Breaded Chicken Tenders – Kids Cooking Lessons

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Breaded Chicken Tenders with Panko Bread Crumbs


In this recipe, Chef Toby walks you through how to make Breaded Chicken Tenders using Panko bread crumbs. A kid favorite recipe. 


  • 1 lb of chicken tenders
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup of flour
  • 1 cup of Panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil


  • Flatten out the chicken tenders with a kitchen hammer until they are about 1/2 inch thin. Season each piece with salt and pepper on both sides
Flatten Chicken Tenders With Kitchen Hammer

flatten chicken tenders with kitchen hammer

  • In a shallow dish, whisk the eggs. In shallow dish, put flour and season it with salt and pepper. In a third shallow dish, pour the breadcrumbs
Prepare Eggs, Flour, Panko Breadcrumbs

prepare eggs, flour, panko breadcrumbs

  • In a large non-stick pan, heat oil over medium heat. Then, one at a time, dip each piece of chicken in flour, then dip them in the egg mixture, then cover them with breadcrumbs. 
Cook Chicken Tenders After Dipping In Flour Eggs And Panko Bread Crumbs

cook chicken tenders after dipping in flour eggs and panko bread crumbs

  • Add the chicken pieces to the pan and cook until the bottom is browned, about 4 minutes. Turn over the chicken pieces with tongs. Cook until brown on the other side, about 3 more minutes (if browning too quickly, lower the heat.)
Cooking Breaded Chicken In Pan With Oil

cooking breaded chicken in pan with oil

Breaded Chicken Tenders Image

Cooked Breaded Chicken Tenders


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Bloopers and Outtakes From Our Breaded Chicken Video

Breaded Chicken Nutritional Highlights

(The Stuff That Fuels Your Body!)


  • Like other types of poultry, chicken is high in protein, which helps our bodies build muscle. 
  • Boneless, skinless chicken breast, like the one we use in this recipe, is also low in fat. 


  • Eggs are a great source of protein, healthy fats, and Vitamin D, which helps boost immune health and to build strong bones. 

Olive Oil

  • Considered a "healthy fat," olive oil contains antioxidants, Vitamin E and Vitamin K.
  • These are known to help promote a healthy heart and brain.

Related Blog Post

In our chicken tenders recipe, we use a kitchen hammer to flatten the chicken breasts and make them thinner - we discuss this our blog post about meat tenderizers

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