Homemade Taco Bell Chicken Tenders Recipe [Complete Guide]

Author: Chester P. Rector
January 6, 2024

Many people have asked me how to cook taco bell chicken tenders correctly. I don’t know what took them so long because they are super easy to cook and always turn out great.

Love the taste of taco bell chicken tenders but don’t want to pay the high cost? It’s easy to make your chicken tenders at home, although the secret ingredients are Ovaltine and taco seasoning mix. Check out the easy-to-follow recipe below if you are interested!

I love tortilla chips. What if the tortilla chips with crispy chicken tenders? Yummy! Yes! It’s Taco bell chicken tenders. The crispy coating of the chicken strips with the taco seasoning will make you love it. Enjoy the restaurant-like healthy recipe packed with forceful flavor. Let’s know the easy steps to cook Taco Bell chicken tenders.

Homemade Taco Bell Chicken Tenders Recipe [Complete Guide]
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Prep time10 minutes
Cooking time1 hour 20 minutes
Total time1 hour 30 minutes
Cooking difficultyEasy and simple
Serving6 persons
The Secret to Perfect Taco Bell Chicken Tenders at Home
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What is The Nutritional Information About Taco Bell Chicken Tenders?

NutrientAmount Per Serving% Daily Value
Serving Size1 Taco
Calories170 Kcal
Total Carbohydrates16 g5%
Dietary Fiber2 g8%
Calories From Fat70 g
Protein10 g20%
Vitamin C2%
Total Fat8 g12%
Trans Fat0.0 g
Cholesterol35 mg12%
Saturated Fat3.0 g15%
Sodium450 mg19%
Sugars1 g
Vitamin A4%

Here, you can get the percent (%) Everyday Significances according to the 2000-calorie diet. Your everyday needs depend on age, body size, gender, and calorie requirements.

Which Ingredients Are Required For Making This Recipe
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Which Ingredients Are Required for Making This Recipe?

  • 8 fried chicken tenders
  • Tortilla chips, grated (1 ½ cups)
  • 1-pint cherry tomatoes
  • 1 can of black beans
  • Taco seasoning (1 tablespoon)
  • 2 bell peppers, chopped
  • Frozen corn (1 ½ cups)
  • 1 avocado (optional)
What Are The Following Directions For Making Taco Bell Chicken Tenders
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What Are The Following Directions for Making Taco Bell Chicken Tenders?

Step 1: Take a zipper bag. Add tortilla chips to the sealable bag and crush them out into small bits.

Step 2: Then add the special taco seasonings to the broken chips.

Step 3: Now, garnish the chicken pieces, taco spices, and tortilla chips. Dip 3 pieces of fried chicken tenders into the mixture at a time.

Step 4: Add properly cleaned black beans and tortillas to the chip’s bag.

Step 5: Add chopped bell peppers and frozen corn to the chip mixture and stir them thoroughly.

Step 6: Cover the chicken with all the seasonings. Make ready a frying pan for cooking the chicken strips. Pour proper vegetable oil into the pan and heat it to 400° F.

Step 7: Make a baking sheet and line it with foil paper. Dip the chicken strips slowly into the hot oil. Cook them for 20-30 minutes but not more than that. Carry on cooking until they turn to a crisp crust outside.

Step 8: Distribute the hot crispy Taco bell chicken tenders with chopped avocado and salsa sauce.

Some Expert Advice That You Can Follow During Cooking
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Some Expert Advice That You Can Follow During Cooking

  • Use a resealable and airtight zipper bag. It will prevent the chips from oxidation reaction.
  • Pour the chicken pieces slowly into the hot oil to prevent your skin from danger.

Dos And Don’ts

  • Crush the tortilla chips into small bits with a specialized crusher.
  • Rinse and clean the black beans properly.

What Are The Essential Kitchen Cooking Tools for Making Taco Bell Chicken Tenders?

Kitchen ToolPurpose
Zipper bagTo crush tortilla chips and mix with taco seasonings
OvenTo bake chicken strips to a crispy crust
Frying panTo heat oil for frying chicken strips
CrusherTo break tortilla chips into small bits before mixing
Baking sheetTo crush tortilla chips and mix them with taco seasonings
Cooking sprayTo prevent chicken strips from sticking to the baking sheet
Air fryerAn alternate option to cook chicken strips without using oil

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. Does taco bell sell chicken tenders?

Yes, Taco Bell sells chicken tenders. They also have a chicken tender and popcorn chicken bowl with rice, lettuce, and three chicken tenders.

2. Does taco bell have fried chicken?

Taco Bell’s menu is limited because they do not serve fried chicken. However, they help other types of chicken and some items you find in other fast-food restaurants.

3. What kind of tortillas does taco bell use?

Taco Bell uses corn tortillas for its hard-shell tacos. Masa Group makes corn tortillas.

4. Is taco bell meat horse meat?

Taco Bell does not use horse meat in its food. They use a combination of both venison and goat meat. Taco Bell’s ground seasoned beef is 93% pure beef and 7% seasonings.

5. Is taco bell chicken white meat?

According to Taco Bell, “The chicken is white meat and is 100% real chicken.”


Cooking your own Taco Bell chicken tenders is a great way to enjoy the taste of the restaurant without the high cost. By following the easy steps and using the recommended ingredients, you can whip up a delicious and healthy meal that will satisfy your cravings.

Don’t forget to check out the nutritional information and expert advice before cooking. So, what are you waiting for? Grab your kitchen tools and get ready to cook some mouth-watering Taco Bell chicken tenders at home!

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