Chicken Teriyaki Tenders
This Baked Teriyaki Chicken Tenders is a Chicken Teriyaki Tenders recipe made in teriyaki sauce; delicious with a side of rice.
Friends, this recipe makes the best Baked Teriyaki Chicken Recipe! I love chicken tenders because they are soft and tender, like this Lemon-Rosemary Roasted Chicken Tenders with Potatoes recipe. This recipe is tasty served with rice and your favorite side vegetable!
Chicken Teriyaki Tenders
Of course you can make baked teriyaki chicken with store-bought sauce, but this recipe is so easy, you’ll really want to make it. Homemade easy baked teriyaki chicken is the best.
Why we love this recipe
Makes the best weeknight, quick dinner!
You can serve it with this green salad and parmesan asparagus.
Ingredients for Baked Chicken Tenders
- Chicken tenders
- Cornstarch + water
- Soy Sauce
- Cider Vinegar
- Ground ginger
- White pepper
- Rice and asparagus
How to make chicken tenders
- Whisk together the cornstarch and cold water; sugar, soy sauce, vinegar, garlic, ginger, and white black pepper.
- Heat in a small saucepan over low heat and simmer until thick.
- Wash and pat dry chicken pieces. Place on a sprayed baking sheet. Brush the chicken with the sauce and turn the chicken tenders over and brush again.
- Bake and baste!
- Serve with rice and a veggie!
Tips how to get the party started when you are behind
Friends, I’m sharing a few tips that I shared back in 2012 on hosting. My kids were much younger, so life was a bit different then!
Are you ever running behind when guests ring the door bell?
Here are some tips that can help you get the party started, when you’re feeling a few steps behind:
- Ask the kids to greet the guests at the front door and invite them in. That will give you a few more minutes to get ready.
- Greet your guests and invite them into your kitchen. Give them a small job to do.
- Bring the guests into your kitchen, offer them a drink and a stool, and get the conversation going while they watch you finish up your duties.
- Usher your guests into the back yard, with a drink, and tell them to feel free to relax or wander around the garden area.
For sure you don’t want to leave your guests standing at the front door. And for sure you don’t want to hide out in the kitchen while they are waiting for the “party” to get started.
Baked Teriyaki Chicken Tenders Recipe
Enjoy this easy weeknight meal. This recipe has been on the blog since 2012, so it’s a good old-faithful standy! :)
It’s a recipe you can make up ahead of time and pop in the oven as your guests are mingling over appetizers and drinks!
More chicken recipes to try:
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Baked Teriyaki Chicken Tenders Recipe
- 24 chicken tenders
- 2 Tbsp cornstarch
- 2 Tbsp water
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup soy sauce
- ½ cup cider vinegar
- 3-4 cloves garlic, minced
- ½ tsp ground ginger
- ½ tsp white pepper
- brown rice + asparagus, cooked for serving
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- Whisk together the cornstarch and cold water; add in the sugar, soy sauce, vinegar, garlic, ginger, and white black pepper. Heat in a small saucepan over low heat. Let simmer; stirring frequently until sauce thickens and comes to a boil.
- Wash and pat dry chicken pieces. Place on a sprayed baking sheet. Brush the chicken with the sauce and turn the chicken tenders over; brush again.
- Bake for 30 minutes; turn the pieces over and bake another 10-15 minutes, or until done.
- Brush the chicken pieces with the sauce every 10 minutes.
- Serve with rice and a side vegetable(asparagus).
Making this recipe was super easy and it came out so good! I usually get chicken teriyaki for lunch and was looking for an alternative to save on money and this is it! Loved it 😊
Love making my own teriyaki sauce so I can control the ingredients and sugar. This one is delicious and really delicious paired with chicken.
Best teriyaki chicken tenders ever! These were amazing and tasted absolutely incredible! Had ours with some rice and veggies tonight! Delicious!
Your teriki sauce recipe is slightly different from mine, so I was eager to try it out. I used it on boneless skinless chicken breasts which were served with rice and broccoli. What a hit! We used leftovers in wraps the next day. Delicious!
I absolutely love these for meal prep! They are so tasty, easy, and travel really well. I’m going to try this teriyaki sauce on other meats, too!
Very good. Thank you for sharing this recipe. I followed your directions, however, I cooked the chicken in a glass backing dish and I didn’t have any problem with smoking or clean-up.
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Hi!! I wish I had written down the original recipe… any way you can send that one?? We love the original!! We always use the sauce to baste onto the chicken as we grill it. Thank you so much if you can!
Here you go: 2 Tbsp. cornstarch
2 Tbsp. cold water
1 cup sugar
1 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup cider vinegar
3-4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 1/2 tsp. ground ginger (fresh is good, too)
1/2 tsp. white pepper
24 chicken tenders
I just finished making this, and it is SO yummy! The teriyaki sauce is now my new favorite, thanks for a great recipe :)
This recipe looks delicious! I’m curious – what is a chicken tender? It looks like it might be sliced chicken breast but the only tenders I’ve seen in grocery stores are prepared already – breaded and in the frozen department. you just pop ’em in the oven.
Hi, Melissa. Chicken tenderloins are short, thin cuts taken from beneath the breast of the bird. I always buy them in bulk at Costco. :)
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Thank you for sharing this recipe – it is amazing! Two things I would mention to others thinking of making it: set aside a bit of the teriyaki to drizzle over your chicken and rice when serving (yum!!!) and the baking sheet horror. Unless I did something wrong, the teriyaki sauce on the baking sheet burned, started smoking, and was horrible to clean (the chicken was perfect, though). Next time I’m thinking aluminum foil :) Again, wonderful recipe, thank you!
Hi, Chris. I added your tips into the post, but the original recipe (and photo) says to bake on foil-lined pan. So yes, I agree! It’s messy (and good). Thanks for sharing! :)
This is such an amazing recipe! I halved it for hubby and I and we barely have leftovers for tomorrow. That sauce is so incredibly good! Will be making this again!
I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Yana! Thanks for letting me know!
Yum. Looks good! REally, for me, it just depends…I do like to have everything ready, but sometimes that doesn’t happen so I have no problem with guests in the kitchen or hubby and girls (if they are home) will visit with them. We don’t really do anything “formal” so it’s pretty chill and relaxed.
These look so tasty. If I didn’t have chicken tenders could I just use cut up chicken breasts?
That is a really good tip especially to those fresh
to the blogosphere. Short but very accurate info… Thank you for
sharing this one. A must read post!
People like to be put to work! It takes the edge off and everyone feels a part of it. What a delicious dinner party this must have been, the entire plate looks yummy!!
I’m way more comfortable if people show up when a couple things need to be finished! (Just small things, not cooking the whole dinner) I feel like it’s just a more relaxed environment to chat, especially when the first people show up or if it’s someone I don’t know so well.
I try to be dressed and ready at least one hour before the guests are scheduled to arrive. It’s only a problem if I have last minute cooking to do. I hate sweating over a hot stove in my party clothes. Oh yeah women don’t sweat:) I started this after getting caught in the kitchen in my crummy work clothes two different times. I decided I had to have a better plan!
Chicken looks yummy.
The chicken looks great, Sandy. As an answer to your question: it all depends on who’s visiting. If it’s family they can come and help in the kitchen while I finish some last minute things. But if it’s people who I don’t see very often or it’s an important event, I like to have most everything done before they arrive. Then it’s just a matter of a few finishing touches while my husband entertains them.
You”l when you see the title of my latest post – I thought of you as I was writing it.