Latin Style Crispy Baked Chicken Tenders ~ The best and crispiest chicken tenders made with all the flavors of Latin cooking.
My kids love chicken tenders. It is their meal of choice when we eat out at any restaurant. There really isn’t any other meal they would prefer over chicken tenders, although I’ve tried countless times to have them try other dishes. However, if the menu has chicken tenders that is usually what they’d order.
Countless times, however, my daughter has said that she enjoys eating chicken tenders more when I make them at home.
She loves when I make chicken tenders at home. Not only because she enjoys eating them, but because she helps me make them too. There is something about cooking meals with your kids that make those dishes extra special.
Although I usually make the chicken tenders fried, I wanted to try out baking them as I wanted to make them slightly healthier. I use panko for the breading because it gives the tenders a crispier coating than regular breadcrumbs. I seasoned the chicken tenders with garlic powder and homemade sofrito, and combined the panko with a little bit of Adobo to give it that Latin taste that reins in every Hispanic home.
I asure you. This chicken tender recipe will be a hit at home, specially with the little ones.
- 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken tenders
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon black ground pepper
- ¼ teaspoon accent seasoning
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon lime juice
- 1 teaspoon homemade sofrito
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 2 cups panko breading
- ½ teaspoon adobo
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Place a rack on a baking sheet. Set aside.
- Season the chicken with salt, pepper, accent seasoning, garlic powder, lime juice and homemade sofrito.
- In a shallow dish, place beaten eggs.
- In a separate shallow dish, place panko and combine with adobo.
- Take the chicken tenders and dip them in the egg mixture one at a time. Then, cover the chicken tenders with the panko and adobo mixture. Gently press the panko mixture on the chicken to make sure it's well coated.
- Lay the chicken tenders on the rack in the baking sheet. Repeat until all tenders have been coated.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
- Serve immediately, with your favorite dipping sauce.