Tortilla Encrusted Chicken Tenders Recipe

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Katherine Bowman Modified: March 25, 2022
Tortilla Encrusted Chicken Tenders Recipe

How To Make Tortilla Encrusted Chicken Tenders

These delicious chicken tenders are baked to golden perfection, made amazingly crispy with seasoned tortilla chips, then served with salsa.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Total: 25 minutes



  • lbchicken breast tenders,(8 tenders) boneless, skinless
  • 1tspkosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper,to taste
  • 2tbspall-purpose flour,or gluten-free all-purpose flour
  • 1large egg,lightly beaten
  • oztortilla chips,crushed
  • 1tspgarlic powder
  • 1tspcumin
  • olive oil spray
  • ½lime,cut into 4 wedges
  • fresh cilantro,chopped, for garnish
  • ½cupjarred salsa,for dipping


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

  2. Season the chicken tenders with ¾ teaspoon of salt and pepper.

  3. Place the flour on a shallow plate and the egg in a medium bowl. Place the tortilla chips, remaining ¼ teaspoon salt, garlic powder, cumin, and pepper on another shallow plate.

  4. Dredge each tender lightly in flour, then egg (shaking off excess), then in the chip mixture.

  5. Lightly spray the sheet pan with olive oil, place the tenders on the pan, and spray the top with olive oil.

  6. Bake for about 8 to 10 minutes on each side or until cooked through.

  7. To serve, place 2 tenders on each plate, and sprinkle with cilantro.

  8. Serve with 1 lime wedge and salsa for dipping.


  • Calories: 1409.91kcal
  • Fat: 82.98g
  • Saturated Fat: 16.54g
  • Trans Fat: 0.02g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 35.38g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 18.23g
  • Carbohydrates: 92.97g
  • Fiber: 7.77g
  • Sugar: 3.55g
  • Protein: 71.50g
  • Cholesterol: 232.47mg
  • Sodium: 2373.98mg
  • Calcium: 148.47mg
  • Potassium: 1212.97mg
  • Iron: 6.61mg
  • Vitamin A: 49.02µg
  • Vitamin C: 8.20mg
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