Baked Parmesan Chicken Tenders

Image: angled view of breaded and baked chicken tenders with a side dish of marinara sauce.

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Perfect, crispy oven baked chicken tenders – at home! This recipe yields a wonderful batch of tenders baked to perfection and breaded with Parmesan cheese! 




  1. Trim the fat from the tenders.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Set out three medium bowls.
  4. In the first bowl combine the white flour, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Stir to combine.
  5. In the second bowl combine the whisked egg and minced garlic, stir.
  6. In the third bowl combine the basil, paprika, Panko, and parmesan cheese. Stir to combine.
  7. Place the tenders in the flour mixture, then the egg mixture, then the panko mixture making sure to evenly and thoroughly coat each piece.
  8. Place the tenders on the sheet pan leaving enough room between each tender to ensure even cooking.
  9. Place in the oven and bake for 15 minutes before flipping the tenders and cooking for another 5 to 8 minutes or until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165F.
  10. Remove and serve with marinara sauce.



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