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oven fried chicken tenders with yogurt dip on the side

Crispy Oven Fried Chicken Tenders

Course: Main
Cuisine: Modern
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Marinating time:: 1 hour
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
All you need is 5 ingredients and 30 minutes to make crispy oven fried chicken for the whole family -No eggs and flour required!
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  • 400 g boneless skinless mini chicken breast fillets or large chicken breast evenly sliced
  • 250 ml buttermilk see notes for homemade buttermilk
  • sea salt and black pepper to taste
  • 120 g cornflakes
  • 2 tablespoon panko breadcrumbs
  • 60 ml extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper optional
  • ½ teaspoon ground garlic optional
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • sea salt and black pepper to taste


  • In a large casserole dish, pour the buttermilk and season with salt and pepper.
  • Place the chicken in the buttermilk and mix until evenly coated. Cover and place in the fridge for 1-2 hours or overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 180 C /365 F and arrange a baking tray in the middle shelf.
  • Place cornflakes, panko, olive oil, spices (if using) in a food processor, and season with salt and pepper to taste. Mix until finely crumbled and place in a large bowl.
  • Shake off the excess buttermilk from the chicken, then dip each piece in the cornflakes mixture and coat evenly, patting with fingers to make the crumbs stick.
  • Cover the hot baking tray with parchment paper, spray with a little olive oil and arrange the chicken tenders over it.
  • Bake for 20 minutes, or until the chicken internal temperature reaches 73°C / 165°F.
  • Take the chicken out of the oven and serve immediately with your favorite dips.


* To make homemade buttermilk: In a large bowl place 250 ml of milk and mix in 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice. Allow to sit for 5 minutes and use as needed.