This chicken tenders recipe packs plenty of flavor, thanks to Parmesan and hot sauce, but won't weigh you down like fried chicken strips will!
My children love chicken fingers and nuggets, but long-ago stopped buying the frozen ones in the store. I like knowing exactly what I am putting in to my family!
My children really love my copycat Chick Fil'A chicken nuggets recipe, but I prefer to stay away from frying as much as possible. The problem is, if I am going to make something without frying, it had better be something that they will enjoy!
With this chicken tenders recipe? Problem solved! Both the oil and the Parmesan in the coating help these get nice and crispy without having to deep fry them.
Panko is my favorite thing to use as breading, but it can be tricky to work with as the crumbs are very large and often fall off. I was about to stop using them, even though I love them, because I could never get an even breading on anything.
And then I had a "light bulb moment". I found that adding them to a food processor makes them a little finer and solves this issue!
For additional flavor, you could add dried herbs to the food processor with the panko and cheese. A little dried basil or oregano would be perfect! Using tongs for dredging in the flour and the egg helps prevent your hands from getting gummed up with the coating.
Oh - and since I use Parmesan and hot sauce, I didn't think salt or pepper were necessary, but you can season these to your liking when they come out of the oven.