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Oatmeal-Crusted Chicken Tenders

Oatmeal-Crusted Chicken Tenders
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4 servings (serving size: about 4 ounces)

Oatmeal-crusted chicken tenders are delightfully crunchy, and are sure to be a hit with adults and children alike. Serve with commercial honey mustard or light ranch dressing for dipping.

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutrition Information

  • calories 283
  • caloriesfromfat 26 %
  • fat 8.3 g
  • satfat 4.1 g
  • monofat 2.4 g
  • polyfat 0.8 g
  • protein 36.9 g
  • carbohydrate 14.2 g
  • fiber 1.9 g
  • cholesterol 80 mg
  • iron 2 mg
  • sodium 710 mg
  • calcium 278 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 450°.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.