How to Cook Taco Bell Chicken Tenders?

Many people have been asking me how to cook taco bell chicken tenders the right way. I don’t know what took them so long, because they are super easy to cook, and they 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 on how to cook Taco bell chicken tenders.

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 1 hour 20 minutes

Total time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Cooking difficulty: Easy and simple

Serving: 6 persons 

What is The Nutritional Information About Taco Bell Chicken Tenders?

  • Servings Per Recipe: 6 persons
  • Serving Size: 1 taco
  • Calories: 170 Kcal
  • Total Carbohydrates: 16 g (5%)
  • Dietary Fiber: 2 g (8%)
  • Calories From Fat: 70 gram
  • Protein: 10 g (20%)
  • Iron: 6%
  • Vitamin C: 2%
  • Total Fat: 8 g (12%)
  • Trans Fat: 0.0 g
  • Calcium: 10%
  • Cholesterol: 35 mg (12%)
  • Saturated Fat: 3.0 g (15%)
  • Sodium: 450 mg (19%)
  • Sugars: 1 g      
  • Vitamin A: 4%

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

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?

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 along with the taco spices and tortilla chips. Dip 3 pieces of fried chicken tenders into the mixture at a time.

Step 4: After that, add properly cleaned black beans and tortilla 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 amounts of 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

  • 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?

  • Zipper bag
  • Oven
  • Frying pan
  • Crusher
  • Baking sheet 
  • Cooking spray
  • Air fryer

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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, which comes with rice, lettuce, and three chicken tenders.

2. Does taco bell have fried chicken?

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

3. What kind of tortillas does taco bell use?

Taco Bell uses corn tortillas for their hard shell tacos. Masa Group makes the corn tortillas.

4. Is taco bell meat horse meat?

Taco Bell does not use horse meat in their 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.”


The issue is controversial, but some people claim cooking taco bell chicken tenders is easy. My mother-in-law swears by her method to cut the chicken tenders ( into one-inch pieces and then deep-fry them for five minutes in coconut oil.


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