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Oatmeal-Crusted Chicken Tenders

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.

Cooking Light SEPTEMBER 2006

  • Yield: 4 servings (serving size: about 4 ounces)

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

Preparation

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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 283
  • Calories from fat: 26%
  • 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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