Plump & Tender Pan Fried Chicken Tenders

Plump & Tender Pan Fried Chicken Tenders

You can easily make pan fried plump chicken tenders with this recipe! Since they're not deep fried, the calorie count is so much lower! You should definitely try this!

Ingredients: 3 servings

Chicken tenders
Soy sauce
2 tablespoons
2 tablespoons
2 teaspoons
Olive oil
1 tablespoon
2 tablespoons
Gochujang (optional)
1 teaspoon


1. Remove the sinew from the chicken tenders. Cut each tender into 4~5 pieces. Flatten until they about the same thickness as a chicken nugget. (I used a masher this time)
2. Marinate in the soy sauce and garlic for 30-60 minutes. They'll become even more tender if marinated for a day.
3. Coat with katakuriko.
4. Brown in olive oil.
5. Pour on the ketchup. (If using gochujang, add it after mixing in the ketchup) It's done.
6. Great in bentos!
7. Here I put the tenders on a bed of rice and topped it with shredded cabbage, shiso leaves, and mayonnaise.

Story Behind this Recipe

Chicken tenders are low in calories so they're often eaten when you're on a diet, but since my husband isn't on a diet I transformed it. I thought of a recipe that wouldn't dry out the chicken and that would be delicious enough for my husband to eat.