#SCBD Quick & Easy Homemade Chicken Tenders

So tonight I made & ate homemade chicken tenders with a baked potato & sauteed string beans (not pictured) for dinner. The meal was great and if you’ve seen my tweets lately you know I’ve been trying to perfect my chicken tender recipe. And tonight, with the assistance of my roommate Leah, I figured it out. Here’s the recipe:

#SCBD Quick & Easy Chicken Tenders


  •  2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup of flour
  • about a cup of original breadcrumbs
  • about a teaspoon of garlic powder
  • about a teaspoon of onion powder
  • about a teaspoon of Goya Adobo seasoning (spicy or regular)
  • dash of salt & pepper
  • about 1 lb of thinly sliced raw, chicken breasts/chicken tenders (either works)


  1. First before anything take some EVOO (keep it on hand you may use more) and put it in a medium sized frying pan, make sure a light layer covers the whole pan then turn up the heat and let it warm up for about ten minutes on medium to medium/high heat so once you’ve prepared everything you’re ready to fry the chicken.
  2. Next,  get out your flour and put it in a small bowl. Next, prepare your breadcrumbs in a small bowl — make sure you add the garlic powder, onion powder, and Adobo into the breadcrumb bowl & mix it with any utensil quickly. Add dash of slat & pepper to the breadcrumbs for taste if you’d like.
  3. Crack two eggs in a separate bowl and whip them quickly for about a minute with a fork or spoon, add salt to taste.
  4. If you are using thin breasts cut them into halves or thirds depending on your preference. If you have pre-packaged, raw chicken tender pieces you can skip that since they already a perfect size. I got a great deal for a ton at Fairway for like $3 the other week and finished the rest tonight. I’m huge supporter of fresh rather than frozen, it’s much more cost effective, too!
  5. Now here’s the fun part–take your chicken and dip it in the egg so it covers the whole piece, then dip it into the flour, dip it back into the egg and then into the breadcrumb mix and onto the frying pan.
  6. I fry each piece for about 3-4 minutes so they are golden brown, feel free to add more EVVO accordingly especially if you’re making a big batch. Continue this until each piece of chicken is done. You may want to wash your hands in between batches if you make a lot like I did tonight, they get messy!
  7. Once all the tenders are fried–viola, you’ve now made homemade chicken tenders!
  8. Time to sit back, relax, and enjoy your homemade chicken tenders! 🙂

I now refuse to buy frozen or even get chicken tenders when I go out because they are so easy to make at home. If you have your ingredients ready it takes about 15 minutes tops & that’s including set-up. Plus, it’s a great meal for about $10-12 depending on which chicken you get. They are my go-to recipe when I have chicken on hand and I want to make something quick after work!

I’d love to what you think of the recipe once you’ve made it so feel free to leave comments!

Happy Eating! 🙂

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About smallchickbigdeals

Hi I’m Sara Monica, founder of Small Chick Big Deals. I was born and raised by the Jersey Shore. I just graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison, NJ with a Communications major and minoring in Public Relations and Sociology. When I’m not working, I’m usually out with my boyfriend, friends or family having a good time. Those times usually include eating one way or another. This blog is dedicated to my best and worst restaurant experiences, personal quick & easy recipes, and more! I love to eat and I know first-hand its possible to eat great food at a legitimate price. FYI most the places mentioned in my blogs are in the NJ/NY metro area since thats my hood Happy Eating!!

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