Crispy BBQ Chip Tenders

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


6 servings (1 cup sauce)

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
These crunchy chicken tenders are a little sweet, a little tangy and a whole lot of fun. In half an hour, your family's new favorite dish is ready to eat. When I have extra time, I roast garlic and add it to the sauce. —Andreann Geise, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Crispy BBQ Chip Tenders Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh chives
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 3/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2-1/2 cups coarsely crushed barbecue potato chips
  • 1-1/2 pounds chicken tenderloins
  • Cooking spray


  1. Preheat oven to 400°.
  2. In a small bowl, mix sour cream, chives, garlic and salt. Refrigerate until serving. In a shallow bowl, mix flour, brown sugar and seasonings. Place eggs and potato chips in separate shallow bowls. Dip chicken in flour mixture to coat both sides; shake off excess. Dip in eggs, then in potato chips, patting to help coating adhere.
  3. Place on a rack in a 15x10x1-in. baking pan; spritz with cooking spray.
  4. Bake until coating is golden brown and chicken is no longer pink, 12-15 minutes. Serve with sauce.

Nutrition Facts

4 ounces cooked chicken with about 2 tablespoons sauce: 338 calories, 18g fat (6g saturated fat), 109mg cholesterol, 494mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 31g protein.