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Pickle Brined Chicken Tenders

Pickle Brined Chicken Tenders are a tasty main dish with chicken breast tenderloins brined in pickle juice with a breadcrumb coating that are baked to perfection. 
Course dinner
Keyword chicken
Prep Time 20 hours 5 minutes
Brine 2 hours
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 cup pickle juice
  • 1 pound chicken breast tenderloins
  • 2 cups breadcrumbs, plain
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground smoked paprika


  • Heat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Place chicken tenderloins into a sealable storage bag with pickle juice.Place chicken fridge for a minimum of 2 hours. You can have it sit overnight.
  • Get 3 bowls. Place flour in 1 and whisk eggs in second.In the third bowl, mix together breadcrumbs, salt, pepper and paprika.
  • Create the breading for the chicken by dipping each piece of chicken into each bow. Begin with a coating of flour, then dip into egg and fully coat with breadcrumbs.
  • Place chicken onto baking sheet that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking oil.
  • Bake for 10 minutes. Flip and cook another 10 minutes.


* Italian breadcrumbs may be used for extra flavor.