Cheddar Ranch Chicken Tenders

These Cheddar Ranch Chicken Tenders are packed full of seasoning and are bursting with flavor! I love a good Sheet Pan recipe and this one is one of my favorites! Such an easy cleanup and so simple to make. This meal is delicious and is the perfect quick and easy dinner for your family.

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Why Make Cheddar Ranch Chicken Tenders

  • Under 10 ingredients
  • Simple instructions
  • Easy dinner option
  • Kid-friendly
  • Budget-friendly

Ingredients Needed:

Meat – Boneless skinless chicken tenders

Seasoning – Salt, black pepper

Pantry – Dry ranch dressing mix, panko bread crumbs

Dairy – Sour cream, shredded sharp cheddar cheese, grated parmesan cheese

How to Make Cheddar Ranch Chicken Tenders

Begin by combining the sour cream and ranch dressing mix in a bowl, adding the chicken tenders and mixture into a large Ziploc bag, and kneading the bag to coat the chicken tenders in the sour cream mixture.

After coating the chicken, refrigerate for at least an hour to allow the chicken to marinate.

Next, preheat your oven to 425° F and spray a sheet pan with non-stick cooking spray.

You’ll then mix your panko breadcrumbs, grated parmesan cheese, salt, pepper and shredded cheddar cheese in a bowl and dip the marinated chicken into the mixture and place on the prepared sheet pan.

Finally, bake for 40 minutes or until chicken is cooked, reaching about 165° F with a meat thermometer. Enjoy!

Prep-Ahead Instructions

This is a super easy recipe to prep-ahead. Just place the chicken tenders in a large Ziploc Bag. Combine the Ranch Dressing Mix and Sour Cream and add it to the bag. Seal tightly and knead everything in the bag together. Store in the refrigerator until ready to cook.

Recommended Sides

Pair any of your favorite sides with this chicken tenders. With this type of home-cooked comfort meal, I recommend green beans, mashed potatoes, fries, or a side salad!

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Cheddar Ranch Chicken Tenders

Cheddar Ranch Chicken Tenders

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 2 hours

Cheddar Ranch Chicken Tenders are packed full of flavor with delicious seasonings! Bake these on a sheet pan for easy cleanup!

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. Boneless Skinless Chicken Tenders
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 1 tsp. Black Pepper
  • 1 cup Sour Cream
  • 1 Package Dry Ranch Dressing Mix
  • 1 cup Plain Panko Breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • 1/2 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese

Instructions

    1. Place the chicken tenders in a large Ziploc Bag.
    2. In a bowl, combine sour cream and Ranch Dressing Mix. Pour mixture into the Ziploc bag and close. Knead the bag to coat the chicken with the sour cream and ranch mixture.
    3. Refrigerate the chicken in the Ziploc bag and allow to marinate for at least one hour.
    4. Preheat your oven to 425° F. Spray a sheet pan with non-stick cooking spray.
    5. Mix the panko breadcrumbs, grated parmesan cheese, salt, pepper and shredded cheddar cheese in a bowl.
    6. Dip the marinated chicken into the dry mixture and place on the prepared sheet pan.
    7. Bake for 40 minutes or until chicken is cooked, reaching about 165° F with a meat thermometer.

Notes

Prep Ahead Instructions -

Place the chicken tenders in a large Ziploc Bag. Combine the Ranch Dressing Mix and Sour Cream and add it to the bag. Seal tightly and knead everything in the bag together. Store in the refrigerator until ready to cook.

Cooking Instructions -

Mix the panko breadcrumbs, grated parmesan cheese, salt, pepper and shredded cheddar cheese in a bowl. Dip the marinated chicken into the dry mixture and place on a greased sheet pan. Bake for 40 minutes at 425° F or until chicken reaches 165° F.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 657Total Fat: 36gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 205mgSodium: 1476mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 61g

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