These Creamy Salsa Chicken Tenders are a delicious chicken tenders recipe to make for a Mexican feast! So good with tacos, enchiladas, or taco salad! WATCH THE VIDEO!

Creamy Salsa Chicken Tenders

Easy Chicken Tenders Recipe

This Creamy Salsa Chicken Tenders recipe we enjoyed for dinner earlier this week and everyone loved it. Looking for how to fry corn tortillas for tasty tacos? It’s the way my mama taught me :)

I love a go-to 20-minute chicken dish, and this chicken is the best chicken tenders recipe, if you love Mexican food. You canNOT go wrong. Saucy, sassy, such fresh flavor! What to make with chicken tenders? Serve a Mexican rice, beans, and Best Homemade Guacamole Recipe, served with your favorite tortillas.

Yummy Creamy Salsa Chicken Tenders

What I love about chicken tenders is they do not take long to bake or cook over the stovetop.

Once cooked, add the salsa. Then turn the heat down and stir in fraiche.

Never cooked with fraiche? I buy it at Trader Joe’s and love making this Panna Cotta Basil Appetizer Recipe, too.

Serve with Lime Cilantro Rice – so good!

This week I freshed up the cluttered mantle in our home, with some fresh lovelies. (Looking to paint your fireplace? Check out my Annie Sloan Paris Grey Fireplace Makeover.)

One thing I like to do is treat myself to fresh flowers every so often. I do miss our bright, beautiful pink roses and yard back home, so bringing light and color in always feels good.

My friend, Jenny, is coming to visit this weekend and we will be hiking, eating, doing a puzzle, maybe even riding bikes. Oh, wait, I see a few snowflakes outside :) I can’t wait.

Delicious Creamy Salsa Chicken Tenders

Creamy Salsa Chicken Tenders

I might even make this delicious Creamy Salsa Chicken Tenders for tacos! But it’s also great served with tostadas, burritos, taco salad, or enchiladas!

chicken tenders

Season the chicken. I used McCormick’s Perfect Pinch “Cajun” spice.

creme fraiche

Cook with fresh ingredients. (That is my canned Smoky Zucchini Salsa in the jar.)

Skies the limit on the side recipes you can serve with this … rice, quinoa, beans, a salad, wraps. Don’t forget to serve lime on the side with plenty of cilantro!

Easy, easy, easy! Great for Cinco de Mayo coming up, too! Happy Friday!

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Creamy Salsa Chicken Tenders

This 20-Minute Creamy Salsa Chicken Tenders recipe is quick and easy, easy to double for a large party! You can substitute creme fraiche for sour cream.


  • 4 Tbsp.  olive oil
  • 2.5 – 3 lbs. chicken tenders
  • Favorite seasoning, I used McCormick’s Perfect Pinch “Cajun” spice
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 cups salsa
  • 1/2 cup creme fraiche, or sour cream
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • lime wedges


  • In a large nonstick skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat.
  • Season the chicken. Cook it on both sides until golden for about 3 minutes; transfer to plate.
  • Add the salsa to the skillet and cook on medium heat, stirring for 2 minutes.
  • Turn the heat down to low; stir in creme fraiche.
  • Return the chicken to pan, cover and simmer over low heat, 4-5 minutes.
  • Sprinkle with cilantro; serve with chips, rice, and lime.


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More chicken tenders recipes: Lightened Up Chicken Fingers and Dipping Sauce [Wine and Glue], Healthy Baked Chicken Fingers {Gluten-Free} [Sugar Free Mom].

How to make Creamy Salsa Chicken Tenders

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