Baked Buffalo Chicken Tenders

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These juicy Buffalo chicken tenders are a spicy baked dish that people of any age can enjoy! With homemade ranch dressing, these super easy baked chicken dippers make a great main dish…

for a weeknight dinner or tailgating party for finger foods with a healthy slant.

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  • 2/3 cup all purpose flour (or panko breadcrumbs, if you prefer a crunchy coating)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts (divided into 10 tenders)
  • 1/2 cup butter (melted)
  • 1/2 cup hot sauce
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    1. Line baking dish or cookie sheet with aluminum foil, and spray it lightly with cooking spray. Coat chicken tenders thoroughly in a mixture of the flour (or panko breadcrumbs), cayenne, paprika, garlic powder, and salt. Shake off excess flour or panko breadcrumbs.
    2. Place chicken strips onto the prepared baking sheet. Refrigerate for at least one hour.
    3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit (200 degrees Celsius).
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium22% DV520mg
    Fat15% DV10g
    Protein18% DV9g
    Carbs2% DV7g
    Fiber0% DV0g
    Calories160Calories from Fat90
    Total Fat10g15%
    Saturated Fat6g30%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat90
    Total Carbohydrate7g2%
    Dietary Fiber0g0%
    Vitamin A8%
    Vitamin C15%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Marjorie Goodwin 6 days ago
    The flavoring was fantastic, but I made a couple of changes. I pan fried it instead of baking it to shorten the cooking time and just used chicken tenders. It was delicious!
    Gribbin 7 days ago
    I absolutely recommend using parchment paper instead of foil. Even after spraying the foil, the flour batter stuck to the foil and a lot of it was ripped off when I flipped them. A cooking rack would also be better. The 40 minutes of cooking time was too long. Mine came out very dry. I can see how they would be very tasty though if I changed some methods. I am def going to try again soon.
    Frank 11 days ago
    Tried making this for the first time. The chicken tenders came out amazing. The chicken was very juicy and flavorful and was not too saturated with the hot sauce. However I followed the recipe to an extent. I followed the recipe but did not follow the measurements which I believe worked out for the better and gave the chicken more flavor and a little more spice. The only issue was that the Panko did not stick well to the chicken I may try breading the chicken after soaking it in the butter and hot sauce next time. Overall was a great experience.
    Catheryn Crouch 18 days ago
    followed the directions exactly. chicken came apart on the pan wheb i flipped them half way through and the hot sauce/butter combo slid right off. recommend the hot sauce/butter combo be done first then the flour mixture. flavor wasnt terrible. overall good.
    Anita Mercado a month ago
    It was so good and satisfying 😋 my husband loved it with a side of mashed potatoes
    Victoria Commons a month ago
    delicious! tastes like a giant buffalo wing lol
    Matthew a month ago
    These were delicious! I used thin-cut chicken breasts and only needed to bake them for 25 min. I used the panko breading which turned out good. Served with a wedge salad. Will definitely make again!
    Desiree T. a month ago
    delicious, we used sriracha. super easy and tasty.
    Jeannie leshinsky 2 months ago
    Cooked on parchment paper. Only put butter sauce on one side and they were crispy and not too spicy. I have a dairy allergy so I can no longer dip in ranch or blue cheese but these didn't need a dip ! Rice A Roni and corn. My sailor ate everything on his plate
    Christopher 2 months ago
    It was Great! Like previous post, next time don’t use foil only use pan and spray some oil on it. Other than that, it was great! Not soggy and mine was crispy
    Gabby M 2 months ago
    Turned out great, chicken wasn't cripsy but also not soggy.
    Kcee Davis 2 months ago
    It turned out great!
    First time making crispy chicken tenders from scratch. It was so good!
    Jasmine Gray 3 months ago
    it good but i could of used more seasoning cuz its chicken breasts but very good
    Briana Hill 3 months ago
    Good I would make it again
    Logan 3 months ago
    Breading didn't come out crispy even though I used panko. The overall taste was average.
    Chloe' Fulcher 4 months ago
    My husband loved this recipe. The sauce thickened up on me, so next time I’ll prepare sauce in a microwave safe bowl to keep it thinner. Otherwise, tasty and easy to make!
    Quintana 4 months ago
    my family lived this. i made with french fries and white rice.
    ramona 5 months ago
    good enjoyed them very much n will make again
    Traci Walsh 5 months ago
    Making this for the 2nd time tonigh. It's yummy!! My husband and son both love it!
    Lezdley 5 months ago
    Pretty good would def make again
    Kyle W. 5 months ago
    it was good but I found the chicken stuck to the tinfoil even with the cooking spray and it was difficult to get off. i even scraped a few pieces that I couldn't get the tinfoil off of. next time I'll probably just use the pan. I'm also relatively new to cooking so the easier the better for me right now
    Kayla Samuelson 5 months ago
    I wish they came out less soggy.
    Cynthia Mctair 5 months ago
    My Adult Son loved the baked Buffalo Chicken Tenders! He is so finicky but this baked Buffalo chicken tenders was just right! This is a Winner!
    Barbara 6 months ago
    Simply wonderful and easy
    P 6 months ago
    pretty yummy . I would make this again for sure. Next time I would preseason my meat before I dipped in the bread crumbs
    Connors 6 months ago
    Delicious though I cooked mine at 400 degrees for 20 minutes - 45 minutes ruined the chicken when I first tried this
    Damon D. 6 months ago
    Quick and tasty. I've made it twice this week!
    Okowita 6 months ago
    love the reciepe. 1 thing i would do is reduce the butter from 1/2 cup to 1/3 cup. found it messy to deL with. but the flavour was wonderful would make it again
    April Lov 6 months ago
    Instead of chicken I used pork chops and honestly think it was better than if I used chicken! Definitely adding this to my list of things to cook!