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Homemade Ranch Chicken Tenders & New Freebie!!

Homemade Ranch Chicken Tenders are the perfect tailgating treat!  Ideal for Fall gatherings of all sorts, these will please the kids on Thanksgiving, or friends and family of all ages any day!

Scroll to the bottom to get to the recipe immediately, or keep reading to a quick catch up.

Abstainers Versus Moderators

Some of you may have spotted the new pop up that we have going on Semi-Sweet Tooth.  While I’ll be changing it out soon, it’s covering a hot topic of conversation here on SST, and I wanted to make sure that you guys all had a chance to take a look.

This pop-up is offering a freebie that is a quiz to determine if you are naturally an abstainer or moderator.

At a high level, these are two different decision making processes and we naturally gravitate towards one or the other.  What happens when we fully understand our decision making style is that we’re able to put ourselves in situations that lead us to living a healthy and happy lifestyle.

On the surveys that I received, one topic that consistently came up with several of you, is that you feel like you’re often put into situations where peer pressure or the behavior of others around you impacts your path to success.  I say this because I want you to know that you are not alone.  We all have times where we feel like we’re “caving” or are not proud of our decisions.  But what matters is that we get up the next day ready to work hard to be the best we can be.

One of the pieces of knowledge that has changed my life and helped me out in these situations has been what is included in this freebie.  There’s no reason that we should wholly dependant on the outside world for us to stick with our diet or workout plans.  You can and do control your life situations.  And this guide that I created will help to get you there.

Let me know your results in the comment section below or feel free to email me to chat more about this subject, too!

But now, onto our recipe…

Ranch Chicken Tenders

These Homemade Ranch Chicken Tenders were created more out of necessity than anything.  The World Series was starting, so you know I wouldn’t miss those game.  But we hardly had any food leftover in our home!

Using the ingredients that we did have available, I made these delicious chicken tenders and we devoured every bite.

Like I said in the intro, these are chicken tenders are certain to please the palate of kids of all ages… including you!

Homemade Ranch Chicken Tenders

Prep Time: 10 minutes; Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yields: 6 tenders


  • 6 chicken tenders (about 1 lb)
  • 1/2 cup garlic bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup original Ranch dressing
  • 1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Marinate the chicken in the Ranch dressing with a dash of salt and pepper.  Now would also be a good time to pre-heat the oven for 400 degrees Fahrenheit.  Line a baking sheet with tin foil
  2. In a separate bowl, combine the bread crumbs and parmesan cheese.
  3. Dip the marinated chicken into the bread crumb/parmesan mixture and coat the chicken liberally.  Place the chicken tenders on the baking sheet so that they are not touching.
  4. Bake the tenders for 15 minutes on the top shelf, or until they are golden brown along the outsides and are fully cooked through.  Enjoy!  We used a wee bit of Ranch as dipping sauce, as well.

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