Oven Baked Cheez-It Chicken Tenders

Recipe by CHRISSYG
READY IN: 30mins


  • 3
    cups Cheez-It crackers (or similar, small cheddar flavored crackers)
  • 14
    cup water
  • nonstick cooking spray (such as Pam)
  • 1
    lb chicken tenders (or boneless skinless breasts, cut into strips)


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil (or silpat if you have it).
  • Place the Cheez-it’s in a zip-lock baggie and give it to your kid to play catch, touch football, whatever. Smack the back a few times with a rolling pin… get the cheese-it’s crushed, but don’t worry if there are some larger pieces. Pour into a shallow bowl or plate.
  • Crack the eggs into a bowl and add the water. Whisk together until combined well. (something else your child can do!).
  • Dip the chicken in the egg mixture, then roll around in the crushed Cheez-it’s (kids love this part!)
  • Place on the cookie sheet, continue until all the chicken is coated.
  • Lightly spray all coated chicken with the cooking spray.
  • Bake at 350°F about 15 -20 minutes (start checking the smaller ones after 10 minutes. I always pull them out as they get cooked through so that the smallest isn’t incinerated by the time the largest piece is done cooking).