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Crunchy Parmesan Chicken Tenders

Marinating these chicken tenders in buttermilk gives them that quintessential "fried" flavor and keeps them from drying out. Coating them in parmesan and breadcrumbs quickly in high heat gives them a super crunchy crust!

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Crunchy Parmesan Chicken Tenders

Servings

14

Prep Time

15 minutes

Cook Time

12 minutes

Calories

0

Author:

The Giadzy Kitchen

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Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons plus 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 pounds chicken tenders (about 18)
  • 3 large garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/4 cups freshly grated Parmesan
  • 3/4 cup Italian-style seasoned bread crumbs

Instructions

  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 12 minutes.
  5. Transfer the chicken tenders to a platter and serve the vinaigrette alongside for dipping.

Nutrition

Nutrition

Nutrition Serving Size
14
per serving
Calories
0
Amount/Serving % Daily Value
Carbs
14 grams
Protein
13 grams
Fat
23 grams
Saturated Fat
6 grams
Cholestrol
30 milligrams
Sodium
479 milligrams
Fiber
1 grams
Sugar
2 grams
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