Cornbread Crusted Chicken Tenders

Cornbread Crusted Chicken Tenders – a weeknight favorite! Only 5 ingredients and on the table in under 30 minutes. Flour, Jiffy Mix, Ranch dressing mix, egg, chicken tenders. Baked not fried! Can make in advance and refrigerate or freeze for later. The whole family loves this easy chicken dinner!

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Jiffy Mix Coasted Chicken Tenders

Chicken fingers are one of my go-to weeknight meals. They are so easy and cook up quickly! These Cornbread Coasted Chicken Tenders are AMAZING! Chicken coated in sweet cornbread and Ranch dressing mix. SO simple and SO delicious! I baked the chicken tenders because I don’t like fry food at home. Mostly because it is messy and it makes my kitchen smell. Feel free to fry them if you prefer fried. Either way, add these to your menu ASAP!

baking sheet of cooked chicken tenders

How to Make Cornbread Crusted Chicken Tenders

This chicken is super simple to make. Place some flour in a shallow pan or plate. Whisk egg and place in another shallow pan or plate. Combine Ranch dressing mix and cornbread mix in a third shallow pan or plate. Coat chicken in flour. Shake off excess. Dip in egg. Coat in cornbread mixture. Place on baking sheet. Repeat with remaining chicken tenders. Lightly spray chicken with cooking spray and bake.

  • Here is our recipe for Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix: https://www.plainchicken.com/homemade-ranch-dressing-mix/
  • You can use any cut of chicken that you enjoy – tenders, breasts, thighs, or drumsticks.
    • Adjust the cooking time to ensure an internal temperature of 165ºF.
  • Can Cornbread Crusted Chicken Fingers be made in advance? Yes! You can coat the chicken and refrigerate it overnight before baking.
  • Can Cornbread Crusted Chicken Tenders be frozen? Yes! You can freeze the coated chicken unbaked or baked.
    • To bake the chicken from frozen, simply add a few minutes to the cooking time.
  • Can I cook the chicken tenders in the air fryer? Yes! Here are instructions on how to cook chicken fingers in the air fryer: https://www.plainchicken.com/air-fryer-pecan-chicken-tenders/
plate of chicken tenders with pasta and green beans

What to Serve with Baked Chicken Fingers

This chicken is a family favorite. We usually serve the chicken with some Creamy Noodles and green beans. The tenders are also great on top of a salad or chopped up in a sandwich wrap. Looking for a dipping sauce? Don’t miss our Chicken Finger Sauce or Jalapeño Ranch Dip!

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plate of chicken tenders with pasta and green beans

Cornbread Crusted Chicken Tenders

Yield: 6 people
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Cornbread Crusted Chicken Tenders – a weeknight favorite! Only 5 ingredients and on the table in under 30 minutes. Flour, Jiffy Mix, Ranch dressing mix, egg, chicken tenders. Baked not fried! Can make in advance and refrigerate or freeze for later. The whole family loves this easy chicken dinner!

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 400ºF.
  • Place flour in a shallow pan or plate. Whisk egg and place in another shallow pan or plate.
  • Combine Ranch dressing mix and cornbread mix. Place on shallow pan or plate.
  • Coat chicken in flour. Shake off excess. Dip in egg. Coat in cornbread mixture. Place on baking sheet. Repeat with remaining chicken tenders.
  • Lightly spray chicken with cooking spray. Bake 15 minutes, until juices run clear.

Notes:

  • Here is our recipe for Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix: https://www.plainchicken.com/homemade-ranch-dressing-mix/
  • You can use any cut of chicken that you enjoy – tenders, breasts, thighs, or drumsticks.
    • Adjust the cooking time to ensure an internal temperature of 165ºF.
  • Can Cornbread Crusted Chicken Fingers be made in advance? Yes! You can coat the chicken and refrigerate it overnight before baking.
  • Can Cornbread Crusted Chicken Tenders be frozen? Yes! You can freeze the coated chicken unbaked or baked.
    • To bake the chicken from frozen, simply add a few minutes to the cooking time.
  • Can I cook the chicken tenders in the air fryer? Yes! Here are instructions on how to cook chicken fingers in the air fryer: https://www.plainchicken.com/air-fryer-pecan-chicken-tenders/

Steph

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Comments

  1. You really only need half of the box of cornbread. Lots of it went to waste, and the ranch taste is completely swallowed up by too much cornbread. Still, it's worth making and a nice change of pace.

  2. Thanks! A new twist on what has become a household fave! Lordy the poor Chicken has been cooked a bazillion different ways, and Now Cornbread Crusted! Preesh!

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