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Crunchy Parmesan Chicken Tenders June 15, 2012

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Crunchy Parmesan Chicken Tenders

Serves 6
Prep time 15 minutes
Cook time 12 minutes
Total time 27 minutes
Meal type Main Dish
Misc Child Friendly, Freezable, Serve Hot
Website Food Network (Giada De Laurentiis)


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


Step 1
Preheat the oven to 500 degrees F.
Step 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.
Step 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.
Step 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.
Step 5
Transfer the chicken tenders to a platter and serve the vinaigrette alongside for dipping.