Oat Crusted Chicken Tenders

I've been searching for a healthier recipe for breaded chicken tenders, and I think I’ve found it! The kids ate these with no questions asked and even commented on how crispy they were! Be sure to give these a try

- Zehra, The FitNest


  • 1 pound Crescent Foods Chicken Tenders
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 2 tbsp parmesan cheese
  • 1 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup milk or buttermilk


  1. Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees, line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper and spray it with cooking spray.
  2. In a food processor, combines oats, chili powder, salt, garlic powder, smoked paprika, parmesan, cilantro and black pepper until a crumb like consistency is made.
  3. Pour crumb mixture into a shallow dish.
  4. In a separate shallow dish whisk together the egg and milk.
  5. Dip each chicken tender in the egg wash until it is completely coated then place it in the oatmeal mixture coating it completely.
  6. Shake off any excess almond meal, then place it on the prepared baking sheet.
  7. Repeat the process until all of the chicken tenders are coated.
  8. Bake the chicken tenders for 14-16 minutes, flipping them over onto the other side halfway through the cooking time.
  9. Serve with Ketchup or BBQ sauce.
  10. Enjoy!

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Heifa's Bio

Heifa, is a Chicago based Middle Eastern Food Blogger. Her mission is to develop simple, and easy recipes infused with the Mediterranean flavors that she grew up eating. Her hope is for people to get back in the kitchen and make food that is beneficial for them and their families without lacking in flavor.

Zehra, The Fitnest

To Zehra, nourishing meals are more than just that – they are dishes that feed and nourish our bodies. Healthy eating, fitness and being a loving mother of two are Zehra’s greatest passions. With a Kinesiology and Health Sciences background, she uses this knowledge to encourage her followers to live a healthier life through nutritional eating and ongoing fitness. The recipes that Zehra will share will have you trying different tastes a flavors from around the world.