Baked barbecue chicken fingers are a tasty and easy way to prepare chicken tenders~even from frozen.
These baked barbecue chicken fingers can be made from fresh or frozen chicken tenders. I used frozen, because I keep them on hand.
If using frozen tenders, it is important to run cold water over them to remove the ice glaze so that they will bread properly. If the ice glaze isn’t rinsed off, the egg coating and crumbs won’t stick to the chicken:-)
These tenders can be whipped up in no time, and the process is simple. First, bread and bake the tenders until done. Second, coat the tenders with the sauce (pour sauce over and turn tenders until covered). Third, return the tenders to the oven just long enough to firm up the sauce.
The end result? The tenders are “sticky” somewhat like boneless wings from Zaxby’s. The sauce can be anything you like~from buffalo wing hot to sweet barbecue to anything in between.
Note: Before baking the breaded tenders, I spray them very liberally with a non-GMO, natural expeller pressed oil spray, Whole Harvest. I order by phone by calling the company whose contact info can be found at wholeharvest.com. Another healthy option for spraying oil directly onto food is using a Misto or mister filled with natural oil. If these tenders are not sprayed well, they will be somewhat dry, but still good once coated with sauce.
We dipped these in ranch dressing, and they really were yummy! A huge platter of these baked barbecue chicken tenders with several bowls of dipping sauces would be a fun and tasty addition to a snack table.
Let me hear from you if you try these! Thanks so much for stopping by. Be blessed, and stay savvy!