Crunchy Chicken Tenders


So much better tasting than store-bought nuggets, these tenders come together quickly and easily for a fast weeknight meal. Serve them with honey mustard or light ranch dressing as a dipping sauce.


NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION:
PER SERVING

Calories: 238
Total fat: 8.3g
Saturated fat: 4.1g
Monounsaturated fat: 2.4g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.8g
Protein: 36.9g
Carbohydrate: 14.2g
Fiber: 1.9g
Cholesterol: 80mg
Iron: 2mg
Sodium: 710mg
Calcium: 278mg

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Ingredients

1 cup regular oats
¾ cup (3 ounces) grated fresh Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 pound chicken breast tenders
Cooking spray 

PREPARATION
1.  Preheat oven to 450°.
2.  Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.
3.  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 mixture in a shallow bowl.
4.  Place each chicken breast tender between 2 sheets of heavy-duty plastic wrap. Pound to ¼-inch thickness using a meat mallet or small heavy skillet.
5.  Coat both sides of tenders with cooking spray; dredge tenders in oat mixture. Place tenders on pre-sprayed baking sheet and bake at 450° for 15 minutes or until browned.


Serves 4
About 4 ounces each









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