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Best-Ever Chicken Tenders

Our quickest, easiest and crunchiest chicken tenders ever—thanks to one special ingredient: Progresso® plain panko crispy bread crumbs.


Make room in your cupboard for Progresso® plain panko crispy bread crumbs. These Japanese-style breadcrumbs are the secret to creating perfectly light and wonderfully crispy chicken strips any night of the week—no frying required.

Here, the Betty Crocker Kitchens share 13 new recipes for signature strips—with flavors ranging from wild to mild—and dips, all ready for the dinner table in just 30 minutes.


Honey Sriracha Chicken Tenders
Honey adds sweet while Sriracha brings heat in these best-of-both-worlds strips.

For the dip: Go for a spicier kick by dunking strips in more Sriracha hot sauce.
Chile Lime Chicken Tenders
Ancho chile powder and fresh lime add distinctive flavors that pack a punch.

For the dip: Keep things easy (and delicious) with Yoplait Greek key lime yogurt.
Mango Chile Chicken Tenders
Diced mangos and a dash of Thai chili paste make for mighty spicy tenders—taste buds, get ready!

For the dip: Combine chopped mango and 2 to 3 teaspoons chili paste, plus a handful of chopped fresh cilantro.
Curry Coconut Chicken Tenders
Fans of coconut shrimp, this one’s for you! The classic recipe gets a twist with chicken instead of shrimp and deep curry flavor.

For the dip: Pick up fruit chutney—mango is a favorite—in the jelly aisle at the grocery store, and dip in.
Family-Favorite Buffalo Tenders
Classic buffalo sauce and blue cheese-sour cream dipping sauce make these tenders a family favorite.

For the dip: Not a fan of blue cheese? Skip it and go for ranch instead.


Mexican Chicken Tenders
Here’s a quick and easy idea: spice things up by adding taco seasoning to the mix.

For the dip: Break out your favorite salsa: chipotle, fresh tomato, tomatillo—the sky’s the limit!
Smoky Barbecue Chicken Tenders
These barbecue-flavored tenders can be yours with just three ingredients: chicken, panko and your favorite barbecue sauce.

For the dip: More barbecue sauce—because you can never have too much of a good thing.
Parmesan Garlic and Herb Chicken Tenders
Dried herbs, garlic and parmesan are key to perfect Italian-inspired tenders.

For the dip: Keep things Mediterranean and serve your favorite pasta sauce.
Cheddar Bacon Chicken Tenders
Everything you love about baked potatoes now in a chicken strip. That’s what we call a win-win.

For the dip: Treat it like a potato and dunk in sour cream sprinkled with chives.
Pesto Chicken Tenders
Basil pesto and Asiago cheese (plus panko, of course) are all you need to elevate humble chicken tenders to dynamite dinners.

For the dip: Set aside a bowl of pesto before coating the chicken.
Asian Peanut Chicken Tenders
Ginger, lime and peanuts team up to give these tenders a delicious dose of Asian zing.

For the dip: Create your own peanut sauce using teriyaki, peanut butter, lime juice and ginger.
Ranch Chicken Tenders
Ranch fanatics everywhere will delight in this oh-so-simple recipe that puts the cool, creamy condiment front and center.

For the dip: Amp up the flavor of ordinary ranch by stirring in fresh dill or chives.
Honey Brown Sugar Chicken Tenders
With a hint of honey and brown sugar, these tenders are sure to win over picky eaters everywhere.

For the dip: Try another picky-palate favorite: honey mustard.
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