Baked Turkey Tenders

By Team Turkey
Culinary Setting
Meal Type
Appetizer, Lunch, Main Course, Entrée
25 MIN

About this Dish

It’ll be love at first bite! Baked Turkey Tenders make for a great centerpiece for your tailgate or gameday spread. And they’ll be an easy, go-to weeknight meal, too. There’s no doubt kids and those kids at heart will keep reaching for these crispy, flavorful tenders. Don’t skimp on the dips!

Cooking Style
Turkey Tenderloins
Dish Type


1 lb turkey tenderloin, cut in half, then divided into 1 ½” pieces (about 8-10 tenders)

2 c panko bread crumbs

½ c ranch dressing

1 tsp garlic powder

½ tsp paprika

¼ tsp salt

½ tsp freshly ground black pepper

Olive oil cooking spray


Preheat the oven to 425°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Pour the ranch dressing into a shallow bowl and set aside.

In a separate bowl mix the panko with garlic, paprika, salt and pepper.

Dip the tenders, one at a time, into the ranch. Shake off the excess and place in the panko mixture, gently pressing the crumbs onto the turkey.

Place tenders on the baking sheet, spray with a bit of olive oil cooking spray and bake for 8 minutes. Flip each tender and spray once more with cooking spray and then bake for an additional 8 minutes until golden and crisp! Use a meat thermometer to ensure the tenders reach a safe internal temperature of 165°F.

To serve, place on a platter alongside your favorite dipping sauces, think: BBQ, Frank's Red Hot, blue cheese, ranch, ketchup, mustard, etc.