Parmesan Crusted Chicken Tenders

Chicken Tenders with a Parmesan cheese crust are succulent pieces of chicken coated in shredded Parmesan cheese, baked to a glorious golden brown. This recipe is a breeze to whip up, requiring minimal prep time. Plus, it’s a low-carb-friendly alternative to traditional fried chicken tenders, with no deep frying involved.

Oven baked Parmesan crusted chicken strips served on a white plate with spicy mayo dipping sauce.

How to make Parmesan Crusted Chicken Tenders?

Directions

  1. Begin by cutting the chicken into tender strips and seasoning them generously with salt and black pepper.
  2. Next, give the chicken a delightful coating by dipping each strip into flour, followed by beaten eggs, and finally, a roll in shredded Parmesan cheese.
  3. Place these beautifully prepared chicken tenders in a baking dish or tray and bake them at 400°F until they achieve a luscious golden brown hue.
  4. While the tenders are baking, prepare the sauce by mixing together mayo, Sriracha, and a touch of black pepper. Once your chicken tenders are baked, serve them alongside the spicy mayo dipping sauce.

Boneless chicken thigh being prepped to be used in a Parmesan crusted chicken tender recipe.

What ingredients do I need to make chicken tenders with Parmesan crust?

Ingredients

  • Chicken – boneless skinless chicken thigh or chicken breast.
  • Salt – sea salt preferred.
  • Black Pepper – ground.
  • Flour  all purpose flour for baking. Use Almond Flour for a low carb recipe.
  • Eggs – beaten.
  • Shredded Parmesan Cheese – pre-shredded Parmesan cheese, not grated Parmesan.
  • Mayonnaise – use Japanese Kewpie Mayo. Can substitute with regular mayo but will alter flavor.
  • Sriracha – Asian style chill sauce.

How to store leftovers?

To store leftovers, simply place them in an airtight container and refrigerate. They’ll stay fresh and tasty for up to 7-10 days. When you’re ready to enjoy them again, you can reheat them in the oven for that crispy texture or use a microwave for a quick meal.

Parmesan crusted chicken tenders on a baking tray ready to be baked.

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Oven baked Parmesan crusted chicken strips served on a white plate.

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Oven baked Parmesan crusted chicken strips served on a white plate with spicy mayo dipping sauce.

Parmesan Crusted Chicken Tenders

Indulge in our Parmesan Crusted Chicken Tenders, a simple and savory delight. These low-carb chicken tenders, coated in shredded Parmesan cheese, bake to perfection. Dip them in spicy mayo for a flavor-packed experience.
4.20 from 10 votes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian Fusion, Worldwide
Keyword: baked chicken tenders with mayo and parmesan, chicken tenders mayo parmesan, oven baked parmesan crusted chicken tenders, parmesan chicken tenders with mayo
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2
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Calories: 1398kcal

Ingredients

Chicken

Sauce

Instructions

  • Gather all the ingredients.
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  • Preheat oven to 400. We strongly recommend using a silicone baking mat for this recipe, but if you don't have any, line baking sheet with aluminum foil and generously spray with cooking oil.
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  • Dry chicken with paper towel, cut into 1/2 inch thick strips and sprinkle salt and pepper on both sides.
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  • In separate bowls, fill 1 mixing bowl with flour, 1 mixing bowl with a beaten eggs, and 1 mixing bowl with shredded Parmesan cheese.
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  • In this order, dip and coat each chicken strip: flour > eggs > shredded Parmesan cheese. Once coated, place onto baking mat.
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  • Place baking mat on middle rack and bake for 6-7 minutes until cheese crust is golden brown. Carefully flip to the other side and bake for another 6-7 minutes (internal temp of the chicken should be 165F). You optional can also create a golden brown crust by moving the oven tray 6-8 inches away from heating element and broiling for about 1-2 minutes.
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  • Finely chop green onions and set aside.
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  • In a separate small mixing bowl, combine Kewpie Mayo, Sriracha, a pinch of black pepper. Mix well, top with green onions and set aside.
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  • Transfer cheese crusted chicken tenders to serving plate and serve with sauce.
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Nutrition

Calories: 1398kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 86g | Fat: 109g | Saturated Fat: 33g | Cholesterol: 447mg | Sodium: 2564mg | Potassium: 514mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1256IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 1498mg | Iron: 5mg
*Values Based Per Serving
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2 Comments

  1. So glad you ran out of pork rinds.. In Australia, it is impossible to get decent pork rinds so cannot make any recipes with pork rinds in the ingredients. Looking forward to trying this recipr.

    • LowCarbingAsian

      Haha – you could always make your own pork rinds – or even chicken rinds!! For most of our recipes though, you probably could replace the rinds by using either shredded or grated Parmesan cheese!

      Edit – I also believe you can use Psyllium Husk as well, but not sure how accessible that is in Australia!

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