Everything Bagel Baked Chicken Tenders

Everything Bagel Baked Chicken Tenders – EASY, ready in 15 minutes, and perfectly CRISPY on the outside!! Tastes like an everything bagel met chicken on the way to the oven and so GOOD! Don’t bother frying chicken when you can bake it!!

Why bother frying chicken when you can get so much flavor from baked chicken and it’s obviously healthier.

Easy, ready in 15 minutes, and perfect for busy weeknights.

What Do The Chicken Tenders Taste Like

They taste like an everything bagel met chicken breasts on the way to the oven. There is so much flavor in every bite. If you like everything bagels, you will love these.

These oven-baked chicken tenders are plenty crispy on the outside and are tender and juicy on the inside.

I used Trader Joe’s Everything But The Bagel Sesame Seasoning but you can make a quick and easy version of this seasoning.

How To Make Homemade Everything Bagel Seasoning

Simply combine 2 teaspoons each: dried chopped onion, dried minced garlic, poppy seed, and sesame seed with 1 teaspoon kosher salt.

Leftover seasoning mix can be stored in a small jar, airtight container, or resealable food-storage plastic bag.

Use it on so many things like roasted vegetables, in eggs or omelets, stir fries, in pasta salads, on cheesy sliders rolls, or sprinkle it on deli meat before making a sandwich.

How Does The Chicken Get Crispy Without Frying

The chicken gets its crispiness from one key ingredient: panko breadcrumbs.

Note that panko breadcrumbs are Japanese-style breadcrumbs and are not the same as regular breadcrumbs so don’t substitute those. These are bigger, crunchier crumbs and yield chicken tenders that have a lovely crispiness on the outside that you wouldn’t get from regular breadcrumbs.

How To Make The Everything Bagel Chicken Tenders

Simply beat an egg, dip the chicken into it, add the chicken to a large ziptop plastic bag along with panko breadcrumbs and the everything bagel seasoning. Seal up the bag and shake. This is the modern DIY version of shake-and-bake chicken.

Bake for 15 minutes and dinner is ready. These are also great for game day parties or any time you need a casual appetizer or snack that everything will love.

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Everything Bagel Baked Chicken Tenders

Everything Bagel Baked Chicken Tenders – EASY, ready in 15 minutes, and perfectly CRISPY on the outside!! Tastes like an everything bagel met chicken on the way to the oven and so GOOD! Don’t bother frying chicken when you can bake it!!

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Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400F and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil for easier cleanup; set aside.
  2. To a large ziptop storage bag add the panko, everything bagel seasoning, and stir to combine; set bag aside.
  3. To a medium bowl, add the egg, lightly beat it with a fork, add the chicken, and toss and flip chicken with the fork so all pieces are coated evenly.
  4. Remove chicken from the bowl using the fork (discard excess egg), drop it into the plastic bag, seal bag, and toss and shake bag to evenly coat the chicken.
  5. Place chicken pieces on the prepared baking sheet, evenly spaced. If there is excess panko in the bag, use your fingers to push it onto the chicken in sparsely coated areas.
  6. Bake for about 15 minutes, flip midway through to ensure even cooking. Serve immediately with your favorite dip or dressig if desired. Chicken will keep airtight in the fridge for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to 4 months, noting that reheated chicken will not retain it’s crispiness.
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