Lemon Herb Baked Chicken Tenders are bright, zesty, and easy to prepare; they only require 30 minutes of marinating time and bake in 20 minutes!
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Lemon Herb Baked Chicken Tenders
Hi Everyone, I’m sharing a simple-to-prepare, baked chicken tenders recipe that can be paired with a vegetable or carbohydrate side(s) for dinner any day of the week.
Flexible recipes like this Lemon Herb Baked Chicken Tenders recipe, that are simple to prepare and use a small list of ingredients (preferably fresh and in season) are always a winner in our house and everyone in my family likes these kinds of recipes.
What to pair your chicken tenders with?
I like and suggest pairing these chicken tenders with baked sweet or regular potatoes, steamed rice or pasta, salad, or a sautéed leafy, green vegetable.
This recipe takes inspiration from our basic chicken tenders recipe here on the blog, Herb Baked Chicken Tenders.
I came up with this recipe during a Summer beach vacation, where we had access to a herb garden where we were staying, hence the fresh bright flavor of the lemon and fresh herbs.
This marinade method is also great with fish. If you chose to use it with fish, you can use the same amount of marinade.
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- 1-1.5 pounds chicken tenders, get the freshest chicken, I usually get organic or at least hormone-free, vegetarian-fed chicken
- 1/4 cup fresh Italian parsley, washed, chopped, plus more for serving (you can also use a variety of whatever fresh herbs that you have on hand, I also used Winter Savory and Rosemary)
- 1/4-1/2 cup olive oil, the more oil you use, the more "juice" you will have for serving
- 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon Kosher salt, or amount to taste
- 1/4-1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper medley, or amount to taste
- 1 teaspoon (1 clove) minced garlic, optional
- 1 fresh, ripe lemon, sliced for serving and to bake with
- 1-2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- In a 9 x 13-inch baking dish, mix all the marinade ingredients (olive oil, lemon juice, minced garlic, chopped herbs/parsley, salt, and pepper), and coat the chicken tenders in it. Marinade chicken for at least a half-hour before cooking; you can also marinate for a few hours or overnight. The chicken tenders will only taste better the longer it is marinated.
- When the chicken tenders are done marinating, add 1-2 tablespoons of butter on top, bake in a 425 degree F oven for 15-20 minutes. You can turn once halfway through (although I never bother to). Allow cooling 5 minutes before serving. Enjoy!
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1433Total Fat: 103gSaturated Fat: 19gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 76gCholesterol: 186mgSodium: 2867mgCarbohydrates: 66gFiber: 3gSugar: 9gProtein: 64g
Please note that the Calculated Nutrition is an estimate at best.