Healthier Baked Turkey Tenders

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

About this Dish

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..

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 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.