Instructions for Cooking Frozen Uncooked Chicken Tenders

By Shana Bitterman

Convenient and easy to make, frozen chicken tenders can spice up a variety of dishes including salads, casseroles and soups. When preparing your meal, it's important that the frozen, uncooked chicken tenders, much like fresh chicken, reach a safe, internal cooking temperature.


Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

Cover a baking pan with aluminum foil. Place the frozen chicken tenders on the foil.

Bake for 20 to 30 minutes, or until the juices run clear. Pierce the thickest portion of the tenders with a fork to make sure the juices are clear, or test with a meat thermometer, which should read 170 degrees.

If you've thawed the chicken tenders beforehand, bake them for 15 to 25 minutes, or until the juices run clear or a meat thermometer reads 170 degrees.