Garlic Parmesan Chicken Tenders

Delicious chicken tenders breaded in a garlic parmesan panko mixture and baked to crispy perfection! This is a meal the entire family will love! 

Garlic Parmesan Chicken Tenders

Hey everyone! Chelsea back from We are a huge fan of chicken tenders and breaded chicken so I’m excited to be sharing one of my family’s favorite recipes here on The Recipe Critic!

The “special ingredient” in these tenders is the Panko. Instead of breadcrumbs or just flour I use panko. Panko is generally used in Japanese cooking and it can be found in the grocery store in the Asian foods aisle. I definitely prefer panko to regular breadcrumbs because of its lighter and more delicate texture. It results in a more crispy and crunchy end product than breadcrumbs. Especially when you are baking chicken instead of frying; the panko makes a huge difference!

To try our absolute FAVORITE dipping sauce for these tenders, click here to check that out! 🙂

Garlic Parmesan Chicken Tenders

Garlic Parmesan Chicken Tenders

5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Delicious chicken tenders breaded in a garlic parmesan panko mixture and baked to crispy perfection! This is a meal the entire family will love!



  • 1 and 1/4 pounds boneless skinless chicken tenders
  • 1/2 cup white flour
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil or melted butter
  • 3 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 cup Panko
  • 2/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • [url:2]3-ingredient delicious chicken dipping sauce[/url]


  1. [url:3]Trim the fat[/url] from the tenders.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  3. Set out [url:4]three bowls[/url]. Fill one with the white flour, about 1/4 teaspoon pepper, & about 1/2 teaspoon salt. Stir,
  4. Fill the next bowl with the olive oil or butter and minced garlic. Stir.
  5. Place the basil, paprika, Panko, and parmesan cheese in the last. Stir.
  6. Place the tenders in the flour mixture, then the garlic oil, then the panko mixture making sure to evenly and thoroughly coat each piece.
  7. Place the tenders on the [url:5]sheet[/url] and then place in the oven.
  8. Cook for 15 minutes and then flip the tenders and cook for another 5-8 minutes or until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165 degrees F.
  9. Remove and enjoy immediately with the dipping sauce!

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Garlic Parmesan Chicken Tenders
Amount Per Serving
Calories 491 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 444mg19%
Potassium 245mg7%
Carbohydrates 97g32%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 16g32%
Vitamin A 246IU5%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 159mg16%
Iron 7mg39%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Chelsea Lords

Chelsea is the blogger behind Chelsea’s Messy Apron. She is always experimenting in the kitchen and making new things to eat. “Or I am in the kitchen eating. Both are good.” She tries to eat a balanced diet of healthful foods, but she loves desserts. You will find most of her recipes are healthy and easy, but still taste great! She has found that eating is all about balance and she hopes that that is the case on her site!

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  1. 5 stars
    Omg these were amazingly moist inside and crispy out..I used Romano cheese instead of parm, put flour in a bag and shook the tenders to coat, rolled next in chopped garlic and olive oil ,then seasoned panko and Romano.. for my dipping sauce I mixed plain yogurt,beer mustard and spicy barbecue sauce to tast. We like a kicky sauce… then last 8 min baked my zucchini fries that Intossed with olive oil, rosemary,garlic,and onion granulated powders and pepper.. our new menus item from now on..delish and easy..

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