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BBQ Chicken Tenders

BBQ Chicken Tenders are pieces of chicken breasts that are covered in barbecue sauce and coated with seasoned breadcrumbs, baked in the oven, and then brushed with even more barbecue sauce.

Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword BBQ Chicken Tenders
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 557 kcal
Author Amanda Rettke--iamhomesteader.com


  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into even pieces
  • 2 cups seasoned bread crumbs
  • 2 cups BBQ sauce, divided


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Slice the chicken into even strips.
  3. Pour 1 1/2 cups of BBQ sauce into a wide bowl, reserving the remaining 1/2 cup for topping later.

  4. In a separate bowl, pour the breadcrumbs.

  5. Working one at a time, dredge the chicken first into the bowl of BBQ sauce, then in the bread crumbs (being careful to coat evenly on all sides).
  6. Place the coated chicken tenders on the parchment-lined baking sheet.

  7. Bake for 15 minutes, and then remove them from the oven.
  8. Using the reserved BBQ sauce, brush evenly over the top of the chicken tenders.
  9. Bake another 10 minutes and serve with your favorite dipping sauce.