11 Things to Do With Frozen Chicken Tenders
Don't have time for breading, dredging and frying? Then start dinner with a handful of oh-so-humble frozen chicken tenders.
Chicken Parmesan Sliders
We didn’t think we could love the cheesy, crunchy goodness that is chicken Parmesan more—until we sandwiched it between 2 halves of a fluffy burger bun. These cute sliders are even brushed with garlic butter before they go into the oven for an extra tasty touch.
Love Bakes Good Cakes
Crispy Chicken Snack Wraps
Chances are good that even the pickiest eater can be won over with this scrumptious snack. Because while the original recipe calls for BBQ sauce, multi-grain tortillas and sliced cheddar cheese, you can customize it with your (or your kids’) favorite ingredients. School lunches, solved.
Life in the Lofthouse
Sticky Chicken Fingers Salad
For the perfect balance of fresh and frozen, toss your chicken tenders with romaine lettuce and shredded carrots. Top this savory salad with grated cheese, dried cranberries and the dressing of your choice. Here are a bunch of homemade options if you want to skip the bottled stuff.
A Night Owl
Buffalo Chicken Kabobs
These kickin’ kabobs are everything you love about a pile of sauce-slathered wings—without all the mess. Stick sliced carrots and raw celery between pieces of buffalo chicken tenders and serve them with a side of blue cheese for a tailgate-worthy treat.
Bobbi's Kozi Kitchen
Honey Mustard Chicken Tacos
If these aren’t Taco Tuesday #goals, we don’t know what is. Swap the usual ground beef for crispy frozen chicken tenders and trade the same ol’ salsa for homemade honey mustard. Bonus: Using broccoli slaw as the base of these tacos is an easy way to sneak more veggies into your dinner. Win-win!
Eat Cake For Dinner
Crispy Chicken and Roasted Garlic Flatbread Pizza
Sprinkle some crunchy strips onto flatbread for this protein-packed pizza. Let the kids choose their own toppings, then pop it in the oven for a quick dinner that’s just as good as (but a tad bit healthier than) your go-to takeout pie.
Buffalo Chicken Bird Dogs
What looks like a hot dog but tastes like, well, chicken? These faux franks, which feature chicken tenders nestled inside hot dog buns and drizzled with buffalo sauce and creamy ranch dressing. They’re just what you want to chow down on when you’re watching football, along with these other gameday grub ideas.
Pro Tip: Make a big batch on a Sunday afternoon for a week of healthy, delicious lunches. Just be sure to keep the dressing separate so you don’t end up with a soggy salad.
Crack Chicken Roll-ups
The name says it all! These cheesy crescents are as addicting as they are easy to make. And with ingredients like ranch dressing, bacon and cheddar cheese, the little ones in your household are sure to be reaching for seconds. Want more creative ways to use a tube of crescent roll dough? Add these recipes to your must-make list.
Spend with Pennies
Channel your inner Giada de Laurentiis and whip up a gourmet chicken Parmesan dinner. The only difference between hers and yours? Yours will take half the effort, thanks to the fact that this easy weeknight recipe uses frozen chicken tenders and jarred pasta sauce. You’ll be saying buon appetito in less than 30 minutes.