Oatmeal-Crusted Chicken Tenders

This is a healthy, easy, kid-friendly recipe which is great for a movie-night. You can make several dipping sauces to go along with it.

Oatmeal-Crusted Chicken Tenders
(by Cooking Light 2006)


1 cup regular oats

  • 3/4 cup (3 ounces) grated fresh Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 pound chicken breast tenders
  • Cooking spray

>>To Make

Preheat oven to 450°.
Place oats in a food processor, and process for 20 seconds or until coarsely ground. Add cheese, thyme, salt, and pepper. Pulse to combine, and place in a shallow bowl.
Place each chicken breast tender between 2 sheets of heavy-duty plastic wrap; pound to 1/4-inch thickness using a meat mallet or small heavy skillet. Coat both sides of tenders with cooking spray; dredge tenders in oat mixture. Place tenders on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake at 450° for 15 minutes or until browned.
>>Serving Suggestions
>Sauces: Honey Mustard: honey+mustard+ Worcestershire//buttermilk ranch
>Serve with Perfect Oven Fries

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