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Baked BBQ Chicken Tenders

  • Author: Erin
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


This recipe will show you how to make simple and basic BBQ chicken tenders that are packed with flavor! They're so quick and easy you'll probably spend more time waiting for the oven to preheat than anything else!


  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast tenders
  • 1 TBS olive oil
  • Smoked paprika
  • Garlic Powder
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Your favorite BBQ sauce


  1. Preheat oven to 375F.  Place an oven-safe roasting rack or cooling back onto a large baking sheet.
  2. Use a sharp knife to carefully remove the white tendon from each chicken tender.  Pat dry.
  3. Rub both sides of the chicken with the olive oil.  Give both sides of the tenders a light sprinkle of smoked paprika and garlic powder.  Follow up with a few shakes of salt and pepper.
  4. Place the tenders onto the prepared sheet and brush the tops with your favorite BBQ sauce.  Bake on the center rack for about 10 minutes.
  5. Remove the sheet from the oven and use tongs to flip the chicken tenders over.  Brush the plain side of the chicken with barbecue and return to the oven.
  6. Bake an additional 10-15 minutes (start checking early if your chicken tenders are particularly thin) until the chicken is cooked through, being careful not to overbake.
  7. Remove the finished chicken from oven and brush with a final layer of barbecue sauce.


Nutritional info given will vary based on the specific sauce that you used (I assumed 1/3 cup of sauce) and the amount of salt that you use.

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Category: Entree
  • Method: Oven


  • Serving Size: 2 tenders (4 oz chicken)
  • Calories: 158
  • Sugar: 5.4g
  • Sodium: 741mg
  • Fat: 4.2g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.5g
  • Carbohydrates: 7.6g
  • Fiber: 0.1g
  • Protein: 22.9g
  • Cholesterol: 48mg

Keywords: chicken breast, chicken tenders, easy dinner, barbecue

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