Crispy chicken tenders baked in the oven. This recipe for crispy chicken tenders is perfect as there is no mess and no fuss. Suddenly breaded chicken doesn't seen so difficult on a busy week night!!!!! Sprinkles and Sprouts
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Oven Baked Crispy Black Pepper Chicken Tenders

Crispy chicken tenders baked in the oven. This recipe for crispy chicken tenders is perfect as there is no mess and no fuss. Suddenly breaded chicken doesn't seen so difficult on a busy week night!!!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Servings: 4 -6
Author: Claire | Sprinkles and Sprouts
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Ingredients

  • 700 g /1.5lb chicken tenders (or boneless and skinless chicken breasts)
  • 2 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda (also know as baking soda - see notes)
  • 70 g /2.5oz corn flakes
  • 60 g /2oz panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 1/2 tbsp plain flour
  • 1 tsp sweet paprika
  • 2 tsp fresh black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Olive oil/spray oil for cooking
  • sea salt to serve

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 250ºC/480ºF and place two baking trays in the oven to heat up.
  • If using chicken breasts cut them into thin strips and then place the chicken into a large bowl.
  • Sprinkle over the bicarbonate of soda and use your hands to turn the chicken so it is all coated. Leave it to tenderise for 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile place the corn flakes into a large ziplock bag and use a rolling pin to crush them to a fine crumb. Add the panko, flour, paprika, pepper and salt to the corn flake bag and shake well to combine.
  • Place the bowl of chicken into the sink and wash off the bi-carb. I tend to fill the bowl with water, agitate the chicken with my hands, pour away the water and repeat several times. Ensure the bi-carb is completely washed away as it will make the chicken taste terrible if it isn't.
  • Drain the chicken well and then add it into the bag of crumbs. They should stick nicely to the damp chicken.
  • Remove the baking trays from the oven and carefully line them with cooking paper, lay the chicken pieces on the tray.
  • Spray with a mist of olive oil and bake for 5 minutes, remove from the oven and turn each piece of chicken, give it another mist with oil and cook for a further 5 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.
  • Sprinkle with a little sea salt before serving.

Notes

This recipe calls for bicarbonate of soda which is also known as baking soda. This is not the same as baking powder.
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