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Pistachio Crusted Baked Chicken Tenders Recipe

These Baked Chicken Tenders with Pistachio Coating is an easy 30 minute dinner recipe perfect for both kids and adults! This better for you chicken tender will be your new go-to for busy weeknights this school year!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Baked Chicken Tenders Recipe, Chicken Tenders with Crushed Pistachios, Easy healthy chicken tenders
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 313kcal
Author: Caitlyn Erhardt


  • 1 lb Chicken Tenders
  • 4 Tbsp Plain Non-Fat Greek Yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp Mazola® Corn Oil
  • 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 Tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Paprika
  • 1/4 Tsp Sea Salt
  • 1/2 Tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 1/3 Cups Pistachios Without the Shells
  • 1/4 Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese


  • Combine the plain non-fat greek yogurt, Mazola Corn Oil, lemon juice, garlic powder, salt, pepper and paprika in a medium shallow bowl and stir to combine. Set aside.
  • Pour pistachios into a food processor or blender and pulse until little to no chunks remain. Pour the crushed pistachios into a second shallow bowl with Parmesan Cheese.
  • Dredge each chicken tender one at a time into the Greek yogurt mixture letting the excess drip off. Next, dip the chicken tender into the crushed pistachios mix and place on a greased cookie sheet with wire rack insert. Repeat until all chicken tenders are coated.
  • Bake chicken tenders for 20 minutes at 375 degrees F flipping the tenders halfway through. After 20 minutes check the internal temperature to ensure the chicken tenders are cooked though. Optional: Broil the chicken tenders on high for 3 minutes for an extra crispy finish!
    Serve warm with dipping sauce of choice and enjoy!
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  • Leftover Storage: Store leftover baked chicken tenders in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. To rewarm, heat in the microwave for 30-60 seconds or until warmed through.
  • Serving Suggestions: I love serving this chicken tenders recipe with my healthy Greek yogurt dip. Another great option is a creamy hummus dip or avocado ranch. Some great sides for these tenders include oven baked french fries, roasted vegetables, or a side salad. 


Calories: 313kcal | Carbohydrates: 4.9g | Protein: 29.2g | Fat: 19.2g | Saturated Fat: 4.3g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 328mg | Potassium: 359mg | Fiber: 1.6g | Sugar: 1.8g | Calcium: 169mg | Iron: 1mg
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