Everything Bagel Crusted Chicken Tenders were my new take on my Blackened Chicken Tenders. Juicy chicken perfectly crusted and packed with flavor.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Next, toss the chicken tenders in olive oil and your seasonings. Let sit for about 10 minutes.
Lastly, cook in the air fryer for 10 to 12 minutes at 400 degrees or until the chicken's internal temperature is 165 degrees.
Serving Size 4 oz
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.