Cool Ranch Chicken Tenders

Cool Ranch Chicken Tenders recipe - chicken tenders coated in taco seasoning and ranch - baked not fried! Ready in 15 minutes!! Can coat tenders and freeze uncooked for later.

I get a lot of questions about what type/brand of chicken I buy. My favorite brand is Tyson ® Fresh Chicken. I love it because it is all natural* without added hormones or steroids**. It is delivered within days of leaving the farm, so I know it is fresh. It’s the next best thing to being on the farm! Which is good, because I’m not a farm kind of girl.

Tyson Fresh Chicken has a great site for easy meal planning – The site has convenient recipe ideas that save time and effort. My kind of recipes! I am always striving to make quick and easy meals. I don’t want to spend all night in the kitchen. I want to have plenty of time to spend with Chicken Legs and the cats.

Put these chicken tenders on your menu ASAP! They are crazy good. We both took one bite and said “YUM!” The chicken is coated in a mixture of taco and ranch seasoning. It is so good. They tasted similar to Cool Ranch Doritos, but healthier. These chicken tenders are on the table in under 30 minutes. I had the chicken coated in the time the oven preheated and popped them in the oven for about 15 minutes. These were so good that I wished I had doubled the recipe so I had leftovers for lunch. I am already planning on making these again very soon!
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Cool Ranch Chicken Tenders recipe - chicken tenders coated in taco seasoning and ranch - baked not fried! Ready in 15 minutes!! Can coat tenders and freeze uncooked for later.

Cool Ranch Chicken Tenders
serves 4

  • 1 ½ lb boneless Skinless Chicken Breast Tenders
  • 1 (1-oz) package Ranch dressing mix
  • 1 (1-oz) package taco seasoning
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tbsp milk
  • ⅓ cup flour
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs

Preheat oven to 425.

Combine Ranch dressing mix and taco seasoning.

In a shallow dish, combine flour and 1 tablespoon of taco/Ranch mixture.

In a second shallow dish, whisk egg, milk and 1 tablespoon of taco/Ranch mixture.

In a third shallow dish, combine panko bread crumbs and remaining taco/Ranch mixture.

Coat chicken tenders in flour mixture, dip in egg mixture, coat in panko bread crumb mixture. Place coated tenders on baking sheet.

Bake for 15 minutes.

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  25. A favorite quick recipe is to marinade chicken in Italian dressing from a local restaurant and then grill.

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