That’s How You Prepare Wendy’s Chicken Tenders at Home

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The light flour coating on the chicken breasts is loved by everyone. The combination of the tender chicken and the crispy coating is perfect.

The freshly fried chicken tenders will be enhanced by a deep-fried sauce or a boiled vegetable with salt. To enjoy the delicious snacks, you can add a cold beverage.

  • Prep time: 20 mins
  • Cooking time: 10 mins
  • Total time: 30 mins
  • Cooking difficulty: tricky
  • Serving for: 4

Wendy’s Chicken Tenders

Credit: Simply Home Cooked 

What Nutrients Are Found in Wendy’s Chicken Tenders


Serving size:

  • Calories: 300
  • Total Fat 22%
  • Cholesterol:23%
  • Protein: 44%
  • Total Carbohydrates: 7%
  • Sodium: 38%
  • Vitamin C: 4%
  • Saturated Fat: 13%
  • Iron: 6%

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Key ingredients for Wendy’s chicken tenders recipe


Four portions:

  • One teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • Two blocks extra firm tofu
  • Two cups chicken-style vegetable broth
  • Cayenne powder, 1 teaspoon
  • One teaspoon onion powder
  • Sea salt (to your taste)
  • Black pepper (optional)
  • Five eggs
  • One teaspoon garlic powder
  • One cup plain breadcrumbs
  • One tablespoon of paprika
  • 1/3 cup Franks Hot Sauce
  • Canola oil

How to Make Wendy’s Chicken Tenders Step by Step:


  1. In a bowl, combine tofu nuggets with chicken-style broth.
  2. Let the marinade sit for 15 minutes.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine flour, salt, breadcrumbs, and onion powder.
  4. Mix egg with Franks Hot Sauce.
  5. Take the tofu out of the marinade.
  6. Mix the flour with the dough and roll them.
  7. The egg mixture should be poured over the tenders.
  8. Finally, coat the dough with flour.
  9. Place the tofu on your baking sheet and heat to 365 degrees F.
  10. Place it in your air fryer for 8-10 minutes.
  11. Place the tenders on a wire rack after taking them out of your air fryer.
  12. Warm them up.

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Let’s Serve

These delicious chicken tenders can be served with

  • Vegan ranch
  • Creamy Sriracha
  • Maple mustard
  • BBQ sauce
  • Habanero Ranch

Dos and Don’ts

Bake in the oven

  1. Heat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. For fifteen minutes, fry the tofu on a baking sheet.
  3. Turn them over and keep cooking for an additional 15 mins.
  4. The tenders should be cooked until they are golden brown.

Useful Kitchen Tools

  1. Serving bowl
  2. Baking sheet
  3. Wire rack
  4. Spoon



You may feel the need to spend a Saturday evening with your friends. Night-stay is incomplete without snacks. These Wendy’s chicken tenders can be great for such occasions.

The entire process for making Wendy’s chicken tenders at your home has been explained. This article has shown you how to make chicken tenders at home.

So, Wanna try something new? Wendy’s chicken tenders are a great choice. They are great for sharing with friends. These chicken tenders are easy to make at home. So what are you waiting for, enjoy this unique dish with your friends!

BTW we used 2 air fryer models to prepare this recipe, and those two models can sufficiently prepare many more delicious recipes (check out Cosori air fryer recipes, and Zeny air fryer recipes).

Olivia Jones

Olivia Jones is a senior editorial leader, and she manages as a restaurant owner as well. She has been making food and lifestyle content across several platforms since 7 years, working fabulous as a food writer, cookbook and magazine editor. Also, she is a radio presenter and restaurant critic. She holds a huge seven years of experience in food media. Also, her recipes and writing have piqued national-level interest in people through various digital platforms.

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