Recipe for grilled chicken tenders
The Best Grilled Chicken Tenders
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Marinating Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins

These grilled chicken tenders! They are incredibly tasty and ready in no time! Perfect for those days when you need a quick meal but you do not have loads of time to slave in the kitchen. My kids absolutely adore this and start eating it when it is still hot out of the grill pan. Make this recipe, friends!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Fusion
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 168 kcal
Author: Precious Nkeih of
  • 1 1/2 pounds chicken tenderloins (about 10 chicken tenderloins)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon ginger powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground white or black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 chicken seasoning cube 4g cube
  1. Place the chicken in a Ziploc bag then add two tablespoons of the oil and all the seasoning. Close the bag and lightly massage the chicken to evenly distribute the ingredients. Let it marinate in the fridge for 20 minutes or overnight if you can.

  2. Place a grill pan on high heat and grub the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil on top. Let it heat up until it starts to smoke. Gently place the chicken in the pan. It should take about 5 pieces of chicken at once. Let the chicken cook on one side for 4-5 minutes then flip to the other side and let it cook for another 4-5 minutes. Remove from the pan and repeat process with the rest of the chicken.

  3. Serve warm with your favorite side. We had it with potato fries and some ketchup.

Recipe Notes

1. You could use fresh spices and herbs if you want to. In that case, you'll need 3 teaspoons of freshly chopped parsley, 3 teaspoons of freshly chopped basil, 2 teaspoons of minced garlic, 3 teaspoons of ground ginger, and 3 teaspoons of chopped onion. You could combine all these ingredients together with the oil for the marinade and blend then use to marinate the chicken.

2. You could use an outdoor grill with this recipe. In that case, still cook for about 4 minutes on each side.