Baked Buffalo Chicken Tenders

Elgin Calley: "Awesome recipe!👍👍 Will be making again! Fairly…" Read More


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

    Sodium23% DV550mg
    Fat17% DV11g
    Protein27% DV14g
    Carbs2% DV7g
    Fiber0% DV0g
    Calories180Calories from Fat100
    Total Fat11g17%
    Saturated Fat6g30%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat100
    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.


    Elgin Calley 7 days ago
    Awesome recipe!👍👍 Will be making again! Fairly easy to throw together. 10/10
    Sam Rosiek 8 days ago
    Pretty tasty but modified based on other reviews. Dipped in hot sauce/butter mixture first and then bread crumbs, used panko not flour as suggested. Double battered as well. Cooked for about 25 min and then quick broil. Used parchment paper not foil as well. Family enjoyed it. Served with brown rice and broccoli with a light cheese sauce
    Aliyah 10 days ago
    I double battered it then fried in a lil oil to get the sides crispy before baking it to cook it all the way through this came out good and crispy the pieces I didn’t cook on the stove long enough first kind of peeled on the foil when baking
    Jones 11 days ago
    Had to tweak a few things for personal preferance. A great simple recipe though!
    Ashley R. 17 days ago
    the dish came put nice and tender
    Mercedez D. 24 days ago
    It turned out great. The only thing I added was black pepper. I will definitely make this again.
    deshaun steen a month ago
    They didn’t turn out too bad actually. Though they were somewhat bland for my taste ( I followed the recipe precisely, and even added some Tony Chachere’s) there was another trick that I used. Double batter them! When you get them out the fridge, go once in the hot sauce mix, once in the remaining batter. Do this a total of two times if you’re using flour. Other than that.. I might make again just to try them with the breadcrumbs
    Courtney Bednarz a month ago
    the only thing i did differently with this recipe was coat the chicken with the sauce first and then the dry ingredients (made with breadcrumbs). It made the chicken crispier but still tried to come off when flipping them. This is a bland recipe. The chicken came out dry and there was barely any flavor. Won't be making again.
    Csillag 2 months ago
    amazing! made it with panko which was a bit more difficult to have it stick to the chicken, but it turned out great nevertheless!
    Keldric H. 2 months ago
    yesl itwas verygoodeverloveit
    Jill Williams 3 months ago
    Tasty! Will make again
    Kalyslife 3 months ago
    excellent, my husband loved it
    Sean Hansen 3 months ago
    excellent! very delicious, simple to make, everyone loved them, adults and kids. will be a staple for kids meal!
    Thomas 3 months ago
    Absolutely delicious!!!!
    Ruth Little 3 months ago
    Delish it was delectable
    Cari 3 months ago
    Absolutely delicious!!
    Marjorie Goodwin 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 4 months 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 4 months ago
    It was so good and satisfying 😋 my husband loved it with a side of mashed potatoes
    Victoria Commons 4 months ago
    delicious! tastes like a giant buffalo wing lol
    Matthew 4 months 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. 5 months ago
    delicious, we used sriracha. super easy and tasty.
    Jeannie leshinsky 5 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 5 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 5 months ago
    Turned out great, chicken wasn't cripsy but also not soggy.
    Kcee Davis 5 months ago
    It turned out great!
    First time making crispy chicken tenders from scratch. It was so good!
    Jasmine Gray 6 months ago
    it good but i could of used more seasoning cuz its chicken breasts but very good