Chicken tenders are possibly the most popular kid’s menu item. Here is a healthier twist on the fried favorite.


4 (4- to 6-ounce) boneless, skinless chicken breasts 

1 cup ground flaxseed (I like Linwoods brand) 

11/2 teaspoons flaky sea salt, such as Maldon 


Ingredients from your kitchen: Salt, pepper, cooking oil

Tools and equipment needed: Knife, baking sheet.



  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil and drizzle a thin layer of oil on top.
  2. Cut each breast lengthwise into 4 pieces.
  3. In a zip-top bag, combine the flaxseed, salt, and pepper.
  4. Put the chicken in the bag, seal the bag, and shake well to coat the tenders all over.
  5. Put the breaded tenders on the prepared baking sheet and bake until cooked through, 15 to 20 minutes.