Tasty Texas Tenders Recipe

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When time gets away from you and your clan is hungry, prepare this fun fast finger food. The chicken is crispy outside and tender inside. Kids of all ages will love it!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:4-6 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 4-6 servings


  • 1 pound chicken tenders or boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 3 cups crisp rice cereal, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • Sour cream, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (4 ounces) equals 202 calories, 10 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 44 mg cholesterol, 462 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 18 g protein.


  1. If using chicken breasts, cut into 4-in. strips; set aside. In a shallow bowl, combine the cereal, garlic salt and dill. Place oil in another shallow bowl. Dip chicken tenders in oil, then roll in cereal mixture.
  2. Place on a foil-lined baking sheet. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30 minutes or until no longer pink. Serve with sour cream if desired. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Originally published as Tasty Texas Tenders in Country Chicken Cookbook 1995, p36

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Reviewed Feb. 14, 2013

"Yummy... big hit for picky little eaters!!!! We make this often!"

Reviewed May. 8, 2012

"My husband and kids chowed down on these! The moistest white meat I've ever made!"

Reviewed Feb. 18, 2012

"we enjoyed this recipe very much

will be making it again"

Reviewed Feb. 1, 2011

"These aren't crunchy like fried chicken, but are crispy and have a very nice flavor. My husband and I don't care for chicken coatings rolled in mayonnaise or yogurt, which many baked chicken recipes call for, so I was pleased to find this alternative. We really liked it!"

Reviewed Aug. 28, 2010

"This was so easy to make. The whole family loved it."

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