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Crsip, freshly baked gluten-free Taco Chicken Tenders with salsa, guacamole

Taco Chicken Tenders

Chicken tenders are very easy and delicious to make at home.  They cook quickly and stay moist and juicy. Coated with homemade breadcrumbs and from-scratch taco seasoning create a crunchy exterior and moist chicken you'll love!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword fast chicken recipe, taco chicken tenders
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 394kcal
Author Toni Dash



  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.   Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.  Set up three medium mixing bowls: one with the flour, one with the eggs and one with the breadcrumbs.
    Homemade gluten-free breadcrumbs, homemade taco seasoning, chicken tenderloins
  • Combine all the spices in a small bowl and mix.  Add to the breadcrumbs and mix thoroughly.
  • Dip a moist chicken tenderloin in the flour to cover; shake off any excess flour.  Next dip into the eggs to coat allowing excess to drain back into the bowl.  Dip the coated chicken into the seasoned breadcrumbs and turn to coat (or spoon the breadcrumbs onto the top of the chicken to fully coat).  Repeat to coat all chicken tenderloins and place them onto the prepared baking sheet.  TIP: Use one hand to dip the chicken into the flour and egg and the other to coat in the breadcrumbs. 
    Coasting chicken tenderloins in gluten-free, eggs and taco-seasoned breadcrumbs for gluten-free Taco Chicken Tenders BoulderLocavore.com
  • Bake for 20 minutes and serve immediately to ensure a crispy crust.
    Gluten-free Taco Chicken Tenderloins on parchment paper and rimmed baking sheet BoulderLocavore.com


Calories: 394kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 190mg | Sodium: 846mg | Potassium: 712mg | Fiber: 3g | Vitamin A: 925IU | Vitamin C: 2.1mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 2.4mg