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Get these yummy Grilled Chicken Tenders on the table in less than 15 minutes. They are tender and flavor packed for a tasty weeknight meal.

Grilled Chicken Tenders on a plate.
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This Easy Chicken Recipe is a quick and easy dinner idea. We love the way the chicken tenders cook on the grill with amazing flavor.

If you love this recipe, make sure to check out Cracker Barrel Chicken Tenders Recipe or Crock Pot Chicken Tenders Recipe for another family favorite meal idea.

Why We Love This Recipe

Simple ingredients gives these grilled chicken tenders so much flavor. The chicken cooks tender, juicy and are the perfect size. We love to serve with our favorite dipping sauce and easy side dishes for a complete meal idea.

These chicken tenders are ready in minutes and is a healthy dinner idea.

Ingredients 

Ingredients for recipe: chicken, lemon, seasoning.
  • Boneless Skinless Chicken Tenders. We used about 7-8 tenders.
  • Olive Oil 
  • Lemon, juiced 
  • Italian Seasoning 
  • Minced Garlic 
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Fresh Parsley, chopped 

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Variations Ideas

  • Try Chicken breasts in this recipe. You can use chicken breasts instead of chicken tenderloins. It will take longer to cook so just make sure to check the internal temperature.
  • BBQ Sauce. Try other flavors on the chicken. My kids love when I use barbecue sauce. Just brush it on both sides of the chicken and grill.

Step by Step Instructions

  • Step 1 – Fire up the grill so it can warm up. Preheat your outdoor grill over medium high heat to about 350 degrees F. Next, spray the grill grates with cooking spray or rub the oil on the grates. This will prevent the chicken from sticking to the grates.
  • Step 2 – Coat the chicken. Put everything except for the chicken in a large mixing bowl. Combine thoroughly so the marinade ingredients are mixed together thoroughly. Add the chicken and make sure all of the chicken is well coated.
 Chicken Tenders in a bowl with seasoning.
  • Step 3 – Marinade the chicken. Let the chicken marinade for at least 20 minutes. I like to do this overnight up to 8 hours. The flavor is really infused into the chicken.
Grilled Chicken Tenders on the grill.
  • Step 4 – Grill the chicken tenders. Put the chicken tenders on the grill and cook for 3-4 minutes. Then flip the chicken and grill for 4 to 6 more minutes on the other side. The chicken needs to reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees F. The chicken should be golden brown and the juices run clear.
  • Step 5 – Serve. Place the juicy chicken on a serving plate. Allow it to sit for at least 5 minutes. Serve warm and enjoy with veggies and lemon juice.

Recipe Tips

  • Prepare Grill – We recommend preheating grill and oil the grill grates to ensure that the chicken do not stick.
  • Meat Thermometer – To ensure you chicken is cooked, use a meat thermometer to check internal temperature of the chicken. The chicken should reach 165 degrees before serving. Cooking time will vary.
Grilled Chicken Tenders on a plate.

Serving Ideas

The ideas are endless for side dish options. It pretty much taste amazing with just about anything. Make sure to add a side of Chick-Fil-A Polynesian Sauce Recipe to dip the chicken tenders in.

Some of our favorites include:

How Long to Grill Chicken Tenders?

Chicken strips take just minutes to cook on the grill. Each side cooks for 4 to 6 minutes for a total time of less than 15 minutes.

That is a super fast dinner. Just make sure the internal temperature of the chicken is 165 degrees.

Grilled Chicken Tenders on a plate.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you Marinate Chicken Overnight?

Yes, you certainly can. This is my preferred way to do it. All of the delicious flavors really soak into the chicken to make the chicken so delicious.
No worries if you forget to do this in advance. The chicken is still super tasty with only 20 minutes of marinade time.

How to Store

Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days. 
We love to enjoy this chicken for a quick lunch or easy dinner during the week. The leftovers taste amazing.
Our favorite way to enjoy leftovers is with a green salad. Top your favorite salad greens with these chicken strips. You have a quick and healthy meal idea.

How to Freeze

Allow the chicken to cool completely. Then place inside an air tight container or freezer bag.
Chicken tenders will last up to 4 months in the freezer. You might want to make extra to be able to have some to freeze.
It is a great way to meal prep and have for easy meals later.

How to Reheat:

Place a wire rack on top of a baking sheet. Place the chicken on the wire rack. This will prevent the chicken from getting soggy.
If you are concerned with the chicken drying out, place a few tablespoons of water in the baking sheet. Then cover with foil.
This will make it easy to reheat the chicken without drying it out.
You can also use the microwave if you prefer. Just cook until heated through.

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Grilled Chicken Tenders

5 from 7 votes
Get these yummy Grilled Chicken Tenders on the table in less than 15 minutes. They are tender and flavor packed for a tasty weeknight meal.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Cuisine American
Course Main Course
Calories 203

Ingredients

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Instructions

  • Preheat your grill over medium high heat to approximately 350 degrees F. Spray the grill grates with a non-stick cooking spray or rub with oil to prevent the chicken from sticking to the grates.
  • Place all the ingredients except for the chicken in a large mixing bowl. Stir to thoroughly combined the marinade ingredients. Then add in the chicken and make sure it’s coated with the marinade. Allow the chicken to marinade for at least 20 minutes or up to 8 hours.
  • Gently place the chicken tenders on the grill. Grill for 4-6 minutes, flip the chicken and then grill for 4-6 more minutes until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.
  • Move the chicken to a plate, let it set for at least 5 minutes. Then serve warm and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

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

Nutrition Facts

Calories 203kcal, Carbohydrates 4g, Protein 25g, Fat 10g, Saturated Fat 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 6g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 73mg, Sodium 424mg, Potassium 480mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 1g, Vitamin A 142IU, Vitamin C 17mg, Calcium 32mg, Iron 1mg

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  1. Cathy says:

    5 stars
    Love them! Also made some with Italian dressing, honey, lime juice, chili powder and Red pepper flakes. They were really amazing as well. I love grilling!