Sweet and Spicy Baked Chicken Tenders with Asian-Style Sauce

These Sweet and Spicy Asian Chicken Tenders consist of breaded chicken breasts that are baked until golden brown and then tossed in a sticky Asian-style sauce. Serve with some vegetable fried rice, cauliflower rice, or Pad Thai, as well as some roasted broccoli or cauliflower for a quick and delicious meal that comes together in under 30 minutes.

If you like these Asian-inspired baked chicken tenders (aka baked boneless chicken wings), then try my Grilled Asian Chicken, Sticky Asian Chicken Thighs, and my Slow Cooker Asian Meatballs. You’ll love ’em!

These Sweet and Spicy Asian Chicken Tenders are baked until golden brown then tossed in a sticky Asian sauce. Serve with rice and veggies!

Homemade Sweet and Spicy Asian Chicken Tenders

These Sweet and Spicy Asian Chicken Tenders are super easy to make, requiring less than 30 minutes to make from start to finish! I cut the chicken breast into thin tenders, and pound them with a mallet to be a bit thinner. This helps the chicken to cook evenly and stay juicy! Then, I coat the chicken tenders in Panko breadcrumbs to make them super crispy on the outside.

You just can’t go wrong with a sweet and spicy sauce and crispy chicken tenders. Made with soy sauce, sweet chili sauce, sriracha, hoisin sauce and sesame oil, this sauce is amazingly sweet, spicy, and tangy. Plus, you can make these chicken tenders as spicy or sweet as you’d like. If you like a little more heat (like me), add some more crushed red pepper flakes and sriracha. Yum!

Key Ingredients for These Asian Chicken Tenders

  • Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts: You’ll need two for this recipe, pounded out to be thinner and sliced into tenders.
  • All-Purpose Flour: To help the egg adhere to the chicken for the Panko breading.
  • Egg: Just one to help the Panko breadcrumbs stick to the chicken.
  • Panko Breadcrumbs: For the crispy, crunchy breading.
  • Salt and Pepper: To taste.
  • Sweet and Spicy Asian Sauce: Combined 1/4 cup sweet chili sauce, 1 minced garlic clove, 1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce, 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil, and 1 1/2 teaspoons Sriracha
  • Crushed Red Pepper Flakes: For garnish, if desired.
  • Sesame Seeds: For garnish if desired.

These Sweet and Spicy Asian Chicken Tenders are baked until golden brown then tossed in a sticky Asian sauce. Serve with rice and veggies!

How to make Sweet and Spicy Asian Chicken Tenders

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Season the panko breadcrumbs with salt and pepper.
  • Dip the chicken into the flour, egg and breadcrumbs — starting with the flour and ending with breadcrumbs.
  • Line the chicken tenders on a baking sheet covered with a silicon baking mat or aluminum foil, spacing them apart so that they get crispy on all sides.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until fully cooked and golden brown.
  • Prepare the Asian-style sauce by whisking together hoisin sauce, sweet chili sauce, minced garlic, tablespoon low sodium soy sauce, teaspoon sesame oil, and teaspoons Sriracha in a medium bowl.
  • Toss the cooked chicken with the Sweet and Spicy Asian Sauce.
  • Serve immediately with crushed red pepper flakes and sesame seeds, if desired. Enjoy!

These Sweet and Spicy Asian Chicken Tenders are baked until golden brown then tossed in a sticky Asian sauce. Serve with rice and veggies!

What to serve with these Crispy Asian Chicken Tenders

How To Store, Freeze, and Reheat These Asian Chicken Tenders

  • Store leftovers in an airtight container or ziplock bag in the fridge for up to three days.
  • Freeze cooked chicken and Asian sauce separately for up to three months.
  • Reheat frozen chicken tenders and Asian sauce by allowing to thaw in the fridge overnight. Then, bake tenders in the oven at 425 degrees for 10 minutes or so until warmed through and crispy. You can also reheat them in the air fryer at 450 for 5-10 minutes. Place container of frozen sauce in a bowl of hot water until warmed through.

These Sweet and Spicy Asian Chicken Tenders are baked until golden brown then tossed in a sticky Asian sauce. Serve with rice and veggies!

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Sweet and Spicy Asian Chicken Tenders

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4

These Sweet and Spicy Asian Chicken Tenders are baked until golden brown then tossed in a sticky Asian sauce. Serve with rice and veggies!

Ingredients

  • 2 large chicken breasts cut into tenders
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • salt and pepper

Sweet and Spicy Asian Sauce

  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 1/4 cup sweet chili sauce
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1-1 1/2 teaspoons sriracha or to taste
  • crushed red pepper flakes if desired
  • sesame seeds for garnish if desired

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Season the breadcrumbs with salt and pepper.
  • Starting with the flour and ending with breadcrumbs, dip the chicken into the flour, egg and breadcrumbs.
  • Line the chicken tenders on a baking sheet covered with a silicon baking mat.
  • Place in the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes or until fully cooked and golden brown.
  • Toss the cooked chicken with the Sweet and Spicy Asian Sauce.
  • Serve immediately with crushed red pepper flakes and sesame seeds if desired.

Sweet and Spicy Asian Sauce

  • Whisk all of the ingredients together in a large bowl (You want it big enough to toss the chicken in after it is cooked). Set aside until ready to toss with the chicken tenders.
Nutrition Facts
Sweet and Spicy Asian Chicken Tenders
Amount Per Serving
Calories 311 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 114mg38%
Sodium 867mg38%
Potassium 483mg14%
Carbohydrates 33g11%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 93IU2%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 45mg5%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Asian Chicken Tenders, chicken, Easy Recipe, Sweet and Spicy Asian Sauce

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