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
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

4 ounce-weight: 202 calories, 10g fat (1g saturated fat), 44mg cholesterol, 462mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 18g 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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momof4NY User ID: 6238977 45386
Reviewed Feb. 14, 2013

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

mcmackme User ID: 1386646 43468
Reviewed May. 8, 2012

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

mrenda User ID: 5393618 46659
Reviewed Feb. 18, 2012

"we enjoyed this recipe very much

will be making it again"

Mrs. Cowan User ID: 5400585 18081
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!"

char04 User ID: 2958136 13797
Reviewed Aug. 28, 2010

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

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