Everything Bagel Crusted Chicken Tenders

Chicken tender recipe + my favorite seasoning = Perfection.
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Everything Bagel Crusted Chicken Tenders were my new take on my Blackened Chicken Tenders. Juicy chicken perfectly crusted and packed with flavor.

I had to combine my two favorite things ever – Blackened Chicken and Everything Bagel Seasoning.

I really surprised myself with this recipe. Peter is usually the best at cooking meat but I have to say, I come in right behind at second. He may have some harder competition after I made these though. The girls loved them as well so hey are definitely going to be a weekly dinner idea.

I love how easy they are to make and they re-heat very well for meal prep. I add them to my lunch accompanied by some veggies, potatoes and some homemade sauce on the side.

Everything Bagel Crusted Chicken Tenders

Everything Bagel Crusted Chicken Tenders

Here’s what you’ll need

  • Mixing Bowls – I love this set from Amazon. They come in all different sizes making it perfect for baking, seasonings, etc.
  • Chicken Tenders – You can buy chicken tenderloins already cut, or just purchase boneless skinless breasts and cut them into strips.
  • Oil – Avocado oil would be the best to use with this recipe but you can also use olive oil.
  • Seasonings – I use Everything Bagel Seasoning. I like to make my own in big batches and fill up my old containers with it. This is also great if you’re somewhere where they don’t sell it – just make your own! It’s better this way anyways.
  • Air fryerThis one from Amazon is amazing!
  • Meat thermometer – Using a meat thermometer is important because it can help you not under cook or even over cook your chicken.

Everything Bagel Seasoning

After you have all your ingredients, follow my recipe for DIY Homemade Everything Bagel Seasoning. I store mine in a mason jar but any jar will do. I love mason jars because they’re cute and they are so convenient to have. You can use them as a cup to drink from, cocktails, homemade seasonings, dressings, etc.

Air fryer or Oven?

I prefer to cook these in the air fryer but you can also bake them on a sheet pan for 15 to 18 minutes at 400 degrees if you don’t have an air fryer. I highly recommend getting one though – they’re amazing.

Air Fryer Cleaning Trick

I saw this on TikTok but it’s a fast and easy way to clean your air fryer. I add some soap, hot water and “cook” it at 400 degrees for 5 minutes. After it’s done, rinse it again with hot water, dry and its perfectly clean! This has been a life saver.

Everything Bagel Crusted Chicken Tenders

Prep Time 10 mins Cook Time 11 mins Total Time 21 mins
Servings: 4 Calories: 110



  1. First, mix all your spices and seasonings together in a small bowl if you are making homemade EBS. Otherwise, add your 1/3 cup of seasoning to a bowl.

  2. Next, toss the chicken tenders in olive oil and your seasonings. Let sit for about 10 minutes.

  3. Lastly, cook in the air fryer for 10 to 12 minutes at 400 degrees or until the chicken's internal temperature is 165 degrees.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 4 oz

Servings 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 110kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.5g1%
Protein 26g52%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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