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Tex-Mex Chicken Tenders

How to Make scrumptious Tex-Mex Chicken Tenders

  • Author: wellness sleuth
  • Total Time: 0 hours
  • Yield: Serves: 4


Tex-Mex chicken tenders are a real treat for the whole family! This recipe is not only delicious but also a healthy dinner option that you can easily cook up. With just a few simple ingredients, you can get your Tex-Mex chicken tenders on the table in no time.




1 T. extra virgin olive oil
1 medium yellow onion, diced
1 medium red bell pepper, diced
2 medium tomatoes, seeded and diced
2-3 fresh garlic cloves, minced
1 lb. chicken tenders
2 t. ground cumin
1 t. chili powder
1½ t. smoked paprika
1 t. dried oregano
1 14-oz. can crushed tomatoes
½ c. chicken broth, preferably organic
Sea salt and black pepper, to taste

Optional toppings:
Avocado, diced
Pickled jalapenos and red onion, to serve 


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large, non-stick sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add the onion, pepper, tomatoes, and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until the veggies are tender, around 4-5 minutes.

  2. Add the chicken tenders and season with salt and black pepper, to taste. Cook until the chicken develops a bit of color on each side, around 6-7 minutes.

  3. Add the cumin, chili powder, smoked paprika, and oregano and cook, stirring occasionally, until everything is well coated and the spices are fragrant, around 2-3 minutes.

  4. Pour in the crushed tomatoes and chicken stock. Reduce heat to medium and cover with a lid. Cook until the chicken is fully cooked through and no longer pink in the middle, around 10 to 12 minutes.

Transfer to a serving dish and top with diced avocado or pickled jalapenos and red onion, if desired, and serve immediately with cauliflower rice or your favorite side dish. Enjoy!

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25-30 minutes

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