Crispy Cheddar Chicken Tenders Recipe – chicken tenders coated in cheddar, Ranch and Ritz Crackers then baked and topped with a delicious sauce. One of our all-time favorite chicken recipes. Can coat the chicken ahead of time and freeze unbaked for later. Make sauce while tenders bake. Quick and easy weeknight meal!
We had this chicken for dinner last night and it was SOOOO delicious! I was disappointed that I was only able to eat two chicken tenders – I wanted eat all of this. The best thing about this chicken is the sauce. Food snobs need to go ahead and look away now. The sauce is made with cream of chicken soup and it is so tasty. It reminded me of another one of my favorite dishes – Chicken Roll Ups. Make this tonight – I promise you won’t be disappointed!!
Yield: serves 6
Crispy Cheddar Chicken Tenders
prep time: 10 MINScook time: 15 MINStotal time: 25 mins
2 lbs chicken tenders
1/2 sleeve Club crackers (or Ritz)
1-1/2 Cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 tsp Ranch dressing mix
2 Tbsp milk
1 can (10 .75-oz) cream of chicken soup (I used Healthy Request)
2 Tbsp sour cream
1/4 cup milk
1 Tbsp butter
1/4 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp dried parsley
Preheat oven to 400ºF.
In the bowl of a food processor, combine crackers, cheese, Ranch mix and pepper. Pulse until you have fine crumbs. Pour into shallow bowl.
In a shallow bowl, whisk together 2 eggs and 2 Tbsp milk.
Dip chicken tenders into egg mixture and then coat in cracker crumbs. Place chicken on foil lined baking pan. Repeat with remaining chicken tenders.
Bake for 12-15 minutes.
While chicken bakes, whisk together soup, butter, sour cream, milk, pepper and parsley. Bring to a boil and simmer until chicken is done. Spoon sauce over baked chicken.