Crunchy Parmesan Chicken Tenders

Total Time
Prep 35 mins
Cook 20 mins

A Giada de Laurentis recipe from the Food Network. Super fast and easy; a real kid pleaser! The dipping sauce is optional....

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 500 degrees F.
  2. Brush 1 tablespoon of oil over each of 2 heavy large lined baking sheets. Place the buttermilk in a large bowl. Add the chicken tenders and stir to coat. Let stand at least 15 minutes and up to 30 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, mash the garlic with the salt in a medium bowl. Whisk in the vinegar and then the remaining 1/2 cup of oil. Season the vinaigrette, to taste, with pepper. Transfer the vinaigrette to a small serving bowl.
  4. Stir the Parmesan and bread crumbs in a pie dish. Remove the chicken tenders from the buttermilk and dredge them in the bread crumb mixture to coat completely, pressing to adhere. Arrange the coated chicken tenders on the prepared baking sheets, spacing evenly. Drizzle the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil over the chicken tenders and bake until they are cooked through and golden brown, about 14-18 minutes.
  5. Transfer the chicken tenders to a platter and serve the vinaigrette alongside for dipping.


Most Helpful

I've been making this recipe for years! They always turn out moist and flavorful. The buttermilk us key. LOVE this recipe :)

stephstew April 15, 2013

These chicken tenders are wonderful! My husband and I try to make these every time we have chicken breasts. The Italian bread crumbs really make the chicken different, and in an easy, quick way. A must try!!!

Katlyn Oldham April 01, 2009

These are good. I find that is is very important to use a baking rack with baking these. I have not tried the dipping sauce.

rohanlori February 05, 2009

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