Diabetic-Friendly Oven-Baked Chicken Tenders Recipe

We know how frustrating it is to eat with dietary restrictions. Fortunately, chicken is a lean type of meat that’s high in protein, so there are many diabetic chicken recipes out there to choose from. That said, these diabetic baked chicken tenders are very safe for people who need to be wary of their blood sugar level. No need to compromise flavor and let go of your favorite dish when you can cook it in a healthy and delicious way.

Baking the Diabetic-Friendly Oven-Baked Chicken Tenders Recipe

Most people think that any diabetic meal would lack taste, but not these baked chicken tenders. It’s seasoned with spices like paprika and Italian seasoning. The parmesan cheese also adds flavor to the crushed cereal coating. Since we’re baking it, it will also have less oil and fat. Try this baked chicken recipe for diabetics and serve it with a side dish of green beans with feta.

Diabetic-Friendly Oven-Baked Chicken Tenders Recipe

How To Make Diabetic-Friendly Oven-Baked Chicken Tenders

This diabetic baked chicken has earthy and herby flavors from Italian seasoning and a hint of spice from the paprika. It’s tender on the inside and made crispy on the outside with a crushed cereal coating.

Prep: 13 mins
Cook: 12 mins
Total: 25 mins


  • 10 oz chicken tenders
  • 2 pcs egg whites, beaten
  • ½ cup whole-wheat cereals, or cereals, or stale whole wheat bread slices, coarsely crushed
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 2 tsp parmesan cheese, grated or powdered
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • salt and ground black pepper, to taste
  • cooking spray

To Serve:

  • 1 cup side salad, of your choice

For Garnish:

  • ¼ tsp parsley, chopped


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and grease a baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. In a mixing bowl, mix together crushed cereals, Italian seasoning, cheese, and paprika.
  3. Season the chicken tenders with salt and pepper. Toss to combine.
  4. Add egg whites and coat in the crumb mixture.
  5. Place the coated chicken strips on a greased wire rack lined with parchment paper and a baking sheet. Spray cooking spray on the chicken and bake for 10 to 12 minutes until golden.
  6. Serve with a side salad of your choice!


  • Sugar: 1g
  • :
  • Calcium: 24mg
  • Calories: 96kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 5g
  • Cholesterol: 37mg
  • Fat: 2g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 1g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g
  • Potassium: 257mg
  • Protein: 13g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Sodium: 117mg
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 156IU
  • Vitamin C: 4mg
Nutrition Disclaimer

Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of meat is best for diabetics?

The best meats for diabetics are those considered lean meat which has close to no grams of fat and the least calories among other meat options. Some examples are poultry like chicken and turkey, fish such as cod and tuna, shellfish like clams, crab, lobster, and shrimp, and game meat such as duck and venison.

How much chicken can a diabetic eat?

Chicken is rich in protein and protein, in general, is not harmful to people with diabetes because it doesn’t contribute to the rise in blood sugar levels. The amount of protein that diabetics and non-diabetics can consume is almost the same. But the recommended daily amount of protein intake is 5½ ounces. This could be half a serving of roasted chicken breast or a piece of baked chicken thigh.

Baked Dishes Recipes


If you’re looking for some healthy chicken breast recipes to serve to your health-conscious loved ones, then this baked chicken breast for diabetics can be one of those. It’s crispy, moist, and well-seasoned with herbs, spices, and Parmesan cheese.
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