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Crispiest Baked Chicken Tenders

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Crispiest Baked Chicken Tenders

Crispiest Baked Chicken Tenders – This is the ultimate way to make the crispiest chicken tenders at home! No frying necessary and made with just a few ingredients!

Like most households, chicken tenders are a favorite here. Something about extra crispy chicken is always delicious, and my chicken tenders are a bit of a legend because of how crispy I can get them without having to deep fry them!

Yes, you heard me right.  No deep frying necessary and they actually turn out super crispy! My secret? Argo® Corn Starch! Argo® Corn Starch is such a versatile ingredient that I use in everything from sauces and gravy to stir-frys to coatings.  There have been so many Mildly Meandering recipes over the years that use it! Argo® Corn Starch is the main reason why the coating on these chicken tenders is so light and fluffy, yet crispy.  It helps seal the juices into the chicken so that when you bite into a chicken tender, it’s juicy on the inside and crispy on the outside.  It is also gluten free! They have been the leading corn starch brand with over 100 years of quality and trust that has been built over multiple generations.

Now, these chicken tenders are best eaten immediately after they are made so that their crispiness is at its peak, but if you do end up with leftovers, I suggest drizzling a little oil on them and putting them back in the oven for a few minutes to crisp back up.

Another important thing to remember is that these are amazing for dipping in a good sauce! Some of my favorites to go with these chicken tenders includes:

  • Sriracha mayo
  • Honey mustard
  • Barbecue sauce
  • Ranch
  • Buffalo sauce

I can promise, these are going to be the best chicken tenders (and the crispiest!) that you have ever made at home.  Traditionally, you would use 100% all-purpose flour but by using 50% Argo® Corn Starch and 50% all-purpose flour. The coating ends up so much crispier! Make sure to check out Argo’s website for more recipes using their corn starch by clicking HERE.

You can get the crispiest chicken with Argo® Corn Starch!


Yield: 4 servings

Crispiest Baked Chicken Tenders

Crispiest Baked Chicken Tenders

Crispiest Baked Chicken Tenders - This is the ultimate way to make crispy chicken tenders at home! No frying necessary and made with just a few ingredients!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 1 1/2 pounds chicken breasts
  • 1/4 cup Argo® Corn Starch
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 egg


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees and line a sheet pan with aluminum foil or a silicon mat.
  2. Slice chicken breasts into 3/4-1 inch thick pieces. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, combine Argo® Corn Starch, all-purpose flour,
    paprika, garlic powder, and onion powder. In a separate bowl, beat the
    egg. Cover each piece of chicken in egg and then the dry ingredients.  Once each piece is covered,
    transfer to the lined sheet pan.
  4. Place in the oven to cook for about 7-8 minutes before removing it from oven and flipping each piece over. Bake for about 6-8 more minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and the coating is golden brown.
  5. Serve immediately with dipping sauces.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 392Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 191mgSodium: 410mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 56g

This nutritional information can vary depending on the specific products you choose so this is a general guess of the correct nutritional information based on the products I used. Please keep that in mind when making the recipe.

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