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Breaded Chicken Tenders

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Author foodnessgracious


  • 4 cups pretzels
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1.5-2 pounds skinless chicken tenders
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp canola oil


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
  • Add the pretzels, garlic powder, salt and pepper to a food processor and pulse until very fine like breadcrumbs. Transfer to a plate.
  • Add the eggs to a bowl and beat with a fork.
  • Place the flour on another plate and line up the chicken, flour, eggs and crushed pretzels beside each other.
  • Add the canola oil to a large non stick pan and warm over a medium heat.
  • Dip each tender into the flour shaking off the excess and then dip into the egg.
  • Finally dip the tender into teh crushed pretzels and coat well.
  • Once all of the tenders have been coated place each one into the hot canola oil and pan fry for about 2 minutes on each side.
  • Once the tenders are done transfer them to the prepared sheet pan and place in the oven.
  • Bake for about 20 minutes and the center is fully cooked and not pink.
  • Serve warm with condiments for dipping.