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Crispy Golden Moroccan Oven Fried Chicken Tenders with Herby Yogurt Dip

Crispy golden Moroccan oven fried chicken tenders. Fried chicken without the fat. Oven baked then finished with a drop of oil to get that truly fried taste with those oven baked calories. Crispy, golden, and way healthier than fried chicken, with a modern twist.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine African, American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 706kcal
Author Debs


  • 10 chicken tenders or 2 boneless skinless breasts cut into strips
  • 2 large free range eggs lightly beaten
  • 1 cup all purpose plain flour
  • 2 cups breadcrumbs
  • 2 Tablespoons Ras el hanout
  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil

For the herby yogurt dip:

  • 1 cup fat free Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped chives
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped cilantro coriander
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped dill


  • Pre-heat the oven to 180c or 350f and line a baking tray with greaseproof paper.
  • Set up three medium mixing bowls or plates. In the first one place the flour. Season with salt and pepper. In the second bowl place the cracked and beaten eggs. In the third bowl place the breadcrumbs and the Ras El Hanout blend. Mix well.
  • Using one hand (left) place several of the chicken strips into the seasoned flour.
  • Toss to coat.
  • Using your left hand again, move the chicken pieces to the egg wash. Coat thoroughly.
  • Using your right hand this time, move the chicken strips to the breadcrumb mix and coat the pieces well. Using your left hand again, remove the chicken from the breadcrumbs and place on a baking tray.
  • Once they are baked, remove from the oven and place in a heated nonstick frying pan with the oil.
  • Just toss for a minute or two to give a golden look to the chicken.
  • This last step is completely optional, but finishes off the chicken nicely.
  • For the dip mix all the ingredients together and place in a bowl to serve.
  • These go really well with crispy sweet potato oven fries.