My Italian chicken tenders are a recreation of a delicious staple on a local buffet.  Everyday at lunch a local Italian place hs a lunch buffet that is to die for.  The first time I ate there I fell in love with their Italian Chicken Tenders

When I asked the waitress what they were,  she said they were chicken tenders tossed in their house Italian dressing.  These would be perfect with a side salad or some mashed potatoes!

Italian Chicken Tenders via Mini Van Dreams

Calories 265 kcal
Chef Julia


  • 12 frozen breaded chicken tenders
  • 1/2 cup zesty light Italian dressing
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Garlic powder to taste


  1. Cook chicken tenders according to package directions (Note: some chicken tenders are raw and must be cooked correctly to ensure safety.)
  2. Remove chicken tenders from oven. Drizzle with Italian dressing.
  3. Flip tenders over to ensure all sides are coated with dressing.
  4. Season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
  5. Serve hot.

Recipe Notes

*Ensure you cook chicken according to package directions. Some chicken tenders are breaded and raw inside and must be cooked properly.*

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving (3 g)
Calories 265 Calories from Fat 149
% Daily Value*
Fat 16.5g25%
Saturated Fat 3.5g22%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 45mg15%
Sodium 950mg41%
Potassium 0mg0%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 0IU0%
Vitamin C 0mg0%
Calcium 0mg0%
Iron 0mg0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



6 Comments on Italian Chicken Tenders

  1. I love any recipe that starts with “frozen chicken tenders”! Yes, please!!
    PS I’m sending you a nomination for the Sunshine Award in a post tonight. Have fun!

  2. This recipe was super yummy! Easy to make as well. Can’t go wrong with chicken tenders drizzled in Italian dressing. I had no doubt I would find these at the store btw lol

  3. You loose the farm!! LOL. I almost never have breaded chicken tenders, but this sounds so good I might have to go out and get some! Thanks for sharing on the Time to Sparkl Link Party. I shared my Seafood Minestrone there, stop by and check it out if you have a chance.

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