Grilled chicken tenders are a delicious way to include lower calorie yet flavorful meals the whole family will love. I cook a batch to have ready for meals throughout the week. Chop grilled chicken tenders to add to salads, tacos, sandwiches and more! I love how versatile they are and make meal planning so easy. Let’s get started!
How do you grill boneless chicken tenders?
When I grill tenders, I marinate them for several minutes, then season them while on the grill for even more flavor. I use a gas grill which helps speed up the entire process.
How long does it take to grill chicken tenders?
The key to grilled chicken tenders, I believe, is to avoid overcooking them. Chicken tenders are so thin, they cook in just a few minutes. I have best results when I cook them about 4-5 minutes on each side depending upon thickness.
Steps for making grilled chicken tenders:
Step 1. Start with about a pound or two of raw boneless chicken tenders. Trim any fat if desired.
Step 2. Add korean bbq sauce to tenders and make sure they are well coated. Place tenders back in refrigerator to marinate (this can be anywhere from 5 minutes to 30 minutes or more depending on how much time you have.)
Step 3. Heat the grill to medium high or hot enough so the chicken sizzles when placed on grill. Sprinkle the chicken with rotisserie seasoning. After about 4-5 minutes, or until grill marks form, flip chicken and season. Grill 4-5 minutes or until chicken is fully cooked when sliced. Avoid overcooking or the chicken will be dry!
Step 4: Remove chicken from grill and allow to set 4-5 minutes. This step helps to make sure the chicken will be juicy and tender.
Best Grilled Chicken Tenders
- 1.5 lb chicken tenders
- 2 Tbsp Korean BBQ Sauce
- 1 tsp rotisserie seasoning
- Combine chicken and sauce in a plastic bag. Place in refrigerator and allow to marinate.
- Prepare grill and place chicken tenders over direct heat. (Or heat 1-2 Tablespoons olive oil in large skillet if cooking indoors instead of grill)
- Discard marinade. Sprinkle tenders with rotisserie seasoning. Grill (or skillet saute) tenders about 4-5 minutes on each side or until fully cooked.