Crispy Baked Chicken Tenders

These Crispy Baked Chicken Tenders are what kid and adult dreams are made of. Chicken tenders are coated in crushed up Cheez-Its, baked in just a touch of butter until they're golden brown and crispy and then served with any easy honey mustard dipping sauce. 

Servings 5 servings of 2 chicken tender
Calories 405 kcal


  • 1 lb chicken tenders
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups crushed cheez-itz (about 3 1/2 cups whole)
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup mustard
  • 2 tsp dijon
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tsp whole grain mustard
  • 1/4 cup light mayo


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place a large sheet pan in the oven to heat up.

  2. Season chicken tenders on both sides with salt and pepper. Add flour to a plate. Add eggs to a bowl. And add cheez-its to another bowl. Season flour, eggs, and cheez-its with salt and pepper.

  3. Dip the chicken tenders first in the flour. Pat off excess. Dip in the egg. Finish with the cheez-its. Use hands to make sure the tenders are completely coated. Repeat.

  4. Once you've breaded the chicken tenders, pull the sheet pan out of the oven. Place the butter on it and move it around so the butter coats the entire pan. Put the chicken tenders on the pan and place back in the oven. Bake for 10 minutes. Flip and bake another 3-4 minutes until cooked through. Serve with honey mustard.

  5. For the honey mustard. Mix mustards, honey, and mayo together in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Facts
Crispy Baked Chicken Tenders
Amount Per Serving (1 serving (2 chicken tenders))
Calories 405 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 156mg52%
Sodium 632mg27%
Potassium 398mg11%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 27g54%
Vitamin A 290IU6%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 48mg5%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.