These Baked Ranch Chicken Tenders will be your go-to dinner option! They’re delicious and juicy, requiring minimum effort but delivering maximum flavor!
Because warm weather calls for food like this!
Don’t get me wrong, I can enjoy a rice dish any time of the day. After all, I grew up on Fesenjan and Ghormeh Sabzi. Rice is in my blood, baby. I l love rice. But some days, I just want that healthy-ish food that tastes so good – like these baked ranch chicken tenders.
Here are some of my other favorite healthy-ish recipes:
- Baked Cajun Chicken Nuggets
- Baked Garlic Parmesan Chicken Strips
- Baked Falafels with Tahini Yogurt Sauce
- Turmeric Ginger Red Lentil Soup
These baked chicken ranch tenders are super simple and the best part is that they’re baked and not fried. Of course, you can fry them if you’re not as afraid of fried stuff as I am. I just have something weird against frying and deep frying.
I also like to bake these chicken tenders because it’s not messy at all which means less time spent cleaning the kitchen.
To make these baked ranch chicken tenders I coated them in flour and ranch dressing mix. Then, I dipped them in whisked eggs. After that, I coated them with panko breadcrumbs and finally baked them for 20-25 minutes until the crust was golden.
Don’t over bake these babies, nothing is worse than over baked chicken. You don’t want you chicken to be dry and tough. We want the tenders to have a nice crust but also juicy inside.
And, here comes the best part, the dipping sauce! So simple, Just mix all the ingredients and definitely add the vinegar. You may think it’s too much vinegar, but it isn’t. Trust me. I even added more myself.
Here are some changes you could make to this baked ranch chicken tenders recipe:
- Use normal breadcrumbs instead of panko breadcrumbs.
- Use Greek yogurt instead of mayonnaise to make the dipping sauce.
- Pan sear or fry the tenders instead of baking them.
We loved these tenders. I bet you will too!
Baked Ranch Chicken Tenders
- 8 pieces chicken tenders cut into half
- 3/4 cup all purpose flour
- 1 pack ranch seasoning
- 2 eggs whisked
- 2 cups panko bread crumbs
- 1/3 cup sour cream
- 2 tbsp mayonnaise
- 2 tbsp ranch seasoning
- 3 tbsp vinegar more to taste
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
Preheat the oven to 400F.
Mix the all purpose flour and ranch seasoning with a fork.
Coat the chicken with the flour mixture, then dip in whisked eggs and coat with panko bread crumbs.
Place all the coated chicken tenders on a baking sheet and bake in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes.
Whisk all the ingredients in a small bowl.
Serve the chicken tenders with the dipping sauce.