This Crispy Coconut Chicken Tenders recipe makes a chicken tender that is crunchy on the outside and tender on the inside with a delicious hint of coconut.
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How Do You make Crispy Chicken Tenders?
There are a couple of tips and key things to making baked chicken tenders nice and crispy.
Tip #1: Use Panko instead of regular breadcrumbs. Panko is Japanese breadcrumbs that have a light flaky texture and definitely produce a more crispy crunch that regular breadcrumbs.
Tip #2: If you want a really crispy baked chicken tender, drizzle or spray a little bit of oil on your chicken tenders before baking.
Tip #3: Put a cooling rack on your baking sheet and let them bake on top of the cooling wrack. This allows air to circulate around the entire chicken tender giving it a much more crispy texture on the top and bottom.
What Sides Should I Make with Chicken Tenders for dinner?
Chicken tenders are a great main dish for kids because they can be served with SO many different sides. Chicken is a great source of lean protein and contains all of the essential amino acids needed for kids to build, maintain, and repair the tissues in their body. Because the protein part of your meal is taken care of, the world is your oyster as far as what to serve with chicken tenders! Here are some of our favorite things to serve with chicken tenders: