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Crock Pot Chicken Tenders is an easy and delicious chicken recipe. Chicken Tenderloins are cooked to perfection with simple seasoning.

Cooked chicken tenders and gravy in the slow cooker
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Slow Cooker Chicken Tenders Recipe:

This Chicken Tenders in Crock Pot Recipe is loaded with flavor and one of the easiest and super simple chicken tender recipe that you will make. The Zesty Italian Dressing mix combined with the lemon and other simple seasoning makes this a family favorite meal.

This chicken is cooked in a simple sauce that is delicious poured over the delicious slow cooker chicken and your veggies. The hint of lemon juice and the garlic makes this cook juicy and tender.

This crock pot recipe is simple to make and cooks in less than 4 hours on low. Make a side of potatoes with a broccoli and your meal is complete. Add a side of homemade rolls to get every last drop of the sauce in this slow cooker recipe.

Ingredients needed - chicken tenders, italian dressing mix, minced garlic, lemons, butter, chicken broth, cornstarch

Ingredients: 

  • Chicken Tenders 
  • Italian Dressing Mix 
  • Minced Garlic 
  • Lemons, juiced 
  • Butter 
  • Chicken Broth 
  • Cornstarch 
Chicken Tenders on a plate with mashed potatoes and grave with a side of broccoli

How to Make Chicken Tenders in Crock Pot:

  • Step 1 – Place chicken in slow cooker – Put the chicken in the bottom of a 6 quart crock pot. 
  • Step 2 – Add seasoning – Top the chicken with the Italian dressing mix, minced garlic, lemon juice, butter and chicken broth. 
Adding the ingredients to the crock pot
  • Step 3 – Cover and Cook – Cover and cook on low for 3-4 hours. Or on high for 1.5-2 hours until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F. 
  • Step 4 – Add juices to a saucepan – Pour the juices from the crock pot into a saucepan and heat it over medium heat. 
  • Step 5 – Combine Cornstarch and Water – In a small bowl, whisk the cornstarch with 3 tablespoons of cold water. 
  • Step 6 – Whisk together until combined – Whisk this mixture into the saucepan and heat for 2-4 minutes until thicken.  Then pour the sauce back over the chicken in the crock pot. 
  • Step 7 – Serve and enjoy – Serve warm with your favorite sides and enjoy.
Cooked chicken tenders in the crock pot

What is the Cook Time for Chicken Tenders?

Since chicken tenders are small, they do no cook as long as boneless skinless chicken breast or chicken thighs. If you have the time, I would cook the chicken tenders on low for about 3 to 4 hours.

But they can also be cooked on high for less than 2 hours.

Chicken Tenders on a plate with mashed potatoes and grave with a side of broccoli

Is it better to Cook Chicken on high or low in crockpot?

We actually prefer to cook chicken on low when making crockpot recipes. This allows the chicken to cook tender and juicy.

Chicken Tenders on a plate with mashed potatoes and grave with a side of broccoli

Tips for Crock Pot Chicken Tenders:

  • Cooking Chicken – Make sure you adjust your time when making chicken tenders in the slow cooker. Chicken tenders do not take as long to cook as chicken breast.
  • Meat Thermometer – To check to make sure your chicken is done, use a meat thermometer. This allows you to check internal temperature is 165 degrees.
  • Thicken Sauce – Make a cornstarch slurry to thicken sauce to pour over chicken and vegetables.
Chicken Tenders on a plate with mashed potatoes and grave with a side of broccoli

What to Serve with Crockpot Chicken Tenders:

  • Mashed Potatoes – We love making these Crock Pot Mashed Potatoes for an easy side dish.
  • Roasted Vegetables – Make roasted broccoli or asparagus for a delicious and easy side dish.
  • Homemade Rolls – Make sure to add a side of rolls to get every last drop of the delicious sauce.
Chicken Tenders on a plate with mashed potatoes and grave with a side of broccoli

Substitutions and Additions:

  • Vegetables – Feel free to add in in carrots and potatoes to make this a complete meal.
  • Change the Seasoning – We love the Italian Dressing Mix, but use what you have. Ranch dressing mix would be a delicious substitute.
  • Chicken – You can make this delicious with chicken breast or chicken thighs.
Cooked chicken tenders and gravy in a slow cooker

How to Store Leftovers:

Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days.  

Chicken Tenders on a plate with mashed potatoes and grave with a side of broccoli

Crock Pot Chicken Tenders

5 from 85 votes
Crock Pot Chicken Tenders is an easy and delicious chicken recipe. Chicken Tenderloins are cooked to perfection with simple seasoning.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Servings 4
Cuisine American
Course Main Course
Calories 352

Ingredients

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Instructions

  • Put the chicken in the bottom of a 6 quart crock pot.
  • Top the chicken with the Italian dressing mix, minced garlic, lemon juice, butter and chicken broth.
  • Cover and cook on low for 3-4 hours or on high for 1.5-2 hours until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.
  • Pour the juices from the crock pot into a saucepan and heat it over medium heat.  In a small bowl, whisk the cornstarch with 3 tablespoons of cold water.  Whisk this mixture into the saucepan and heat for 2-4 minutes until thicken.  Then pour the sauce back over the chicken in the crock pot.
  • Serve warm with your favorite sides and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days. 

Nutrition Facts

Calories 352kcal, Carbohydrates 11g, Protein 49g, Fat 12g, Saturated Fat 5g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 3g, Trans Fat 0.3g, Cholesterol 161mg, Sodium 445mg, Potassium 927mg, Fiber 2g, Sugar 1g, Vitamin A 256IU, Vitamin C 32mg, Calcium 31mg, Iron 1mg

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  1. Carrie Barnard says:

    oops! I fixed that. thank you

  2. Karen Poplawski says:

    When I say the cook time was only 3 minutes, I was like no way. Then I saw in the direction area it says 3 to 4 hours, much better.

  3. Teresa says:

    5 stars
    These chicken tenders are FABULOUS! Quickly came together and cooked on low for 3 1/2 hours. Served with crashed potatoes. These will be a regular on our menu.

  4. Trisha says:

    Very good recipe; I added 4 tablespoons zesty Italian salad dressing when I was making the sauce at the end

  5. Kara says:

    5 stars
    Please erase that comment from me. That was for a different recipe for a whole different website. So sorry!!!! ????????????

  6. Julie Urso says:

    5 stars
    Does the sauce taste very lemony??