Baked Parmesan Garlic Chicken Tenders

Although messy to prepare, these homemade chicken tenders are flavorful and kids love them.

Three breaded chicken tenders on white plate

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Baked Parmesan Garlic Chicken Tenders

Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings
Calories per Serving: 349
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4 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Although messy to prepare, these homemade chicken tenders are flavorful and kids love them.


  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3/4 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
  • 2 lbs. skinless, boneless chicken tenderloins


  • Preheat oven to 425°F.
  • Combine the mayonnaise, Parmesan cheese, and garlic powder in a bowl. Place bread crumbs in a shallow dipping container.
  • Spread mayonnaise mixture on each tenderloin, then dip each tenderloin into the bread crumbs to coat both sides.
  • Place coated chicken on a silicone baking sheet or a metal baking sheet lined with aluminum foil.
  • Bake 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until chicken juices run clear and coating is golden brown.


Spreading the mayonnaise mixture with a spoon or small spatula is less of a mess, but you may find dipping the tenders by hand to be easier.
If you don’t want to get your hands messy, wear disposable gloves or get the kids involved—most kids enjoy helping and don’t seem to mind the mess.
Recipe Author: Mary Ann Kelley


About Mary Ann

Mary Ann Kelley has been creating meal plans online for over 15 years, first as part of TheHomeSchoolMom's cooking resources for busy moms and later on Menus4Moms, which has been highlighted by "Diner's Journal," The New York Times' Blog on Dining Out, and PBS Parents' "Kitchen Explorer."

Mary Ann loves cooking and she loves planning/organizing, so meal planning is a natural intersection of the two. She believes her mission for the meal plans is being fulfilled when visitors let her know that she has helped them save time and money by teaching them to plan ahead and become more efficient in the kitchen.

When Mary Ann is not cooking, she enjoys reading, researching genealogy, and traveling.

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