May 8, 2013

Crispy Baked Chicken Tenders with Rosemary and Parmesan

Crisypy Baked Chicken Tenders with Rosemary and Parmesan | Fork Knife Swoon

These next words may get me in trouble given that I happen to live in the South, where golden brown, crispy fried chicken is a culinary staple, but these oven-baked chicken tenders are just as tasty, flavorful and texturally-fantastic as their fried counterparts.

The trick is the light coating of herbs, Parmesan and panko – or Japanese-style bread crumbs – which creates the required crunch (without the fat and grease of oil and chicken skin) and helps keep the chicken moist and juicy while it cooks. The result is an out-of-this-world little chicken nibble, that’s healthier and actually easier to make. No giant vat of splattering cooking oil here, folks. Try them alongside my classic buttermilk blue cheese dressing, or pair them with your other favorite dips or sauces.

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Crispy Baked Chicken Tenders with Rosemary and Parmesan

  • Author: Fork Knife Swoon
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 2 to 4 Servings 1x

Description

Quick crispy Baked Chicken Tenders with rosemary and Parmesan make an easy weeknight dinner or game-day snack.


Ingredients

  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken tenders (purchased, or thinly cut from chicken breasts)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs, thoroughly whisked
  • 11/2 cup panko (Japanese-style bread crumbs), usually found in the Asian section of supermarkets
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, finely grated
  • 1 tbsp fresh rosemary, finely minced
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley, finely minced
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly-ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Fill one mixing bowl with the flour, another with the whisked eggs, and a third with the panko, Parmesan, rosemary, parsley, salt and pepper. Stir to evenly combine the panko mixture.
  2. Dredge each chicken piece in the flour, until evenly coated, then dip in the egg mixture, and finally in the panko mixture, pressing the panko gently against the chicken to thoroughly coat.
  3. Place the chicken on an oven-safe rack on a sheet pan, and bake for 20-30 minutes until golden brown and cooked through. Smaller tenders will cook more quickly. Serve warm with your favorite dipping sauce.

 

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30 Comments

  • Reply
    Crispy Baked Chicken Tenders with Rosemary and Parmesan – Allyson Cooks
    December 30, 2017 at 6:44 am

    […] did wind up making my go-to Parmesan Garlic Chicken and these chicken tenders as a way to combat the leftover holiday dinner […]

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    Jennifer
    December 7, 2016 at 6:54 pm

    Good and crunchy, but I used 2 lbs of chicken and still had way too much flour and a lot of extra Panko.

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