parmesan crusted chicken tenders

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By Kala Nicholson
from Ellijay, GA

I have picky twin toddlers and a very picky husband. This is my fail proof lunch or dinner when in a hurry or if my original meal didn't go over well. I keep a large Ziploc bag in the freezer so I can just pop them in the oven.

serves 6
prep time 15 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For parmesan crusted chicken tenders

  • 1 c
    buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 lb
    chicken tenders or breasts cut into tenders
  • 1 1/4 c
    freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 3/4 c
    garlic herb bread crumbs
  • 2 lg
    eggs
  • 1/4 c
    milk
  • 2 Tbsp
    oil
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How To Make parmesan crusted chicken tenders

  • 1
    Soak chicken tenders in butter milk for 15-30 minutes.
  • 2
    Preheat oven to 500 degrees.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, whisk together the 2 eggs and 1/4 cup milk in a bowl or dish. In a separate dish mix together the parmesan and bread crumbs.
  • 4
    Spread oil over two baking dishes and coat well.
  • 5
    After chicken has marinated, coat chicken in bread crumb/ parmesan mix then coat in egg wash and one more coating in the bread crumb mixture, coating well. Place on prepared baking dish. **If making these to freeze, place tenders on a non greased pan and put in the freezer at this point. After they are frozen put in a Ziploc bag**
  • 6
    Leave a little room between the chicken tenders when placing on the pan.
  • 7
    After the pan is full, either spray the tops of the tenders with Pam spray or drizzle with a little oil. Place in the oven and bake for 12 minutes.
  • 8
    Note: You can freeze these tenders after step 5, just place them on an ungreased pan and place in the freezer for a couple of hours until frozen. Remove them from the pan and place in a Ziploc bag. When ready I place them on a greased baking sheet and spray the tops with Pam, then bake them at 500 degrees for about 13-14 minutes.
  • 9
    Substitute 1 Tablespoon Vinegar plus enough whole milk to make 1 cup for the buttermilk in this recipe. Great in a pinch!
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