Friday, May 2, 2014

Picky Palate's Parmesan Chicken Tenders

These chicken tenders were super easy and super yummy.  The boys gave them a perfect 10, and I gave them a 9 because of the calorie count.  Picky Palate's cookbook is definitely not low calorie, but I love the simplicity and flavor of her recipes.
This was a 15 minute dinner, so just what I'm looking for on a busy weeknight, but like I said, they are high in calories. Each tender was 299 calories, and I made 5 tenders out of the recipe.  Here's what I did, and it was a great dinner.

5 chicken tenders
salt and pepper
1 1/2 c buttermilk (I didn't use all of this, but I wanted the ratio of egg to buttermilk to be correct)
1 egg
1/2 c flour
1/2 c Italian flavored Panko bread crumbs
1/2 c grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 t dried thyme leaves
3 T olive oil

Season chicken with salt and pepper.  Add the buttermilk and eggs together and whisk to combine.  Add flour, salt and pepper together in another dish and whisk to combine.  In a third dish whisk together bread crumbs, cheese, and thyme.  Dip the chicken first in the buttermilk, then in the flour, then back in the buttermilk, then into the bread crumbs.  Cook the tenders in the pan with the hot olive oil, and then serve.

The  boys had theirs with ketchup, I had mine plain.

1 comment:

  1. Whenever we go to a fast food restaurant like Wendy's or Burger King, your dad always orders chicken tenders. I ought to try this. It looks and sounds really easy and yet very appealing. Thanks for sharing recipes with us. love mom