Baked Chicken Tenders with Healthier Ranch

These baked chicken tenders with healthier ranch dipping sauce are a great easy recipe for families to make any time of year – plus, they are perfect for watching the Super Bowl!




Health Benefit: This recipe uses chicken breast which is an excellent source of complete, lean protein for maintaining healthy bones and muscles. Whole wheat flour and breadcrumbs are a healthier option that adds a serving of whole grains and fiber. Greek yogurt is another great low-sugar source of complete protein.







  • Two large bowls
  • Small bowl
  • Baking sheet
  • Serving plates
  • Small serving bowl

Chicken Tenders

  • 1 lb chicken breasts or tenders
  • 1 cup whole-wheat breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder


Ranch Dipping Sauce

  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • fresh chives and dill, to taste
  • water, to desired consistency 

You can substitute any of the spices for some of your favorites, and/or add others as you see fit! 

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1
Preheat oven to 400F; Prepare ranch dip and set aside
Step 2

Mix whole-wheat breadcrumbs and spices in a large bowl; To a separate bowl, add the whole-wheat flour

Step 3

Beat eggs and add to separate small bowl 

Step 4
Dip chicken in flour mixture, egg mixture, and breadcrumb mixture covering completely; Repeat process until all chicken is coated; Transfer to lined baking sheet


Step 5

Bake for about 25-30 minutes; Serve with ranch dip; Enjoy!