Lemon Garlic Chicken Tenders

Lemon Garlic Chicken Tenders

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken tender, Lemon Garlic Chicken Tenders
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
chilling time 12 hours
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 198 kcal
Author Jennie Duncan


  • 1 pound chicken tenders (boneless and skinless)
  • 2 tablespoons butter (melted)
  • 2 lemons (juiced)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon thyme (dried)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (or to taste)


  1. Place chicken tenders in a large bag. Place garlic powder, thyme, and salt into a small mixing bowl.

  2. Add melted butter and lemon juice to seasoning. Mix together well then pour into the baggy with the chicken tenders.

  3. Preheat oven to 350°  F. Pour marinated chicken into a casserole dish and bake for 25-30 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Serve and enjoy. 

Recipe Notes

Do I have to marinate all night?

Of course not, it is your chicken after all. Feel free to bake the chicken right away but allowing it to marinate overnight will bring the flavor thought out the entire chicken tender. If you could just do 1-3 hours I think that would even do the trick. Just know that the longer you allow it to set the better it will taste.

Nutrition Facts
Lemon Garlic Chicken Tenders
Amount Per Serving
Calories 198 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 87mg29%
Sodium 473mg20%
Potassium 503mg14%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin A 235IU5%
Vitamin C 30.8mg37%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.