Baked Cheesy Chicken Tenders and WinonaPure Oils Review

When I find something I like, I tend to go overboard with it. If it’s food, I’ll eat or serve the same dish multiple nights in a row, until we’re all sick of it. If it’s a song, I’ll listen to it over and over again, until I drive people crazy. In this case, it’s a food item that I’ve gone nuts for–Baked Cheesy Chicken Tenders.

Baked Cheesy Chicken Tenders

I saw these on Pinterest a few weeks ago, and made them last week. Great Zombie Jesus, these are the best (yes, we’ve been re-watching Futurama again, why do you ask?), so I made them again. And that is why there is a picture of only one of them…We couldn’t wait to dig in! I thought I had pinned the recipe, but when I went looking for it again, I couldn’t find it. So I made up my own, incorporating Olive Oil Spray from WinonaPure Oils.

Winona Pure Olive Oil & Assembly LineI’d sent them an email raving about how awesome I thought their products were–It’s simply oil in a spray can. No chemicals, no propellants, nothing weird. Just oil. Plus, unlike your traditional cooking spray bottles, you can recycle these! And, they’re made somewhat close by–In Green Bay, Wisconsin. After my email, the folks there got in contact with me and were kind enough to send me samples of four of their oils:

Winona Pure OilsI’ve bought the canola and olive oils before, but I hadn’t tried the sunflower oil or the Popcorn Butter Spray (I gather that one’s fairly new). We tested it out on some popcorn one afternoon:

Winona Pure Popcorn Butter SprayIt’s definitely healthier than the usual quarter cup of butter I like to slop all over my popcorn!

But back to the chicken–It’s cheesy, crunchy, and it’s baked, so it’s moderately healthier than frying. Overall, it’s delicious and it’s my new favorite way to eat chicken. Jay wants me to make these incorporating buffalo sauce, which, we all know I will do at some point!

Yield: 4-6

Baked Cheesy Chicken Tenders

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes


  • 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken tenders
  • 1 C all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 C milk
  • 1 C whole wheat panko
  • 1 C shredded cheese (mozzarella, cheddar, co-jack, etc.)
  • Cooking Spray (I used Winona Pure's Olive Oil spray)


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Spray a baking dish with the olive oil spray and set aside.

In a shallow dish, whisk together the flour and paprika. In a second shallow dish, combine the egg and the milk, beating lightly. In a third shallow dish, combine the panko and the shredded cheese.

In assembly-line fashion, dip each chicken tender first in the flour/paprika, then the egg, and then the panko/cheese. Place in the prepared baking dish and repeat with the remaining tenders.

Cover the baking dish and bake the tenders 35-40 minutes or until cooked through.

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My thanks again to Winona Pure for the samples!

DISCLOSURE: I was provided samples by Winona Pure, but no other compensation. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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