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Baked Chicken Tenders with Mayo
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Oven Baked Chicken Tenders with Mayo

Baked chicken tenders (or you may call them baked chicken nuggets) can be really-really good, and without all the frying and oil.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken nuggets, chicken tenders
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 356kcal
Author Olya


  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • ¾ cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 ½ cups Panko Bread Crumbs
  • ½ tablespoon Garlic Powder
  • ½ tablespoon Onion Powder
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Thyme (optional)
  • Sriracha Mayo (for dipping, optional)


  • Preheat oven to 375 F. Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper.
  • Cut chicken into 1” strips going with the grain of the meat. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Prepare two bowls. In a first bowl, mix Bread Crumbs, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Salt and Pepper. Place mayonnaise in a 2nd mixing bowl.
  • Dredge the cut chicken into mayonnaise, then dredge in seasoned Panko mixture.
  • Place coated chicken in a single layer on the parchment paper lined baking sheet, leaving room between each tender.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes, turn each piece, bake for 15 more minutes.
  • Tenders will be lightly browned and delicious. Sprinkle with thyme (optional) and serve with Sriracha mayo or sauce of your choice!


Calories: 356kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 333mg | Potassium: 223mg | Vitamin A: 45IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 0.4mg