Jennifer’s Home made chicken tenders

I mentioned the other day that I make pasta a lot. This is another recipe that gets requested fairly often. My famous home made chicken tenders. Usually it is requested on nights that my sons will have their friends over for a sleep over and they are staying for dinner.

This was the case last night when my youngest son had his friend over, and as they were passing through the kitchen while I was making dinner, my son told his friend, “My Mom is making the best dinner ever!”

Of course I never get tired of hearing that! And considering his friend went back 3 times, he liked them too.

I’ve posted the recipe before, but here is a re-cap of the recipe.

I start with boneless, skinless chicken breast, trimmed of all fat. Cut it into strips. Then I take a plastic bowl, fill it with about a cup and a half of skim milk and place all the cut up chicken in that (it will help make the breading stick).

In a large ziploc bag, Put about 1 cup of flour, some bread crumbs, salt and pepper, and I put some Lawry’s season salt in the bag too.

About 4-5 chicken strips at a time, place them into the bag with the flour/bread crumb mixture and shake until well coated. Set aside on a plate. Continue this process until all the chicken is coated.

Now, I don’t fry any other food really besides my chicken tenders. I use my largest skillet and pour a few inches high of oil. Turn the burner on med-high until it gets hot. I will test the oil by dropping a drop of water into it. If it starts to sizzle, the oil is ready.

Here is the important part! If the oil is hot enough, you should only have to cook the tenders 3 minutes on each side. (If they are thicker, then maybe a minute longer). I have found that this exact time will produce a crunchy outside, but tender inside. There is nothing worse than having tough chicken tenders!

Jenn’s homemade chicken tender dinner!

Close up of Jenn’s chicken tenders

Once you make this, your family will go crazy for them. I think its kind of nice that my kids are so proud of my tenders to want to show them off to their friends!! Hope everyone had a great weekend!

Here are a few random pictures I took this weekend:


This is my neighbors flower. They kind of hang over into my yard, so I pretend they are mine!

Urban flowers!

I noticed this on the way to the park last night. My neighbor across the alley from me has a big crack next to her garage, so she planted some flowers there. I thought that was a great idea!


  1. doggybloggy says:

    I say no to tough tenders…these look so crunchy and delicious!

  2. Risa says:

    I end up baking my chicken tenders when ever I make them, but I can tell your that yours sound much better than mine!

  3. Sophia says:

    famous, eh? I’ve got to try them for myself! they look perfectly crunchy!

  4. K says:

    I used to be a tender eating machine before I went veggie! What a sweet comment from your son!

  5. I usually bake my chic tenders too, but these look so crispy I may have to switch it up!

  6. Marta says:

    chicken tenders are such a great, quick, family-friendly meal to master. Thanks for treating us to your perfected, famous version 😉
    it’s all about the hot oil to keep thatcrust crunchy, you’re right!

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  8. foodcreate says:

    Wow! Perfect recipe for my daughter softball team! The team will love these 🙂

    Thanks for sharing your recipe:)

    And if you can visit me I can visit you 🙂


  9. Juliana says:

    These chicken tenders look great…crispy…yummie!

  10. Sharon says:

    Oh wow, that chicken looks scrumptious!

  11. Sarah says:

    Those sound SO GREAT!!! I looove chicken tenders haha, I’ll order them even if they’re on the kids menu…

    that picture of the flower is beautiful!

  12. Natalie says:

    Those look perfect! I love chicken tenders 🙂

  13. katecooks says:

    aw those look great! i definitely had favorites that my mom used to make, i still request them every time i go home 🙂

  14. I love the small things. It says a lot about your friend who takes time to beautify space around her. I need to get drawing again.

    Oh, and the chicken. Looks delicious, and now i know how to do it. Thanks.

  15. Jeff says:

    Genius by your neighbor to make good use of a crack. My driveway is horrible but I am to lazy to fix it and not big enough to do something like this.

    I do something similar but I enjoy throwing in some chipotle powder and other hot spices into the mix to make me sweat. Not kid friendly and if I ever have kids probably will have to tone down a lot of my recipes.

  16. Leanne says:

    I made these, and they did not turn out right. The bread crumbs did not stick and so there wasnt much on them when they were done. How much bread crumbs do you add to the 1 cup flour? They didnt have much flavor either.

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