Parmesan Chicken Bites

How about a delicious batch of chicken tenders that no one has to stand around the hot oil to fry? This recipe will give you enough to feed a hungry family. They will enjoy the flavor and the way they make them smile.

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Crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, the way everyone wants their tenders to be. As mentioned, these are not fried, rather they are baked in the oven. These can be made for an after school snack, a meal served with vegetables and french fries, of course. Go ahead, make them really happy!

Frequently Asked Questions:

How do I store these?

Once cooked, these can be stored in the refrigerator in a tightly closed container. They will be good for up to 4 days.

To store in the freezer, place the tenders on a baking tray and set in the freezer for up to 30 minutes. Remove and place into a ziploc bag. They will remain good for 3 months. To prepare for serving, thaw in the refrigerator.

How can I make these into Garlic Parmesan Tenders?

Add an extra teaspoon of garlic to the breading crumbs.

How can I make them Crispier?

Place a wire rack on the baking sheet, then place the chicken tenders on the rack. This will help the heat to circulate around the chicken and crisp up the outside.

Can I add other spices?

You could add a teaspoon of Italian seasoning to the bread crumb mix for an added flavor.

What do you need for Parmesan Chicken Bites

3 Boneless Chicken breast cut into nugget sized pieces

½ cup butter

1 tsp garlic powder

½ cup grated parmesan cheese

½ cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs

½ cup Panko breading

How to make Parmesan Chicken Bites

FIRST STEP:

Cut the chicken into nugget sized pieces, 1 inch by 2 inches is a good size

In a shallow dish combine the Panko, the Italian seasoned bread crumbs, garlic powder and grated parmesan.

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SECOND STEP:

Melt the butter in a shallow dish in the microwave.

Dip the chicken pieces into the melted butter and then into the bread crumb mix.

THIRD STEP:

Coat the pieces completely, pressing it on if needed.

Place the chicken pieces onto a baking sheet and into the oven

Bake at 400* until cooked through.

Optional:

You can flip the chicken over mid way through the cooking stage. This will help both sides get crispy.

Before placing chicken onto the baking tray, spray with a cooking spray, or use a sheet of parchment paper to prevent sticking to the pan.

If you want the chicken tenders to be a little browner, turn the broiler on, lower the rack as far as you can and allow the tenders to sit under the broiler for a few minutes. Flip so the other side can brown also.

Serving Suggestions:

Serve with a dinner salad

Homemade french fries

Roasted potatoes and vegetables, carrots, broccoli and cauliflower.

These tenders will taste fabulous by themselves or with a dipping sauce.

Suggestions:

Ranch

Barbecue

Honey Mustard

Ketchup

When all is said and done, surprise the family with a delicious dessert!

Parmesan Chicken Bites

Parmesan Chicken Bites

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 Boneless Chicken breast cut into nugget sized pieces
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
  • ½ cup Panko breading

Instructions

FIRST STEP:

  1. Cut the chicken into nugget sized pieces, 1 inch by 2 inches is a good size
  2. In a shallow dish combine the Panko, the Italian seasoned bread crumbs, garlic powder and grated parmesan.

SECOND STEP:

  1. Melt the butter in a shallow dish in the microwave.
  2. Dip the chicken pieces into the melted butter and then into the bread crumb mix.

THIRD STEP:

  1. Coat the pieces completely, pressing it on if needed.
  2. Place the chicken pieces onto a baking sheet and into the oven
  3. Bake at 400* until cooked through.
Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 1 piece
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 120Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 10gCholesterol: 120mgSodium: 44mgProtein: 20g