Everything Bagel Chicken Tenders

These Everything Bagel Chicken Tenders are the low carb recipe you’ve been searching for! If you love everything bagel seasoning, these chicken fingers are for you!

These chicken fingers are awesome for appetizers or dinner! These chicken tenders have so much flavor on their own, but we also like to dip them in our low carb Awesome Sauce!

Everything Bagel Chicken Tenders in a basket with fries

What Is Everything Bagel Seasoning?

If you’re an everything bagel fan, these chicken tenders are definitely for you. Or if you’re not an everything bagel fan – make them anyway because they’re flipping amazing.

This everything bagel seasoning is another epic Trader Joe’s find that we tried and now we get about 6 of them every time we go for making these Everything Bagel Chicken Tenders and SO much more.

You can add some to tuna salad or chicken salad for some extra flavor and crunch, you can sprinkle some onto a piece of fish before baking, or even on some buttered toast. Then you can pretend you’re eating an everything bagel.

But these days you can find everything bagel seasoning at most grocery stores, or even look up a recipe to make your own. It usually consists of white and black sesame seeds, poppy seeds, dried minced garlic and onion and salt. A pretty even combination of all of those so I’m sure you can figure it out.

How To Make This Chicken Finger Recipe

Start by marinating the chicken tenders in buttermilk for at least 6 hours or overnight.

Chicken Tenders soaking in buttermilk for a chicken finger recipe

Take the chicken out of the buttermilk and pull most of the excess buttermilk off by running your fingers down the chicken. You want some of the buttermilk on there for the seasoning to stick but not too much so that the get soggy.

Now roll them around in all that everything bagel seasoning and put them on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper. Bake for 20 minutes at 425, flipping over once during cooking, then remove from the oven and serve.

Low Carb Chicken Tenders on a platter

How Low Carb Are These Chicken Tenders?

This chicken tender recipe is about to become your new best friend. You can actually get the crunch of a chicken tender with super low carbs. Like almost none. Four of these chicken tenders has less than 1 carb in them. FOUR! And this chicken finger recipe is also oven baked so they are low fat too. Win win for everyone.

Everything Bagel Chicken Tenders are a low carb chicken recipe

So yes, many people serve chicken fingers with fries, which is fine for those NOT following a low carb diet, obviously. But if you want to keep it all low carb then serve this easy chicken recipe with Roasted Parmesan Cauliflower or a big Caesar Salad

Looking For More Low Carb Recipes?

These Everything Bagel Chicken Tenders are a delicious, super low carb meal!

Everything Bagel Chicken Tenders

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x

If you’re looking for the most flavorful chicken tender ever – these Everything Bagel Chicken Tenders are the answer.



  • 2 lbs. chicken tenderloins
  • 2 (2.3 oz.) jars Everything Bagel Spice (you’ll need about a cup)
  • 2 cups of low fat buttermilk


  1. Heat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Soak the chicken in buttermilk for at least 6 hours or overnight.
  3. Remove the chicken from the buttermilk, using your fingers to get the excess buttermilk off the chicken.
  4. Coat the chicken in the seasoning and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes, flipping over once during cooking.

Recipe Notes

You can freeze these chicken fingers and cook them right from frozen! Bake them in a 400 degree oven for 15 minutes until warmed through.

  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


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7 Responses
  1. Kim

    Can something else be used instead of buttermilk? Maybe egg whites? I never buy buttermilk for anything and I’d hate to have to get it just for one recipe.

    1. Dan

      The buttermilk actually adds a really nice flavor, if you could grab some (just this once!) it will be worth it! But yes, you could use a beaten egg or egg whites too.

    2. Holly

      You could also make your own buttermilk. That’s what I do because I only use it once in a blue moon. I always have heavy cream on hand, so I just beat it until I make butter and then I have buttermilk as my byproduct. I’ve found that a quart of heavy cream yields 2 cups of buttermilk. I hope this helps.

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