Chicken Tenders Parmesan

A Twist On A Kid Favourite


Kids always seem to like things better when they are covered in sauce and cheese, and these crispy chicken tenders are no exception.  If you don't have chicken tenders, I often just slice some chicken breasts into 4-5 strips each and go from there.  Try serving this with some buttered noodles and ceasar salad...and a glass of red wine for you!


2 large eggs
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup fine breadcrumbs
1/4 tsp oregano
1/4 basil
1/4 garlic powder
sprinkle pepper
1 1/2 lbs chicken tenders
1 3/4 cups best quality pasta sauce
4 oz (1 cup) shredded part skim mozzarella

  Turn on broiler with rack set about 4 inches from the heat.

  In a bowl, combine the breadcrumbs with 1/2 cup Parmesan, oregano, basil, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Crack the eggs in a separate bowl, beat slightly, and set aside. Dip the tenders first into the eggs and then roll in the breadcrumb mixture, coating all over. Place on a baking sheet.

  Broil tenders for 2-4 minutes per side until golden. Remove from oven.

  Pre-heat oven to 450 F. Spread 1 cup pasta sauce over the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking dish. Top with chicken tenders, remaining sauce, and mozzarella. Bake 15-20 minutes, or until cheese is melted and bubbly.

  Serve with pasta.

Adapted from Every Day Food

She may go by the name Scatteredmom online, but Karen really is anything but scattered when it comes to the kitchen.  Churning out tasty treats within view of the Georgia Strait on Canada's west coast, Karen will hand you an organized weekly meal plan or teach you how to make meals from scratch.  As Mom to a teenage boy, she knows exactly what it takes to keep kids full and happy-which has really come in handy with her job as the Food Editor at Yummy Mummy Club.

A strong supporter of Food Revolution who has been endorsed by Jamie Oliver himself, by day Karen can be found working as a special education teaching assistant, running a kitchen and showing teenagers how to cook nutritious meals for themselves.  By night, when she's not chatting on Twitter and answering cooking questions,  she writes her popular blog Notes From the Cookie Jar, or posting mouthwatering recipes over at Chasing Tomatoes.  Not afraid to give her opinion and passionate about community, Karen spoke at Blissdom Canada 2010 and her writing has been published in Canadian Living magazine, as well as in various online publications. 

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