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Grilled chicken tenders with a bowl of dip.

Grilled Chicken Tenders

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  • Author: Shelly
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 minutes
  • Total Time: 16 minutes + marinating time
  • Yield: serves 6
  • Category: Chicken
  • Method: Grill
  • Cuisine: Dinner


Grilled Chicken Tenders are the perfect easy dinner for summer that kids and adults alike will adore! Juicy chicken strips are soaked in a spicy marinade, and then grilled until tender and crispy.


  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup dill pickle juice
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons hot sauce
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery salt


  1. Cut the chicken into strips and place into a large zip-top bag.
  2. Add in the pickle juice, milk, and hot sauce into the bag. Seal the bag and squeeze to combine ingredients and coat chicken.
  3. Allow the chicken to marinate for 2 hours.
  4. Remove the chicken from the marinade and place onto a large platter. 
  5. In a small bowl combine salt, pepper, garlic powder, paprika, and celery salt.
  6. Sprinkle the seasoning mixture evenly on both sides of the chicken.
  7. Heat grill to medium-high. Cook the tenders on the grill for 3 minutes per side.
  8. Serve with chicken dipping sauce.


Store airtight in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

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