Crispy Cheddar Chicken Tenders

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!

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!

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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 to 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!!

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!

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Crispy Cheddar Chicken Tenders

Yield: 6 people
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 25 mins
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!

Ingredients:

Chicken Tenders

  • 2 lbs chicken tenders
  • ½ sleeve Ritz or Club crackers
  • cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 tsp Ranch dressing mix
  • dash pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Tbsp milk

Sauce

  • 1 (10.75-oz) can cream of chicken soup (I used Healthy Request)
  • 2 Tbsp sour cream
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • ½ tsp dried parsley

Instructions:

  • 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.

Steph

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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!
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!

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  1. Beautiful dish! I don't care if it does use canned soup. Then again, I wrapped bacon around tater tots 😉 I'm not exactly a food snob, lol.

  2. What is the unit of measurement on the cheddar cheese? The recipe currently states 1 1/2. I'm going to guess that it's TBSP and make this for dinner tonight.

  3. 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar I'm assuming? Can't imagine it'd be anything else.

    I think my daughter would LOVE this.

  4. Wish I had seen this recipe last night. I ended up make cornflake fried chicken with my tenders. But this looks SO much better 🙂

  5. This looks completely yummy! Anything with a cracker crust has me drooling. Love how simple this is too using everyday pantry items.

  6. Before reading a word, I was hooked on the coating – it looks perfect. Both it and the sauce will be tried here soon.

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