Potato Chip Chicken Tenders
Potato Chip Chicken Tenders are strips of juicy chicken breasts, cooked in the oven after being coated with a salty, potato chip breading.
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  1. Potato Chip Chicken Tenders Recipe
  2. Ingredients
  3. Additions & Substitutions 
  4. How to Make Potato Chip Chicken Tenders Recipe
  5. Dipping Sauces
  6. How to Store Potato Chip Chicken Tenders
  7. More Family-Friendly Dinner Recipes
  8. Potato Chip Chicken Tenders Recipe

Potato Chip Chicken Tenders are strips of juicy chicken breasts, cooked in the oven after being coated with a salty, potato chip breading, could it get much better?

Potato chip chicken tenders are the ultimate tasty lunchtime meal or family-friendly dinner and a great alternative to fried chicken.

skinless chicken breasts featured image on a white plate with dip

Potato Chip Chicken Tenders Recipe

Growing up, my kiddos were crazy about chicken tenders (they actually still are!). It was always their go-to order at every restaurant.

I know that there are tons of frozen options for chicken nuggets, chicken fingers, and tenders, but whenever I can make something homemade I like to choose that option over the frozen one.

This recipe especially comes in handy to make my own delicious, homemade breaded chicken strips!

For me, the best kind of chicken tenders are the ones that have super crunchy breading. The contrast of the crunch with the moist, tender chicken in the middle is just so delicious. When I tried these chicken tenders, I was sold immediately. They are crispy, crunchy, and delicious!

Best of all, they are also super easy to make. First, you’ll mix up a combination or flour and spices. Then it’s as simple as just crushing up your favorite potato chips and dipping your chicken from the flour, to eggs, and finally into the potato chips. Then pop them in the oven and you’ve got yourself crispy, homemade chicken tenders.

chicken tender dipped in sauce

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, sliced
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 8.5 ounce bag of ruffle chips, crushed

Additions & Substitutions 

Chicken: Want to make your life a little easier? Take a step out by getting your chicken already cut into chicken tenders. You can usually find these in the meat section of your grocery store and packed up for you! You will need about 15 chicken tenders for this recipe.

Potato Chips: You can use any type of potato chips for your chicken tender breading. We like using ruffled chips, but shake it up and try some other types and flavors! (BBQ chips are next on my list and I think French Onion would be delicious too!)

How to Make Potato Chip Chicken Tenders Recipe

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat (my favorite thing ever!)
  2. Whisk together flour, salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, and cayenne pepper.
  3. Whisk eggs in a separate bowl.
  4. In a third bowl, add crushed chips.
  5. Dip chicken in flour, then the egg wash. chicken dipped in flour
  6. Then dip the chicken in the crushed potato chips, making sure to coat well.dipping chicken in crushed potato chips
  7. Place the chicken strips on the parchment paper-lined baking sheet.chicken tenders on baking pan
  8. Bake for 25-30 minutes.baked chicken strips on a baking sheet

Dipping Sauces

We love to dip our chicken fingers in pretty much anything. Some of our favorites are:

  • Ranch dressing
  • Barbecue sauce
  • Hot Sauce
  • Our Copycat Chick Fil A sauce (recipe coming soon)
chicken tenders dipped in sauce

How to Store Potato Chip Chicken Tenders

Leftover chicken tenders can be stored in the fridge in a Ziploc bag or airtight container for 3 to 4 days. To reheat them and keep the breading crunchy, I recommend reheating your chicken tenders in the oven or a toaster oven or air fryer, instead of the microwave.

Cooked chicken tenders that are leftover can be frozen for up to 1 month. Place them in the freezer, on a baking sheet, until they are hard. Then put them into a Ziploc freezer bag. You can cook them straight from the freezer at 425 for 20-25 minutes.

More Family-Friendly Dinner Recipes

One Pot Chicken Parmesan Pasta | Korean Beef Bowl | Pizza Muffins | Sheet Pan Quesadillas | Upside Down Pizza | Oven Baked Tacos | Garlic Butter Steak Bites | Homemade Pizza Pockets | Pizza Quesadillas

5 from 2 votes
Potato Chip Chicken Tenders

Potato Chip Chicken Tenders

Serves — 6
Potato Chip Chicken Tenders are strips of juicy chicken breasts, cooked in the oven after being coated with a salty, potato chip breading.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 40 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts sliced
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper optional
  • 4 eggs beaten
  • 8.5 ounce bag of your favorite ruffles chips crushed

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat.
  • Whisk to combine the flour, salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, and cayenne pepper in a medium-size mixing bowl.
  • In another bowl whisk the eggs.
  • In another bowl add the crushed chips.
  • Using tongs, dip chicken in flour, then dip chicken in egg wash, then dip the chicken in the crushed potato chips making sure to coat the entire piece.
  • Place the chicken strips on the parchment paper lined baking sheet and place in the oven.
  • Bake at 425 degrees F for 25-30 minutes, or until golden brown and the internal temperature reaches 165°F.

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Nutrition Info

Calories: 432kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 157mg | Sodium: 1099mg | Potassium: 1037mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 307IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 3mg

You and your family will love these crispy, delicious chicken tenders. They are so easy to make and you can feel good knowing that you made them homemade, instead of just reaching for a bag of frozen tenders! The combination of tender, juicy chicken and crunchy potato chips is an unbeatable pair in these chicken strips.

Jennifer Fishkind

About Jenn

Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

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  1. 5 stars
    My husband and I love this recipe Potato Chips Chicken Tenders. We used baked lays plain Chios and tried the BBQ one’s also. Super delicious and easy to make. I find thus recipe much better than Chicken fingers at a restaurant. 5 stars in my books.
    I love that they are baked and not greasy!