I’m always on a mission to make better chicken. If you eat a lot of chicken, you know what I’m talking about. It’s cheap and high in protein, and goes with everything, sure. But how many of you just get bored of it after awhile?

That’s who this recipe is for — those of you that know you’re not going to kick chicken out of your routine, but you just need a tastier way.

The flavor in this chicken comes from one of my favorite seasoning blends, Ava Jane’s Kitchen Hot Roasted Garlic. It’s got high quality red pepper flakes combined with roasted garlic pieces. It’s got heat, for sure. But not the kind of heat that makes your mouth burn with not a lot of anything else. It’s a flavorful heat, and is has the mellow flavor of roasted garlic to balance the heat. It’s a great replacement for the red pepper flakes you might have on hand.

As far as the chicken, these are made of actual chicken tenders, and yes that is a real thing. It’s the smaller part of the breast that you can usually just pull right off. So they taste like chicken breast, but are actually tender and juicy. You can usually buy just a package of tenders, and of course, you can also just cut up a regular chicken breast.

The chicken is brushed with Ava Jane’s Kitchen Avocado Oil, then coated in a combo of breadcrumbs and Hot Roasted Garlic spice blend. Then baked until done, for an easy, mess free way to make chicken tenders that adults will love. These make a great meal served with your favorite veggies, but you can also make them as an appetizer with some ranch or other creamy dip to counter the heat.


Serves 4
Prep time: 30 minutes



1/2 cup breadcrumbs

2 tablespoons AJK Hot Roasted Garlic spice blend

1 1/2 pounds chicken tenders

2 tablespoons Ava Jane’s Kitchen Avocado Oil



Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Combine the breadcrumbs and seasoning in a bowl and set aside.

Toss the chicken tenders with the oil, then coat with the seasoning. Lay on the baking sheet.

Bake for 15-20 minutes, until chicken is browned and cooked through. Serve immediately.


Easy to download PDF: Hot Roasted Garlic Chicken Tenders