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Chicken tenders with strawberries on a white plate.

Potato Chip Chicken Tenders

Potato Chip Chicken Tenders that are moist and succulent with a golden crispy outside made with crushed potato chips. These are super easy to make chicken tenders that the young and old will love.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: potato chip chicken tender, easy potato chip chicken tenders, chicken tenders
Prep Time: 5 hours
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 561kcal
Author: Dawn


  • 2 pounds chicken tenders
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 3/4 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 3/4 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 8 ounces potato chips makes about 3 1/4 cups crushed


  • Place the chicken in a ziplock bag with the buttermilk. Place in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  • When the chicken is done marinating place in a colander and let the buttermilk drain.
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line baking pans with aluminum foil and spray with a non-stick cooking spray.
  • Step up your work stations.
  • Add the flour, salt, garlic powder, and onion powder in the first container.
  • In the second container beat the eggs and the water together.
  • In the third container place the crushed potato chips.
  • Dredge the chicken tenders in the flour, shaking off any extra.
  • Dip them in the egg mixture
  • Then roll them in the crushed potato chips. Pressing the chips onto the chicken.
  • Place the chicken tenders on the prepared baking pans. Place in the preheat oven and bake for about 15 minutes or until the chicken is longer pink inside and the temperature is 165 degrees F.


  1. Place the chicken tenders with buttermilk in a ziplock bag for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  2. Crush the potato chips by placing them in a ziplock bag and using a rolling pin to crush them until they are fine crumbs.
  3. Set up a work station with three containers for each step of the process.
Nutrition information is an estimate and may vary with brands of ingredients used.


Calories: 561kcal | Carbohydrates: 56.4g | Protein: 19.3g | Fat: 29.1g | Saturated Fat: 5.9g | Cholesterol: 117mg | Sodium: 1527mg | Potassium: 305mg | Fiber: 1.1g | Sugar: 5.1g | Calcium: 134mg | Iron: 2mg