Healthy Dinner Recipes

Love Me Tenders

Who doesn't love the crispy, crunchy goodness of chicken tenders? Here, we put a healthy twist on our favorite comfort food.


Baked Chicken Tenders Recipe

Makes 4 servings


  • 1/2 cup quick cooking oats, crushed
  • 1/3 cup pecans, finely chopped
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch strips
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • Low-fat cooking spray


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit, and then lightly coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. In a large zip-lock bag, mix together the oats, pecans, paprika and parsley.
  3. Lightly beat the egg whites and dip the chicken pieces into them.
  4. Next, place the egg-covered chicken into the bagged mixture and shake until the chicken is coated.
  5. Place the chicken pieces on the baking sheet and cook for 10 to 12 minutes. When the chicken is done the juices will run clear.
  6. Finally, mix the honey and mustard together to make the dipping sauce. Serve alongside the chicken.