Blackstone Chicken Tenders is infused with a delicious marinade and cooked on the griddle for a quick and easy dinner idea.

Cooked Chicken Tenders topped with chopped cilantro stacked on a plate
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As a busy mom of 8, I love making chicken tenders because of how quickly they cook and they are perfect for smaller hands. Blackstone Recipes saves me time and gives the chicken the best texture will keeping the inside juicy.

If you are new to cooking on your Blackstone Griddle, start with this recipe. You may also love to check out these Smoker Recipes for Beginners. If you have tried Blackstone Chicken Breast Recipe.

Why This Recipe Works

We love to cook chicken as you can easily change the marinade to change the flavor. This chicken recipe is perfect for a weeknight dinner and to meal prep with.

If you are following the keto or paleo diet, then these chicken strips are perfect recipe to make. Cooking chicken on the Blackstone is so easy and always a crowd favorite.

Ingredients

chicken tenders, avocado oil, lemon, Italian seasoning, minced garlic, salt, pepper, fresh parsley
  • Boneless Skinless Chicken Tenders – Make approximately 7-8 tenders or use Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts or chicken thighs
  • Avocado Oil – Use any high smoke point oil. Olive oil and vegetable oil is another good choice.
  • Lemon Juice – If you are out, check out these Lemon Juice Substitutes.
  • Italian Seasoning – Try this Homemade Italian Seasoning
  • Minced Garlic – If you are using fresh garlic cloves, learn how to mince garlic.
  • Salt – Use sea salt or kosher salt for a delicious variation

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Variations Ideas

  • Seasoning – Spices can easily be changed to what you prefer. Use garlic powder, onion powder or even chili powder for a change of flavor.
  • Marinade – Add in a tablespoon of soy sauce with the lemon juice or marinade the chicken in teriyaki sauce.

How to Make Chicken Tenders on the Blackstone

  • Step 1 – Place all the ingredients except for the chicken in a large mixing bowl. Stir to thoroughly combine the marinade ingredients. Then add in the chicken and make sure it’s coated with the marinade. Allow the chicken to marinade for at least 20 minutes or up to 8 hours.
Marinating chicken tenders in a bowl
  • Step 2 – Preheat the Blackstone grill over medium high heat (approximately 400 degrees F).  Spread the avocado oil onto the grill and use a spatula to spread it around.
  • Step 3 – Place the chicken on the grill on top of the oil. Cook the chicken for 4-5 minutes.  
Placing marinated chicken tenders on the griddle
  • Step 4 – Flip the chicken and cook the other side for 4-6 minutes until the chicken is cooked through (internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit). 
  • Step 5 – Move the chicken to a plate, let it set for at least 5 minutes. Then serve warm and enjoy!

Expert Tips

  • Checking Chicken – Use an instant-read thermometer to make sure that the chicken is cooked to the current temperature.  
  • Prepare Griddle – Preheat the griddle and add oil which helps to prevent the chicken from sticking. It also helps to provide the texture texture.
  • Rest Chicken – After removing chicken from the flat top grill, allow chicken to rest. This helps to keep the chicken juicy and flavorful.
Cooked chicken tenders stacked

Serving Suggestions

Blackstone chicken recipes can be served with many different side dishes. We love to make Sides for Chicken Tenders on the griddle to make for an easy clean up.

Some of our favorites include, Blackstone Fried Potatoes, Blackstone Tortellini, Blackstone Broccoli Recipe or Blackstone Fried Rice Recipe. These griddle chicken tenders are delicious served with your favorite dipping sauce.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to Leftover Chicken Tenders

Refrigerate any leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

How long does it take to cook chicken on Blackstone?

Cooking chicken takes about 4 minutes on each side. Cooking time will vary depending on the side of your chicken.

How long to Marinate Chicken

For the best flavor, we recommend to marinate the chicken for at least 30 minute. But no more than 8 hours.

Can you can cook Chicken Tenders on the Stovetop?

Yes, I think it cooks best in a cast iron skillet 3-4 minutes on each side on the stove top.

Cooked Chicken Tenders stacked on a plate with slices of fresh lemon

Storing and Reheating Instructions

  • Storing – Store leftover chicken tenders in an airtight container in the refrigerator. The tenders will last up to 4-5 days.
  • Freezing – Freeze the leftovers in a freezer safe container for up to 3 months. Thaw in the fridge overnight until chicken has been thawed.
  • Reheating – Reheat the leftovers in the microwave or oven until heated. Serve with your favorite vegetables for a low carb meal idea.

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Blackstone Chicken Tenders

5 from 1 vote
Blackstone Chicken Tenders is infused with a delicious marinade and cooked on the griddle for a quick and easy dinner idea.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Marinating (up to 8 hours) 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Cuisine American
Course Main Course
Calories 196

Ingredients

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Instructions

  • Place all the ingredients except for the chicken in a large mixing bowl. Stir to thoroughly combine the marinade ingredients. Then add in the chicken and make sure it’s coated with the marinade. Allow the chicken to marinade for at least 20 minutes or up to 8 hours.
  • Preheat the Blackstone grill over medium high heat (approximately 400 degrees F).  Spread the avocado oil onto the grill and use a spatula to spread it around.
  • Place the chicken on the grill on top of the oil. Cook the chicken for 4-5 minutes.
  • Flip the chicken and cook the other side for 4-6 minutes until the chicken is cooked through (internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit).
  • Move the chicken to a plate, let it set for at least 5 minutes. Then serve warm and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Use an instant-read meat thermometer to make sure that the chicken is cooked to the current temperature.  
Refrigerate any leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 196kcal, Carbohydrates 1g, Protein 24g, Fat 10g, Saturated Fat 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 6g, Trans Fat 0.01g, Cholesterol 73mg, Sodium 423mg, Potassium 439mg, Fiber 0.5g, Sugar 0.1g, Vitamin A 52IU, Vitamin C 2mg, Calcium 25mg, Iron 1mg

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  1. Kasey Harris says:

    5 stars
    These chicken tenders cook tender and with so much flavor!