Spicy Oven Baked Chicken Tenders (GF friendly)

Spicy Oven Baked Chicken Tenders

Hi friends,

I don’t know about you but chicken strips always have and always will be a favourite of mine. Sometimes I feel like a kid when I order them a restaurant but they always seem to hit the spot.  I don’t buy frozen foods like this anymore so if I want them, I make them myself! It’s surprisingly so easy when you’ve done it a few times.  My biggest tip when making homemade chicken tenders would be to have your dipping station close and everything organized.

Spicy Oven Baked Chicken Tenders

You don’t want to be running around with raw chicken so it’s super important for safety reasons too that your station is clean and small.

Spicy Oven Baked Chicken Tenders

This is what I had for dinner with the chicken tenders along with a tahini sauce to go on the vegetables. Satisfying is definitely an understatement! Surprisingly, these get SO crispy even though they are baked. You definitely don’t need to deep fry them at all. The buffalo sauce offers a bit of kick but not too much that most people wouldn’t be able to handle it.  If you want to make them spicier, I would add some cayenne powder or siracha to the mix – NEXT LEVEL 😉 .

This recipe is dairy-free & gluten-free + whole 30 friendly.

Gluten free: substitute gluten-free flour & gluten-free breadcrumbs

Whole 30: substitute coconut or almond flour & then hemp seeds (for that crunch factor) instead of bread crumbs.

Spicy Oven Baked Chicken Tenders

I hope you’ll try out these easy Spicy Oven Baked Chicken Tenders! They actually are delicious for meal prep too.  They definitely don’t stay as crispy but if reheated properly in a toaster oven, they taste pretty damn good!

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Spicy Oven Baked Chicken Tenders


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