Chicken Tenders with Greek Yogurt Ranch

These healthy baked chicken tenders can be enjoyed by both kids and grown-ups!

Chicken Tenders with Greek Yogurt Ranch - These healthy baked chicken tenders can be enjoyed by both kids and grown-ups!

After a weekend filled with fried egg rolls with bacon and avocado and all-you-can-eat sushi along with these heavenly pizookies, it was time to make a more hearty and skinny-jean-bikini-friendly-dish. That’s where these chicken tenders come in.

Chicken Tenders with Greek Yogurt Ranch - These healthy baked chicken tenders can be enjoyed by both kids and grown-ups!

At first glance, you could never guess that these babies are actually crusted with day-old whole wheat bread crumbs, baked (not fried) to crisp-perfection. They come together in a cinch, making it a perfect weeknight meal.  Best of all, they’re kid-friendly and grown-up friendly too without tasting “healthy” at all! Plus, you could even indulge a bit more in a ranch sauce lightened up with Greek yogurt. Now who said healthy food doesn’t have to taste good?

Chicken Tenders with Greek Yogurt Ranch

Prep Time 10 minutes

Cook Time 20 minutes

Total Time 30 minutes

Yield 4 servings

Chicken Tenders with Greek Yogurt Ranch

These healthy baked chicken tenders can be enjoyed by both kids and grown-ups!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into 1-inch strips
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 cups whole wheat bread crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • For the Greek Yogurt Ranch
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, whisk together Greek yogurt, mayonnaise, garlic and onion powder, salt and pepper, to taste; set aside in the refrigerator.
  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Place a cooling rack inside a baking sheet and coat rack with cooking spray; set aside.
  • Season chicken strips with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • In a large bowl, combine bread crumbs, garlic and onion powder; set aside.
  • Working one at a time, dredge chicken strips in the flour, dip into the eggs, then dredge in the bread crumbs mixture, pressing to coat.
  • Place breaded chicken strips on top of prepared rack and lightly coat with cooking spray. Place into oven and bake for 8 minutes. Flip each strip over and lightly coat with cooking spray. Continue baking for 8-10 minutes, or until crisp and golden brown.
  • Serve immediately with Greek yogurt ranch, if desired.
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