Oven Baked 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 the kids.
Oven Baked Chicken Tenders
Time to start getting ready for the big game! Super Bowl is right around the corner and that means 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 oven baked ranch chicken tenders with buffalo ranch dipping sauce!
Chicken tenders are dipped in ranch dressing then 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 our spicy dipping sauce for chicken!
Did I mention it only takes 5 ingredients to make this delicious appetizer? You can't go wrong with this recipe folks! It's both delicious and super easy to make!
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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 crunchy ranch chicken tenders 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!
Buffalo ranch dipping sauce and our baked pretzel-crusted chicken tenders recipe will be a favorite in no time!
How to make oven baked chicken tenders
- Preheat your oven to 425F and coat a large baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
- Dip chicken tenders in Ranch dressing and then in crushed pretzels to evenly coat.
- Arrange chicken pieces in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet.
- Spray the tops of the chicken pieces with cooking spray….this helps the tenders to get crispy!
- Cook 25 minutes or until golden.
Swirls of Flavor Recipe Tips
- Add crushed potato chips!
- Serve with our honey mustard dipping sauce
Ingredients you will need to make this recipe
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Oven Baked 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
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.
Swirls of Flavor Recipe Tip
- Add crushed potato chips!
- Serve with country style mustard
First Published: January 25, 2015... Last Updated: January 5, 2021