These Baked BBQ Chicken Tenders are my kid's favorite dinner dish! Seasoned, baked, and brushed with BBQ sauce. The perfect family-friendly dinner idea.
I love BBQ chicken! It's a food that all my family loves and we serve it in so many ways. I would say that it is on our table in some form at least once a week!
Some of our favorites include Baked BBQ Chicken Breast and Baked BBQ Chicken Drumsticks that taste like they came right off the grill. These tenders though are my kid's favorite.
If you love bbq chicken as much as my family does then make sure to check out the rest of my recipes! I think you will love them.
Baked BBQ Chicken Tenders Ingredients:
- Chicken Tenders - I use fresh but frozen would work if thawed.
- Oil - use the oil you prefer. I usually make it with EVOO or vegetable oil.
- Garlic Powder
- Salt - add more or less to taste.
- BBQ Sauce - use your favorite brand.
How to make Baked BBQ Chicken Tenders:
Step one: Start by preheating your oven to 375 degrees F. Then prepare a 2 quart casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray and set it aside.
Step two: Place chicken tenders in a large baggy with oil and massage into chicken. Add in paprika, garlic powder, and salt. Massage chicken tenders again and dump everything into a casserole dish.
Step three: Bake for 20 minutes then remove the chicken tenders and brush with bbq sauce. Place back into the oven for 10 -15 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
Step four: Remove from oven and let rest before serving.
Side Dish Options:
I love serving these on top of a salad, with a side salad, veggies, or potatoes. Here are a few more of my favorite
- Cheesy Corn Casserole
- Roasted Parmesan Garlic Potatoes
- Mashed Sweet Potatoes
- Roasted Ranch Green Beans
Chicken Tender Recipes:
If you have some chicken tender loves in your house as I do then make sure to check out these next:
Lemon Pepper Chicken Tenders: I love this one just as much as the kids do. Coated with breadcrumbs and seasoned with lemon pepper seasoning.
Baked Ranch Chicken Tenders: Amazing flavor and best served with more ranch dressing for dipping.
Lemon Garlic Chicken Tenders: Not only are these a great dinner option but I love them chilled and added to a salad.
Baked BBQ Chicken Tenders
- 2 pounds chicken tenders
- 3 tablespoons oil
- 1 ½ tablespoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup bbq sauce (more or less as needed)
- Preheat oven to 375° F. Then prepare a 2 quart casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray and set it aside.
- Place chicken tenders is a large baggy with oil and massage into chicken. Add in paprika, garlic powder, and salt. Massage chicken tenders again and dump everything into a casserole dish.
- Bake for 20 minutes then remove chicken tenders. Brush with bbq sauce and then place back into the oven for 10 -15 minutes or until cooked through and at a safe temperature and chicken is cooked through.
- Remove from oven and let rest for 5-10 minutes before serving.
I love simple and fast. They are tender when they come out of the oven. Husband and grandson love these!!
Oh my my! I made the bbq chicken tenders tonight and they truly were the most moist and flavorful I’ve ever eaten! This will definitely be on my weekly rotation for the next FOREVER! Thank you for your recipe! I’ve regained my confidence in cooking!!!
Thank you!! I am so glad you liked it!
This was super good. I used smoked paprika. Yummiest.
Best home prepared BBQ chicken ever made in my kitchen which is a low bar but this jumped way over the bar. Flavor was excellent and vibrant, and the chicken was moist, not dry. Yum.
Thank you so much!
I love it!!!! Simple, quick and delious. As a busy Grammy helping my daughter, this is perfect.
Marilyn L McConnell
Does covering the casserole dish make it stay even more moist?
Yes that could help with to make it moist.
These are such a huge hit with my meal prep clients. They were so easy to make and my clients love them.
So easy to make- very moist and delicious!
so easy and delish! Kudos to you, Jennie
my family gobbled this up like it was their last meal.
I love that the chicken stays juicy and tender
So happy to hear that!
This was awesome. Best barbecue chicken recipe I've ever tried!
So happy to hear that!
So glad you liked it!
These are delicious and very easy to make! I substituted onion powder since I didn’t have garlic powder on hand...turned out fine. This recipe is sure to become a routine meal at the house for sure!
Love this recipe because its easy, always comes out great and is quick to make! This is now my once a week "goto" dinner...even my finicky ones love it!!
Yah!! So glad you like it.
So no mention of what to do with the BBQ sauce other than brush them after 20 min of cooking. 1 cup is a lot of BBQ sauce for brushing. What am I missing here?
I just brush it on at the end. You can use as much or little sauce as you like for this.
Hi! How much is one serving?
Hi Kayla, it would be 1/4 a pound if using 2 pounds of chicken. Tenders vary in size but that could be 2-3 tenders depending on how they are sliced.
Great recipe, thanks for sharing.