Pan-Seared Chicken Tenderloin

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A simple combination of seasonings with olive oil and lemon juice makes these chicken tenderloins so delicious!


  • 4 chicken tenderloins, or more to taste
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 teaspoons paprika, or more to taste
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder, or more to taste
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder, or more to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ lemon


Place chicken in a bowl. Coat with 3 tablespoons olive oil, salt, and pepper. Add paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, Cajun seasoning, and chili powder. Toss thoroughly with tongs or a spoon.

Heat remaining olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook, covered, for 6 minutes. Squeeze lemon juice over the chicken. Flip and cook until a dark, crispy crust forms on the outside, about 6 minutes more.

Prep time: 10 mins / Cooking time: 15 mins / Total time: 25 mins

Serving: 4 / Yield: 4 chicken tenders

Calories: 198.0

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