Parmesan Chicken Tenders

Parmesan Chicken Tenders USDA Recipe for Family Child Care Centers

Marinated in Italian dressing, breaded, and baked, these chicken tenders are sure to make a regular appearance at the table.
CACFP CREDITING INFORMATION
3¼ oz eq meat/meat alternate
¼ oz eq grains
SOURCE
Team Nutrition CACFP Easy Recipe Project
TeamNutrition.USDA.gov
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Prep Time 6 hrs 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 6 hrs 30 mins

Ingredients
 

  • - - Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 lb 11 oz Chicken tenders, fresh or frozen, thawed (at least 12 tenders)
  • ¼ cup + 2 Tbsp Italian dressing, prepared
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • ¼ cup Breadcrumbs, whole-wheat, seasoned
  • ¼ cup breadcrumbs, plain, panko, enriched

Quantity
 

  • - - Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 lb 11 oz Chicken tenders, fresh or frozen, thawed (at least 12 tenders)
  • ¼ cup + 2 Tbsp Italian dressing, prepared
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • ¼ cup Breadcrumbs, whole-wheat, seasoned
  • ¼ cup breadcrumbs, plain, panko, enriched

Ingredients
 

  • - - Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 lb 11 oz Chicken tenders, fresh or frozen, thawed (at least 12 tenders)
  • ¼ cup + 2 Tbsp Italian dressing, prepared
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • ¼ cup Breadcrumbs, whole-wheat, seasoned
  • ¼ cup breadcrumbs, plain, panko, enriched

Quantity
 

  • - - Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 lb 11 oz Chicken tenders, fresh or frozen, thawed (at least 12 tenders)
  • ¼ cup + 2 Tbsp Italian dressing, prepared
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • ¼ cup Breadcrumbs, whole-wheat, seasoned
  • ¼ cup breadcrumbs, plain, panko, enriched
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Ingredients
 

  • - - Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 lb 11 oz Chicken tenders, fresh or frozen, thawed (at least 12 tenders)
  • ¼ cup + 2 Tbsp Italian dressing, prepared
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • ¼ cup Breadcrumbs, whole-wheat, seasoned
  • ¼ cup breadcrumbs, plain, panko, enriched

Quantity
 

  • - - Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 lb 11 oz Chicken tenders, fresh or frozen, thawed (at least 12 tenders)
  • ¼ cup + 2 Tbsp Italian dressing, prepared
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • ¼ cup Breadcrumbs, whole-wheat, seasoned
  • ¼ cup breadcrumbs, plain, panko, enriched
*See Marketing Guide

Ingredients
 

  • - - Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 lb 11 oz Chicken tenders, fresh or frozen, thawed (at least 12 tenders)
  • ¼ cup + 2 Tbsp Italian dressing, prepared
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • ¼ cup Breadcrumbs, whole-wheat, seasoned
  • ¼ cup breadcrumbs, plain, panko, enriched

Quantity
 

  • - - Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 lb 11 oz Chicken tenders, fresh or frozen, thawed (at least 12 tenders)
  • ¼ cup + 2 Tbsp Italian dressing, prepared
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • ¼ cup Breadcrumbs, whole-wheat, seasoned
  • ¼ cup breadcrumbs, plain, panko, enriched
*See Marketing Guide

Ingredients
 

  • - - Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 lb 11 oz Chicken tenders, fresh or frozen, thawed (at least 12 tenders)
  • ¼ cup + 2 Tbsp Italian dressing, prepared
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • ¼ cup Breadcrumbs, whole-wheat, seasoned
  • ¼ cup breadcrumbs, plain, panko, enriched

Quantity
 

  • - - Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 lb 11 oz Chicken tenders, fresh or frozen, thawed (at least 12 tenders)
  • ¼ cup + 2 Tbsp Italian dressing, prepared
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • ¼ cup Breadcrumbs, whole-wheat, seasoned
  • ¼ cup breadcrumbs, plain, panko, enriched
*See Marketing Guide

Instructions
 

  • Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Preheat oven to 400 °F.
  • Place a baking rack on top of a baking sheet. Spray rack with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
  • Place chicken tenders and Italian dressing in a plastic or glass bowl. Cover. Marinate in the refrigerator at 40 °F or lower for 2–6 hours or overnight. Wash hands after touching uncooked chicken.
  • In a small bowl, combine parmesan cheese and breadcrumbs (whole-wheat and panko). Mix.
  • Remove chicken tenders from dressing. Discard any remaining Italian dressing.
  • Coat tenders with parmesan breading. Place on prepared baking rack. Wash hands after touching uncooked chicken.
  • Bake for 20 minutes. Heat to an internal temperature of 165 °F or higher for at least 15 seconds. Remove from the oven.
  • Serve 2 tenders. Serve immediately, or keep warm at 140 °F or higher.

Nutrition INFORMATION

Nutrition Facts
Parmesan Chicken Tenders USDA Recipe for Family Child Care Centers
Amount Per Serving (2 Parmesan Chicken Tender)
Calories 214 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 74mg25%
Sodium 344mg15%
Total Carbohydrates 7g2%
Dietary Fiber 0g0%
Total Sugars 2g2%
Protein 28g56%
Calcium 65mg7%
Iron 1mg6%
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*Marketing Guide
The CHEF TIPS:

  • Contains milk (parmesan cheese) and wheat (breadcrumbs). Breadcrumbs can be a hidden source of common allergens, which include milk, peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, fish, shellfish, soy, wheat, and sesame.
  • Sesame can appear as an ingredient in food where it might not be expected (breadcrumbs) and may be included in the ingredient statements as “spice” or “flavoring.”
  • The symbol indicates the recipe is whole grain-rich.
  • Creditable grains contribution calculated using the Recipe Analysis Workbook, Method A.

Notes

  • Prep time: 6 hours 10 minutes (2–6 hours marinating)
Yield / Volume