Make these delicious and crispy Potato Chip Chicken Tenders for a comforting meal at home. Serve potato chip crusted chicken with your favorite dipping sauce.
Potato Chip Chicken Tenders are a family favorite
When I was growing up a family of sisters babysat for my family. It was a nice setup because if one of the sisters wasn’t available my mom would just ask for another sister. The oldest sister, Alex, always made us potato chip chicken tenders for dinner when she babysat.
I have always loved chicken tenders, but I especially love the fried ones that you get at a diner or a snack bar. These potato chip chicken tenders rival the fried ones except they are baked and you can make them at home.
Alex always made potato chip chicken tenders with sour cream and onion chips. I decided to changes things up, but keep the same flavor profile. I mixed spices into the flour for dredging and used plain potato chips.
The only things I love more than chicken tenders are the dipping sauces
Serve potato chip crusted chicken with these homemade sauces!
Potato Chip Chicken Tenders are surprisingly easy to make.
They take just a few simple ingredients and 45 minutes to make. Once they are made, I promise, you won’t be able to stop eating these crispy tenders.
They are incredible when dipped into my healthy copycat Chick-fil-A sauce. They are even better when you pair them with the sauce and some homemade french fries. Lately, I have been making my homemade fries extra crispy in my air fryer.
I also like to throw these crispy potato chip chicken on a bed of lettuce. I make a big salad with some crispy tenders and homemade buffalo ranch dressing. These chicken tenders would also be delicious on a wrap.
What kitchen tools and ingredients will I need to make this potato chip chicken recipe?
Grab a few simple kitchen tools to make these potato chip chicken tenders. The most crucial tool is a baking sheet with a rack.
Then, grab a few simple ingredients to make these delicious and crispy chicken tenders. To start you will need boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into tenders.
Next, you will need flour seasoned with salt, pepper, onion powder, dried parsley, and dried dill.
What type of potato chips is best for this baked chicken tender recipe?
I use wavy potato chips to bread the chicken tenders instead of the plain ones because they are a little thicker. They give the chicken tenders more of a fried texture.
I take the potato chips and smash them into small pieces in a food processor or in a plastic bag. Then the chips are ready to be breading.
How to cut a chicken breast into tenders?
If you can’t buy chicken breast tenders, you can easily cut a full boneless skinless chicken breasts into tenders. Cut each chicken breast into thirds to create 3 smaller tender sized pieces.
How to make Potato Chip Chicken Tenders
Start by preheating the oven to 400F. Then, line a baking sheet with parchment and place a wire rack on the sheet.
Next, cut the chicken breast into tenders. Or use premade chicken tenders.
Then, beat the egg in a small bowl. In a shallow bowl combine flour, salt, pepper, onion powder, parsley, and dill.
Next, smash potato chips into small pieces until they are small enough to be a breading.
Then, bread the chicken tenders. Dip the pieces of chicken first into the flour, then in the egg mixture and finally coating them in the crushed potato chips.
Place each tender on the rack on the baking tray. Then, bake them in the oven at 400F for 22 minutes.
Check for an internal temperature of 165 degrees F with an instant thermometer. Finally, remove from the oven and allow them to cool slightly and enjoy!
Storage and reheating
If you don’t enjoy all of the tenders at once, store them in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 4 days.
Reheat the tenders in an oven or toaster oven until warmed through.
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Keep reading to finding the full recipe. If you make this recipe, let me know in the comments or Instagram.
- 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast or chicken breast tenders
- 4oz wavy potato chips
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp dried parsley
- 1/4 tsp dried dill
- Preheat oven to 400F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place a wire rack on the baking sheet.
- Cut chicken breasts into tender size. Smash wavy potato chips into small pieces until they are small enough to be a breading. Scramble eggs together in a small bowl. In a shallow dish combine flour, salt, pepper, onion powder, parsley and dill
- Bread the chicken tenders by dipping them first into the flour, then in the egg, and finally coat them in the potato chip breading. Place each breaded chicken tender on the rack on the baking tray.
- Bake in the oven at 400F for 22 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow them to cool slightly before enjoying.