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Cheddar Bacon Chicken Tenders

Cheddar Bacon Chicken Tenders are easy to make, full of incredible flavor, and perfect for the whole family!
Course Main Dish
Author Stacey


  • 1 egg
  • garlic salt to taste
  • onion salt to taste
  • pepper
  • 1/2 cup plain panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup finely shredded cheddar jack cheese
  • 3 oz cooked real bacon crumbles
  • 1 package 14 oz uncooked chicken tenders (not breaded)
  • optional-sour cream ranch dip


  • Heat oven to 400°F
  • Spray roasting grill pan with cooking spray
  • Season each chicken tender with garlic salt, onion salt, and pepper
  • In shallow bowl, beat egg
  • In large bowl, place bread crumbs, cheese, bacon, and additional garlic salt, onion salt, and pepper
  • Dip chicken into egg
  • Press each chicken tender in the bread crumb mixture and coat the entire tender
  • Place chicken tenders on sprayed roasting grill pan
  • Spray the tops of the chicken tenders with cooking spray
  • Bake 15 to 20 minutes, until chicken is no longer pink in center and bread crumbs are golden brown
  • Optional-serve with sour cream ranch dip