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Pickle-Brined Baked Chicken Tenders

These juicy, flavorful chicken tenders are marinated in pickle juice then breaded and baked in the oven or air fryer!

Pickle-Brined Baked Chicken Tenders

Extremely tender and super crispy, these Pickle Brined Chicken Tenders are life-changing!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Air Fryer Pickle-Brined Chicken, Pickle-Brined Baked Chicken Tenders, Pickle-Brined Chicken
Servings: 4
Calories: 244kcal

Ingredients

  • 12 (1 & 1/4 lbs) chicken tenders or skinless breasts cut into strips
  • 1- 1/4 cup Dill pickle juice, enough to cover the chicken
  • ½ tsp. Kosher salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 1 Large egg, beaten
  • 1 Large egg white
  • ½ cup Seasoned breadcrumbs
  • ½ cup Seasoned panko
  • cooking spray

Instructions

  • Place chicken in a shallow bowl and cover with pickle juice (enough to cover completely). Marinate in the refrigerator 8 hours.
  • After 8 hours, drain and dry the chicken completely on paper towels; discard marinade.
  • Preheat oven to 425F. Spray a large baking sheet with generously with oil.
  • Combine egg, egg white, salt and pepper in a medium bowl. In a shallow bowl, combine the bread crumbs and panko.
  • Dip chicken in the egg wash, then into the breadcrumb mixture and shake off excess.
  • Place the chicken onto the prepared baking sheet and spray the top generously. Bake in the lower third of the oven until the bottom is golden, 8 to 10 minutes. Turn and bake 6 minutes, until golden.

Air Fryer

  • Preheat the air fryer to 400F. Spray the chicken on both sides with oil. Cook in batches in a single layer 5 to 6 minutes on each side.

Notes

Serving: 3 tenders

Nutrition Facts


  • Amount Per ServingCalories244
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 6g 10%
    • Saturated Fat 1g 5%
  • Cholesterol 150mg 50%
  • Sodium 422mg 18%
  • Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
    • Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
    • Sugars 1g
  • Protein 37g 74%

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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    Written by Lisa Yarde

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