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Parmesan chicken tenders with marinara dipping sauce

Total Time
35 min
10 min
25 min
You’ll appreciate how easy this healthy, child-friendly meal is to make. Kids and adults alike will love its great taste, and you can make it in a little over half an hour. The chicken is coated with a deliciously addictive breadcrumb, Parmesan cheese, and garlic powder mixture that gets nice and crispy after it roasts for about 25 minutes in the oven (you'll also love that this recipe is mostly hands-off cooking time too). Serve with your favorite already-made store-bought or homemade marinara sauce alongside for added convenience. It's a slimmed-down version of the classic that you'll find as irresistible as the chicken tenders you enjoyed as a savory treat when growing up.


Cooking spray

1 spray(s)

Seasoned breadcrumbs

½ cup(s), Italian-style

Reduced fat parmesan cheese

¾ oz, finely grated (about 1/4 cup)

Garlic powder

1 tsp

Egg white(s)

3 large

Uncooked boneless skinless chicken breast(s)

1 pound(s), cut into 24 thin strips

Home made marinara sauce

1 cup(s), heated


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Coat a 9 X 13-inch baking pan with cooking spray.
  2. Combine bread crumbs, cheese and garlic powder in a small, shallow bowl. Whip egg whites until foamy and place in another shallow bowl. Dip chicken first into egg whites and then into bread crumb mixture to coat thoroughly. (Note: You may use boneless, skinless chicken tenders instead of chicken breasts, if desired.)
  3. Place chicken tenders on prepared pan and bake until crispy, about 25 minutes. Serve chicken with warmed sauce. Yields about 6 chicken tenders and 1/4 cup of sauce per serving.