Pretzel Ranch Chicken Tenders is an easy recipe with a crunchy pretzel coating and spicy dipping sauce making them a perfect appetizer for movie night, watching the big game or a fun dinner for kids. Chicken tenders are dipped in ranch dressing then coated in a crunchy crushed pretzel coating and baked to perfection! Serve them with a Buffalo Ranch Dipping Sauce and this baked pretzel-crusted chicken tenders recipe will be a favorite in no time!
Pretzel Ranch Chicken Tenders Recipe
Time to start getting ready for the big game! The Super Bowl is right around the corner and that means it’s time to start planning a winning kick-off menu! Did you know that the Super Bowl is the most popular food day in America, second only to Thanksgiving? The fans will love Pretzel Ranch Chicken Tenders! Chicken tenders dipped in ranch dressing and coated in a crunchy crushed pretzel coating and baked to perfection! And as if it doesn’t get any better than that……serve these game-winning tenders with a buffalo ranch dipping sauce! Like it hotter? Add hot sauce to the ranch coating too before coating the tenders! Need to transport these to a party? Plan to cook them ahead of time and just reheat in the oven when you arrive at the party.
And here’s a bonus! This healthy pretzel crusted chicken recipe can be doubled to feed a crowd! Just be sure not to crowd the chicken on the baking sheet. I recommend cooking in two batches so that chicken gets crispy. If chicken is crowded on the baking sheet it will get steamed and become soggy….and no one likes a soggy chicken tender!
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Pretzel Ranch Chicken Tenders is an easy recipe with a crunchy pretzel coating and spicy dipping sauce making them a perfect appetizer for movie night or watching the big game. Chicken tenders are dipped in ranch dressing then coated in a crunchy crushed pretzel coating and baked to perfection! Serve them with a Buffalo Ranch Dipping Sauce and this baked pretzel-crusted chicken tenders recipe will be a favorite in no time!
- 1 lb. boneless chicken tenderloins
- 3/4 cup Ranch dressing
- 1 1/2 cups crushed pretzels
- 1 cup Ranch dressing
- 2 Tbs. hot sauce, such as Frank's Red Hot
- 1 Tbs. chopped parsley
Preheat oven to 425F. Coat a large baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
Dip chicken tenders in Ranch dressing and then in crushed pretzels to evenly coat.
Arrange in single layer on prepared baking sheet. Spray tops of tenders with nonstick cooking spray....this helps the tenders to get crispy!
Cook 25 minutes or until golden and cooked through.
Meanwhile, combine 1 cup Ranch dressing and hot sauce. Sprinkle with chopped parsley.
Makes 8 appetizer servings or 4 main dish servings.