Crunchy Parmesan Chicken Tenders

Crunchy Parmesan Chicken Tenders created by Juenessa

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

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  • Preheat the oven to 500 degrees F.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Transfer the chicken tenders to a platter and serve the vinaigrette alongside for dipping.
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"A Giada de Laurentis recipe from the Food Network. Super fast and easy; a real kid pleaser! The dipping sauce is optional...."

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  1. stephstew
    I've been making this recipe for years! They always turn out moist and flavorful. The buttermilk us key. LOVE this recipe :)
  2. Katlyn Oldham
    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!!!
  3. rohanlori
    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.
  4. The Tiny Chef
    We make this quite often now when we have chicken breast, this is a very excellent recipe and yes we did see it on Food Network's website first. Dipping sauce with the chicken is very scrumptious, didn't think it would be but the balsamic vinegar and garlic go very well together. The nutritional values are skewed because you really don't eat all that oil (it makes more than enough dipping sauce) and you're not eating the buttermilk either.
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