How To Make 2 Ingredient Oven Fried Chicken Tenders
Chicken tenders are a kid friendly meal option that are surprisingly very easy to make! Last week I made some stuffed shrimp and has extra Ritz Crackers left over. I loved how easy they were to crush, and the way they baked up into buttery goodness. Why not crush some and add them to chicken tenders? They bake up nice and crunchy and are such a common pantry staple.
That is when it hit me to use them as the “crumbs” for my chicken tenders. Using literally just two ingredients I made the best oven fried chicken tenders in just 40 minutes! My kids LOVED them, and they were just so much cheaper than buying those frozen, pre-packed varieties! I found the buttery cracker crumbs to be perfect when baked! Paired with some ranch dressing, my kids devoured them quicker than I expected!
The best part was, I didn’t even need to dip my chicken in milk, or add any other additional spices. Of course you totally could if you wanted a bolder tender, but this 2 Ingredient Oven Fried Chicken Tenders recipe is perfect for kids, and adults alike. The natural chicken juices allowed the cracker crumbs to easily adhere to each tender. I placed them on a baking sheet sprayed with a little non-stick spray and popped them into the over for 40 minutes.
As you can see, they were perfectly browned and crunchy which was amazing! I have been searching for the perfect oven fried batter and am so excited that I finally found it!
- 1 sleeve of Ritz Crackers
- 1 1/2 pounds of raw chicken tenders
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
Crunch Ritz Crackers by hand until they are in tiny pieces. You want to do this by hand to have texture. A blender would pulverize them to dust.
Dip moist chicken into the cracker crumbs; firmly press them on
Spray a baking sheet
Place chicken on the baking sheet and cook for 40-45 minutes.
Serve warm with your choice of dipping sauces.
Cher Garman says
Hi Amy Thanks for this delicious recipe! I just made it! Well, with a slight variation. I didn’t have chicken tenders so I cut up chicken breasts. I also had bacon-flavored Ritz crackers on hand. They turned out great! Usually on Sundays I do a lot of cooking for the work-week ahead. We have enough chicken tenders for two meals this week with BBQ sauce and a couple of sides. Thanks again!! Yeay!
Great idea. I have done the same thing with Cheese-Its. Works out great.
That is a good idea too!
Would you do anything different if you were making them in a convection oven? I just got a double oven and the large oven is both a regular oven and convection. I’m trying to learn how to use the convection oven more. Thanks for the recipes and any advice.
Amy Desrosiers says
Hi, I would check them 5 minutes earlier, but that would be me! 165 internal temp, and no pink inside! Have fun with your new oven!