Both Betty Crocker and Food Network publish popular recipes for chicken tenders. The Betty Crocker recipe features baked chicken fingers, and the Food Network recipe features fried chicken tenders.
To make the oven-baked chicken tenders, heat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit, line a cookie sheet with foil, and spray it with cooking spray. Take three shallow dishes, placing 1/4 cup of flour in one, beating an egg and a tablespoon of water in the second, and mixing 1 cup of breadcrumbs and 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese in the third. Coat each tender in flour, then egg, and then breadcrumbs before placing the tenders on the cookie sheet. Bake the tenders for 15 to 20 minutes, turning once.
To prepare the Food Network tenders, preheat peanut oil for frying, and cut 2 pounds of chicken breasts into strips. Take three bowls, and beat 3 eggs into one of them, 1 cup of flour in the second and 2 cups of panko and 1 teaspoon each of garlic powder and lemon-pepper and 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne, pepper and salt into the third. Dip each strip into the flour, then the egg, and then into the panko mixture before frying in the oil for six to eight minutes. Drain on a paper towel before serving with a dipping sauce such as honey mustard.