Recipe By Dee
Published Jul 19th
Prep 10m Cook 15m Additional - Ready In 25m
Servings 4 chicken tenders Calories 198

A simple combination of seasonings with olive oil and lemon juice makes these chicken tenderloins so delicious!

Recipe Ingredients

  • 4 chicken tenderloins, or more to taste
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 teaspoons paprika, or more to taste
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder, or more to taste
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder, or more to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ lemon

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Place chicken in a bowl. Coat with 3 tablespoons olive oil, salt, and pepper. Add paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, Cajun seasoning, and chili powder. Toss thoroughly with tongs or a spoon.
  2. 2 Heat remaining olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook, covered, for 6 minutes. Squeeze lemon juice over the chicken. Flip and cook until a dark, crispy crust forms on the outside, about 6 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 198
  • Carbohydrate 4.6 g
  • Cholesterol 31.2 mg
  • Fat 15.2 g
  • Fiber 1.6 g
  • Protein 12.2 g
  • Saturated Fat 2.3 g
  • Sodium 193.1 mg
  • Sugar 0.9 g


  1. Very tasty!
  2. Super easy recipe!
  3. Actually prepared this dish, with Garlic Herb Pilaf & Steamed broccoli. I used Olive oil, opposed to Wesson oil. Though the Tenderloins weren't crispy, I must admit they were juicy & tasty. Sidebar: Cooked on a low-medium flame.. Next tyme, I'll try Vegetable oil.
  4. I cooked it for 6 minutes and then 4 minutes on the other side. It was perfect. Thanks!
  5. Loved this recipe and it was easy to follow topped on top jasmine rice .my kids and hubby loved it, definitely will be making again
  6. How the heck do people cook this at medium high heat covered and not totally over cook this chicken?!?!?! I followed this recipe to the tee. After 6 minutes, which seemed to long, I pulled the lid, put lemon on the chicken and continued to cook, I already found by tasting it was overcooked and - Read more ...
  7. Very flavorful. Could probably used marindae with any kind of chicken.
  8. It was delicious! I added fresh squeezed lemon juice on top of it while I was making it. Easy to make and very flavorful. I served it w/ steamed broccoli. Thank you for the great recipes!
  9. Excellent recipe! Chicken stayed juicy, it was well seasoned and quick to make. I used it over a salad.

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