Lighten up your gameday spread with Healthier Baked Turkey Tenders! Coated in yogurt and panko bread crumbs, these turkey tenders are a delicious option. All the flavor of your favorite tenders with less guilt – isn’t that what we all want? We love these tenders dipped in Green Goddess Dip or Yogurt Ranch Dip for a tangy bite. Give them a try!
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Now on to the recipe details..
1 lb turkey tenderloin, cut in half, then divided into 1 ½” pieces (about 8-10 tenders)
2 c panko bread crumbs
½ c full fat yogurt
1-2 tbsp milk
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 yogurt into a shallow bowl. If too thick for easily coating the tenders, think with ~1 tbsp of milk. Set aside.
In a separate bowl mix the panko with garlic, paprika, salt and pepper.
Dip the tenders, one at a time, into the yogurt. 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 healthier dipping sauces, think: Green Goddess Dip, Yogurt Ranch Dip, Tahini Sauce, etc.