Food Time! Spicy Oven-Baked Chicken

It’s been awhile since I’ve done a recipe! Since I am in the heat of the Nanowrimo, I decided to do one!

Are you looking for something yummy and pretty healthy for your family? This one fills the bill. As usual, I don’t provide exact measurements for ingredients. I like to cook by the seat of my chef pants!

Spicy Oven-Baked Chicken


Packaged fresh chicken tenderloins (I imagine you could use whole chicken, but I like that the tenderloins cook up so quickly!)

Hot Sauce


Bread Crumbs

Cooking Instructions

Put the chicken tenders into a bowl and add hot sauce. I used a lot–almost a half of a bottle for my 2 pounds of tenders. Remember: I am feeding the giant boys. I layered the tenders and hot sauce until the bowl was full. Then I poured buttermilk to cover. I marinated for about 2 hours, stirring everything every 30 minutes.

Heat oven to 400 degrees. Pick up chicken tender, shake off marinade, roll in bread crumbs until covered. Layer in oven-safe dish in a single layer, trying not to have pieces touch. Repeat till all the chicken is covered in bread crumbs. Bake approximately 30 minutes.

I served these with sweet potato fries, which baked at the same time.

Sweet Potato Fries


Sweet potatoes

Olive Oil

Cooking Directions

Cut sweet potatoes into small cubes, approximately 1″

Toss with olive oil.

Spread out on baking sheet, making sure no pieces touch. Bake along with chicken tenders, turning twice during cooking so all sides get slightly crispy.

Let me know what you think of this meal! I’d also love to hear how you made it differently. Did you skip the hot sauce? Add anything to the bread crumbs?

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