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How Long To Cook Chicken Tenders On Stove

Easy Pan-Fried Chicken Tenders (12 Servings)

  • Author: Bobby




  1. Clean the chicken tenders by rinsing them and patting them dry.
  2. Individually sprinkle each herb or spice on each side of the chicken tenders. Your particular preferences will determine how much you use. A suggestion is to use a light sprinkling of the garlic and onion powders, then a heavy sprinkling with the rest of the spices.
  3. In a large-sized skillet over medium heat, melt the ghee or butter and add the oil. Place the chicken tenders into the pan, with the seasoned side facing downwards, do this as soon as the pan is hot. Don’t move the tenders once they’re in the skillet. Cook them for 3 to 5 minutes, or until their edges are opaque and white.
  4. Season the opposite side of the chicken while it is cooking in the skillet.
  5. Turn the chicken tenders over once their edges have turned white and cook them on the opposite side for another 3 to 5 minutes, or until totally cooked through and there’s no pink color visible anywhere. Tenders that are thinner will typically take less than 3 minutes, while those that are thicker will take longer.
  6. Remove the cooked tenders from the skillet and serve them immediately with a dipping sauce of Honey Mustard or Ranch dressing.

Leftovers from this recipe can be kept in the fridge for as long as a week in an airtight container. To reheat the tenders, pour more ghee or butter and oil into a skillet, slice the tenders into bite-sized pieces, then pan-fry them until they’re crispy and cooked through.

The sliced tenders make a great topping for any green salad mixture once they’ve been cooked or reheated. For a substantial supper, you can also drizzle the tenders with plain Honey Mustard Dressing or Hot Bacon Honey Mustard Dressing.

This recipe yields delicious tenders that can either be eaten as is or introduced as the main or side in several other recipes, making it quite adaptable. It is also a quick and easy recipe to achieve, with an entire cooking duration of 25 minutes, including a prep time of 5 minutes and a cook time of 20 minutes.

If you’re interested in more recipe ideas for chicken tenders cooked on the stovetop, we recommend that you see this video recipe.