I am a firm believer that Everything But the Bagel Seasoning belongs on… well, everything, and these Everything Chicken Tenders are no different. They’re salty, crunchy, and bursting with flavor, oh, and not to mention, they’re also gluten-free. If you’re craving the delicious, childhood favorite, then look no further because this recipe will change the game!
I’m not going to lie, my chicken tender recipes are some of my favorites. Why is that? Because who doesn’t love chicken tenders! Chicken tenders are such a nostalgic food for me. As a kid, they were my ultimate comfort food, and I still enjoy them to this day. While I used to opt for fast food chicken tenders (I’m looking at you, Chick-Fil-A), these are so much better because they’re healthy, gluten-free, and full of only whole ingredients. There’s nothing fishy here, and that’s what makes them the BEST.
And if I haven’t convinced you that you need to make these yet, what if I told you that they only require four ingredients? Yes, it’s true! Only four ingredients to make these super yummy chicken tenders. Oh, and they’re kid-approved too. You’re welcome.
In addition to being gluten-free, these chicken tenders are also grain-free, thanks to a special secret ingredient: tortilla chips. Instead of traditional breadcrumbs that you would typically find in a chicken tenders recipe, we are using tortilla chips to coat our chicken tenders. My favorite tortilla chips to use are the Siete Grain-Free Tortilla chips because they’re, you guessed it, grain free! But, they’re also totally delicious and add the perfect amount of crunch to these chicken tenders.
You can use any chicken tenderloins that you like in this recipe, but if you want to know what I use, it’s almost always Belcampo. I love Belcampo meats because they’re humanely-raised, certified organic, and, in my opinion, some of the best quality meat that you can buy. I’ve been a huge fan of Belcampo for years, and I highly recommend their chicken tenderloins for this recipe. Note: you can use code KALEJUNKIE to save 10% off your online orders and have the highest quality meats and poultry delivered right to your house!
Like I mentioned, you only need FOUR different ingredients to make this recipe. It truly could not be simpler, or more delicious!
I recommend serving these Everything Chicken Tenders with your favorite dip, such as ketchup, ranch, BBQ sauce, or honey mustard!
And if you want a twist on the classic “chicken and fries” experience, try serving them alongside The Best Garlic Smashed Potatoes. It’s the nostalgia we all need during these times!
And if you loved this recipe, then here are some other chicken tender recipes you’ll enjoy just as much!
If you are chicken obsessed (I am because I love foods with lots of protein), then you need to check out my Top 8 Family-Friendly Chicken Recipes. There is something in there for everyone, I promise!
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