Cheese Crusted Chicken Tenders Recipe

Cheese crusted chicken tenders are a delicious and crispy twist on classic chicken tenders. These tender chicken strips are coated in a flavorful mixture of grated cheese, breadcrumbs, and spices, then baked to perfection. The cheese crust adds a savory and cheesy flavor to the chicken, while the breadcrumbs provide a satisfying crunch. These chicken tenders are perfect as a main dish or as a crowd-pleasing appetizer. Serve them with your favorite dipping sauce for a tasty and satisfying meal.

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35minstotal
15minsPrep
20minsCook
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20m.Cook
Cheese Crusted Chicken Tenders
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Ingredients for Cheese Crusted Chicken Tenders Recipe

  • 1/4 pound Chicken Tenders
  • 1/4 cup Grated Cheese
  • 1/4 cup Breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 0.13 teaspoon Paprika
  • 0.13 teaspoon Salt
  • 0.06 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1/4 Large Egg, Beaten

Directions: Cheese Crusted Chicken Tenders Recipe

Cooking Directions

  • STEP 1.Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • STEP 2.In a shallow bowl, combine grated cheese, breadcrumbs, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper.
  • STEP 3.Dip each chicken tender into beaten egg, then coat it in the cheese and breadcrumb mixture, pressing gently to adhere.
  • STEP 4.Place the coated chicken tenders on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown and cooked through.
  • STEP 5.Remove from the oven and let the chicken tenders cool for a few minutes before serving.
  • STEP 6.Serve the cheese crusted chicken tenders with your favorite dipping sauce and enjoy!

Cooking Tips

  • For extra crispy chicken tenders, you can spray them with cooking spray before baking.
  • Feel free to experiment with different types of cheese for the crust, such as cheddar, mozzarella, or Parmesan.
  • If you prefer a spicier flavor, add some cayenne pepper or chili powder to the breadcrumb mixture.
  • To make the chicken tenders ahead of time, you can prepare them up to the baking step and refrigerate until ready to bake.

Storage and Serving

  • Leftover chicken tenders can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • To reheat, place the chicken tenders on a baking sheet and bake in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for about 10 minutes, or until heated through.
  • Serve the cheese crusted chicken tenders as a main dish with a side of vegetables or salad, or as a party appetizer with various dipping sauces.
Nutrition
value
1896
calories per serving
112 g Fat133 g Protein88 g Carbs6 g FiberOther

Current Totals

  • Fat
    112g
  • Protein
    133g
  • Carbs
    88g
  • Fiber
    6g

MacroNutrients

  • Carbs
    88g
  • Protein
    133g
  • Fiber
    6g

Fats

  • Fat
    112g

Vitamins & Minerals

  • Calcium
    477mg
  • Iron
    13mg
  • Vitamin A
    657mcg
  • Vitamin B1
    2mg
  • Vitamin B2
    1mg
  • Vitamin B3
    42mg
  • Vitamin B6
    3mg
  • Vitamin B9
    127mcg
  • Vitamin B12
    < 1mcg
  • Vitamin C
    18mg
  • Vitamin E
    6mg
  • Copper
    2mcg
  • Magnesium
    208mg
  • Manganese
    1mg
  • Phosphorus
    1448mg
  • Selenium
    150mcg
  • Zinc
    11mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment
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Recipe By Slurrp