Baked Pecan Chicken Tenders


Serves: 4
Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 20 min


  • 1.5-2 lbs chicken breast tenders or chicken strips
  • 2 cups raw pecan halves or pieces
  • 1 cup panko (or gluten free bread crumbs)
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ΒΌ tsp salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour (or gluten free flour blend)
  • 3 eggs
  • Your favorite chicken strip dipping sauces


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  • In a food processor, pulls pecans until fine as breadcrumbs. Mix pecans along with panko, garlic powder, cayenne and salt in a shallow bowl.
  • In another shallow bowl, whisk eggs until smooth. And finally, in a third shallow bowl add flour.
  • Lightly season chicken tenders with salt and pepper. Working with one chicken tender at a time, dip in eggs, flour, eggs and then pecan mixture. (be sure to press the pecan mixture onto the chicken to be sure it is completely coated.) Set chicken on a baking sheet lined with a cooling rack or parchment paper. Repeat with remaining chicken.
  • Place chicken on center rack and bake for 20 minutes, until golden brown and cooked through.
  • Serve pecan chicken tenders warm with your favorite dipping sauces. Enjoy!