Stupid-Easy Recipe for Low-Sodium Baked Chicken Tenders (#1 Top-Rated)


Watching your salt intake? Enjoy these crunchy, low-sodium chicken tenders baked right in your own oven.

Satisfy your sweet tooth with this easy-to-make recipe for Low-Sodium Baked Chicken Tenders.

1. Info for Low-Sodium Baked Chicken Tenders

  • Cook Time: 45 min
  • Total Time: 45 min
  • Servings: 4
  • Calories: 494 kcal

2. Ingredients for Low-Sodium Baked Chicken Tenders

  • 1 lb. chicken breast tenderloins
  • 1 tsp. salt substitute (for chicken)
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/4 cups panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 tsp. salt substitute (for breading)
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • Canola oil cooking spray

3. Directions:

3.1 Preheat

Preheat the oven to 375°F.

3.2 Prep

Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.

Season the chicken tenders with the salt substitute and pepper.

Place the flour in a medium mixing bowl. In a second bowl, whisk the egg until smooth. In a third bowl, combine the panko, salt substitute, and garlic powder.

Coat a chicken tender thoroughly in flour, then dip it in the beaten egg. Transfer tender to the bowl of panko, and turn it until it is evenly coated. Transfer the tender to the baking sheet. Repeat the breading process with remaining chicken.

Spray the chicken tenders liberally on one side with the cooking spray.

3.3 Oven

Bake the chicken tenders on middle rack of oven until they are beginning to brown, 13-15 minutes.

Flip the tenders and spray once more with cooking spray. Continue baking until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165°F and panko is golden and crispy, 12-15 minutes.

3.4 Check

Check to see that chicken tenders are done. Remove from oven or add time as needed.

3.5 Serve

Allow the chicken tenders to cool slightly, then transfer to a plate and serve immediately.


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