili yogurt sauce.

Speaking of that crunch: a simple mixture of panko crumbs, parmesan cheese, and some seasonings are the required goods for LOADS of flavor.

Also? Now that I think about it, these would be perfectly awesome for a Sunday night football party! As long as you don’t forget the dipping sauce(s).

Baked Chicken Tenders with Chili Yogurt Sauce - Juicy, crispy, delicious chicken tenders coated with a flavorful parmesan panko mixture and served with a zingy chili yogurt sauce.

I am a huge fan of this chili yogurt sauce because I love the taste. It’s sweet, it’s peppery, it’s cool, and it’s creamy. If yogurt and chili ain’t your forte, you can alwaaaays turn to the best HONEY MUSTARD SAUCE of ev.errrr. 

Squeezing a bit of chili sauce over the chicken tenders?  That’s the way, aha aha, I like it, aha aha. 

ENJOY!

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Baked Chicken Tenders with Chili Yogurt Sauce - Juicy, crispy, delicious chicken tenders coated with a flavorful parmesan panko mixture and served with a zingy chili yogurt sauce.

Baked Chicken Tenders with Chili Yogurt Sauce

Katerina | Diethood
Juicy, crispy, delicious chicken tenders coated with a flavorful parmesan panko mixture and served with a zingy chili yogurt sauce.
5 from 1 vote
Servings : 4 Servings
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins

Ingredients
  

FOR THE CHICKEN TENDERS
  • 1 pound chicken breast tenderloins, (about 10 to 12 pieces)
  • 2/3 cup plain nonfat yogurt
  • 1-1/2 cups panko bread crumbs, or pork rind crumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • olive oil cooking spray
FOR THE CHILI YOGURT SAUCE
  • 1/2 cup plain nonfat yogurt
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons sweet chili sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

Instructions
 

FOR THE CHICKEN TENDERS
  • Preheat oven to 400F.
  • Line a baking sheet with foil and set aside.
  • Put 2/3 cup yogurt in a bowl; set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, combine panko bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, garlic salt, parsley, salt and pepper; mix until thoroughly incorporated.
  • Dip chicken tenders in yogurt, then toss in bread crumbs mixture, pressing to coat.
  • Place chicken tenders on previously prepared baking sheet.
  • Spray chicken tenders with cooking spray.
  • Bake for 15 to 18 minutes, or until cooked through and golden on top.
FOR THE CHILI YOGURT SAUCE
  • In the meantime, prepare the yogurt sauce by combining the yogurt, sweet chili sauce, garlic, and parsley in a bowl; whisk until well combined. 
  • Serve baked chicken tenders with chili yogurt sauce on the side.

Nutrition

Calories: 243 kcal | Carbohydrates: 15 g | Protein: 31 g | Fat: 5 g | Saturated Fat: 1 g | Cholesterol: 79 mg | Sodium: 992 mg | Potassium: 616 mg | Sugar: 9 g | Vitamin A: 90 IU | Vitamin C: 2.5 mg | Calcium: 234 mg | Iron: 0.8 mg | Net Carbs: 15 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken fingers recipe, chicken tenders recipe, easy chicken breast recipe, kid friendly dinner ideas
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