How Long to Cook Chicken Breast Tenderloins
Since they are fairly small, chicken breast tenderloins don't take long to cook in the oven. When determining how long to cook chicken breast tenderloins, the main consideration is your oven temperature.
- 350 degrees Fahrenheit: 15-20 minutes
- 375 degrees Fahrenheit: 14-15 minutes
- 400 degrees Fahrenheit: 10-12 minutes
Chicken tenderloins are actually a cut of thin muscle from underneath the chicken breast that is named for how tender they are. They're particularly popular as breaded chicken tenders! They're also fairly easy to cook. And because they are relatively uniform in size, you don't have to take into account the size of the piece of meat when determining how long to cook chicken strips.
It's important that chicken tenderloins reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit in the center. The best way to get an accurate read of whether or not they're ready to eat is to use a meat thermometer and stick it into the thickest part of a chicken strip.