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Cheez-It Chicken Tenders

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Cheez-It Chicken Tenders is a chicken dish that everyone always loves as it combines chicken tenders, Cheez-its, and eggs to create a moist, juicy piece of chicken with a crispy coating that everyone loves! The best part is they are ready in just 20 minutes. 

Cheez-It Chicken Tenders

There is nothing better than chicken that is coated with a bold flavor to create a crispy coating to really lock in the juiciness of the chicken. When I shared with you my Air Fryer Dorito Chicken y’all went crazy, so I am super excited to share with you another fun option that is full of delicious crispy flavor, meet one of our new favorites, Cheez-it Chicken Tenders. 

cheez it chicken tenders

You will love how easy this recipe is to make and how all the kids you make it for will go crazy when you say you are having it for dinner tonight!

How to make Cheez-it Chicken Tenders

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a large baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Crush the crackers by either placing in a food processor and pulsing until fine or placing in a zip top bag and crushing with a rolling pin.
crush cheez it crackers
  • Beat egg together with water until completely blended.
  • Create a dipping station with the crackers in one shallow container and the egg in another shallow container.
set up dipping station
  • Dip the chicken tenders in the egg and then roll in the crushed crackers. Place on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until the chicken tenders are cooked through
cheez it chicken tenders

Tips Tricks and FAQs

  • You can create this same recipe with chicken breasts. You will want to double the Cheez-its and the eggs to make sure you have enough coating. Bake it at 375 degrees for about 40 minutes. 
  • This dish is loaded with flavor, but some prefer to season their chicken a little bit more. To do so, add a little bit (1/2 tsp each) of salt, pepper, and garlic powder to your Cheez-it mix and stir together before dipping your chicken. 
  • After the chicken is done cooking, let it rest for about 5 minutes. This will help lock in some of the juiciness of the chicken. 
  • You want to make sure you crush your Cheez-its enough. You want to make them look like bread crumbs. 
cheez it chicken tenders

Storage

Store these in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 3 days. 

Freezer

You can also freeze your leftover chicken. Let them cool completely and then flash freeze them. Once frozen, add them to a freezer safe bag. When you are ready to enjoy, pull out the desired amount and thaw /reheat. These will last about 2-3 months in the freezer. 

cheez it chicken tenders

Can I make these in the Air Fryer?

Yes, you can absolutely make Air Fryer Cheez-it Chicken tenders. Preheat your Air Fryer to 375 degrees, spray the basket and cook them for about 15 minutes. Don’t forget to flip them once when they are halfway through cooking. 

cheez it chicken tenders

Cheez-It Chicken Tenders

Cheez-It Chicken Tenders is a chicken dish that everyone always loves as it combines chicken tenders, Cheez-its, and eggs to create a moist, juicy piece of chicken with a crispy coating that everyone loves! The best part is they are ready in just 20 minutes. 

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds chicken tenders
  • 3 cups Cheez-It crackers
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons water

Instructions

    1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a large baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
    2. Crush the crackers by either placing them in a food processor and pulsing until fine or placing them in a zip top bag and crushing them with a rolling pin.
    3. Beat the egg together with water until completely blended.
    4. Create a dipping station with the crackers in one shallow container and the egg in another shallow container.
    5. Dip the chicken tenders in the egg and then roll in the crushed crackers. Place on the prepared baking sheet.
    6. Bake for 20 minutes or until the chicken tenders are cooked through

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 792Total Fat: 42gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 31gCholesterol: 100mgSodium: 1566mgCarbohydrates: 71gFiber: 3gSugar: 1gProtein: 33g

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