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Baked Parmesan Chicken Tenders Recipe – delicious appetizer/dinner, very easy to make in 30 minutes. A family favorite, that I need to be making more often.

Baked Parmesan Chicken Tenders Recipe

Craving chicken tenders, but not a fan of fried foods?

This Baked Parmesan Chicken Tenders Recipe is definitely worth trying. You may also like these Oven Baked Zucchini Fritters, Oven Baked Buffalo Wings and Oven Baked Beijing Wings.

I don’t remember the last time I made fried chicken tenders. Ever since I dried baking them and realized that they can stay juicy on the inside and full of wonderful flavors, I’ve taken the “oven baked” route.

Baked Parmesan Chicken Tenders Recipe

The addition of garlic powder and parmesan cheese to the breading creates a great flavor.

I usually use Panko bread crumbs for the breading in this Baked Parmesan Chicken Tenders Recipe, but this time I did not have any (well I did but did not see them in my disorganized pantry!) and just used regular bread crumbs. They worked out great! Still crunchy and golden on the outside! And perfectly cooked on the inside.

Baked Parmesan Chicken Tenders Recipe

Dip them in your favorite sauce -marinara, honey mustard or Chick Fillet sauce. Sometimes I just eat them with ketchup and they are pretty good!

I usually use boneless skinless chicken breasts and cut them into smaller pieces, but this time I just got chicken tenders at the store. I try to save as much time as I can, since I’m constantly busy!

Hope you enjoy these!

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Baked Parmesan Chicken Tenders Recipe
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Baked Parmesan Chicken Tenders Recipe – delicious appetizer/dinner, very easy to make in 30 minutes. A family favorite, that I need to be making more often.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 1 1/4 lb chicken tenders
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder, (optional)
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 cups bread crumbs, (Panko could be used)
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese


  • Preheat oven to 400 F (205 C).
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silpat.
  • Rinse and dry chicken tenders well. Trim if needed.
  • In a medium shallow bowl beat eggs, salt, pepper, garlic powder (optional) and Dijon mustard.
  • Place flour in another shallow bowl.
  • Place bread crumbs and parmesan cheese in another bowl.
  • Place tenders in the flour mixture (make sure they are coated evenly), then egg mixture than bread crumbs/parmesan mixture. Line on the baking sheet, leaving some space in between.
  • Bake for 20 minutes (I usually don’t turn them, but if you wish to do so, bak for 15 minutes, then turn and bake for 4-5 more minutes).
  • Take out of the oven and serve immediately.


Calories: 575kcal, Carbohydrates: 63g, Protein: 48g, Fat: 12g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 183mg, Sodium: 1087mg, Potassium: 709mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 270IU, Vitamin C: 1.7mg, Calcium: 262mg, Iron: 5.1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
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I share simple, mostly low-carb and Keto recipes, that don't take a lot of time to make and use mostly seasonal, easy to find ingredients. I'm a supporter of healthy eating, but you'll also find some indulgent treats too.

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  1. I’ve never tried frying myself before, and instead love baked chicken, too! These parmesan tenders look absolutely perfect, Mira! I love that you can make your own version at home that’s healthier. I’ve GOT to try these!

  2. This is one of those things I’ve been wanting to try for a looong time, Mira, so thanks for the tips (and video!).

    I wish I had a plate of these in front of me right now!

  3. This baked chicken looks so delicious, Mira. Love how easy, quick, healthy and delicious.

  4. I could definitely eat chicken tenders every day of the week, but my waistline would absolutely hate me for ALL that fried goodness. So I love that you baked these! They look absolutely delicious, Mira! Cheers, girl!

  5. I hate frying because it’s so messy, so I love this faux fried method! These look so golden brown and crispy AND they’re healthier. These are just perfect!

  6. These look SO perfectly crunchy, Mira! I looooove oven-baking instead of frying so much and this recipe looks absolutely perfect!