Spicy Baked Chicken Tenders

Chicken strips are marinated in a sweet and spicy sauce, then baked, not fried, for a healthy and flavorful dinner everyone will love in the family.

Ingredients

Yield: 4 servings

  • 1 lb (450g) boneless, skinless chicken breast tenders

The marinade:

  • 5 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Sriracha
  • One 1-inch piece ginger, peeled, finely grated
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • Fresh cilantro (optional)

Cooking Process

  1. In a large bowl, combine the ingredients for the marinade until smooth and allow marinating chicken in this mixture for 1 hour minimum in the refrigerator.
  2. When ready to cook, bring chicken at room at room temperature. Meanwhile, preheat your oven to 425°F (200°C).
  3. Transfer chicken and a bit of sauce to a baking dish or roasting pan lined with parchment paper. Bake at 425°F (200°C) for 25-30 minutes, basting with marinade from time to time, until cooked through.
  4. Meanwhile reduce the remaining marinade a little bit in a saucepan on the stove while chicken is cooking, then drizzle the reduced sauce over cooked chicken and toss before serving.
  5. Garnish with cilantro if desired, and serve immediately.

Spicy Baked Chicken Tenders

Note: Serve with a crisp salad, roasted vegetables, or white rice. If you want more sauce, simply double the amounts for the marinade.

Bon Appetit!

Spicy Baked Chicken Tenders