Crunchy Baked Chicken Tenders
Baked Chicken Tenders are an easy, healthier version to fried chicken tenders. They are so crispy and the added parmesan cheese gives them extra flavor.
- 4 cups plain panko breadcrumbs
- 1/4 cup coconut oil or extra-virgin olive oil
- 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
- 4 large eggs
- 3 pounds chicken tenders 2 small packages
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour or gluten free choice
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Toss the panko and oil on a baking sheet with a rim.
Bake for about 5 - 10 minutes, stirring a couple of times, until it is a deep golden brown.
Let cool completely. Crush the panko a little by squeezing handfuls. This will help the crumbs stick better to the chicken.
Add the Parmesan cheese to the panko and mix well.
Place the flour in a zip lock or grocery bag and add the chicken to it and shake, shake, shake to coat well.
Whisk eggs in a bowl.
Dip chicken pieces in the egg, then coat with the panko, pressing to adhere.
Place the chicken on a wire rack that is placed on a rimmed baking sheet.
Bake at 425 degrees. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, flipping once, until cooked through.
Calories: 298kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 135mg | Sodium: 335mg | Potassium: 487mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 140IU | Vitamin C: 1.3mg | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 1.9mg