With just Five Ingredients and Five Minutes of prep time, these Garlic Parmesan Chicken Tenders will be your new easy dinner. This is our favorite easy Chicken Tenders Recipe.
Five Minute Garlic Parmesan Chicken Tenders Recipe
It can be difficult to make simple staples taste good quickly. My Five Minute Garlic Parmesan Chicken Tenders Recipe does just that. With a five minute prep time, you can pop them in the oven and help kids with homework, get a couple of chores done, or just sit back and put your tired feet up.
Can I sub in chicken breasts?
Chicken tenderloins are my favorite meat for quick dinners. They cook fast and don’t require cutting or trimming first. Since chicken doesn’t have a ton of flavor on its own you can incorporate them in hundreds of ways.
I’m able to get them for about .50 more per pound than chicken breasts. Since they are a better cut of poultry this price difference is worth it to me. But if you prefer to use chicken breasts you can. Just cut them into strips and proceed with the rest of the recipe.
Here are a few of my other favorite Chicken Tenders Recipes:
This recipe has the same topping I use on my Garlic Parmesan Zucchini. It is a family favorite and I knew it would also be great on chicken. My kids gobbled this up.
I must say it is awfully hard to type while holding a baby. If my posts are a bit less wordy than normal that is why. My sweet 7-week old boy is such a blessing but he loves to be in mama’s arms. I wear him in baby carriers often but he’s happier if I’m moving around doing chores than sitting and typing. Creating recipes and taking photos is easy, even editing since I can click with one hand, but two-handed typing, not so much.
Five Minute Garlic Parmesan Chicken Tenders Recipe Ingredients:
2.5 pounds chicken tenderloins
3/4 cup mayo
3/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese, divided
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp salt
Mayo? Do I have to use mayo?
Mayo is my favorite condiment ever. It takes almost any savory dish and kicks it up a notch. It is my go-to for making anything dairy-free creamy. That delicious emulsified oil can replace cream in many recipes.
You cannot taste it in this recipe. Really. But if you are adamantly opposed to using mayonnaise I’ve had readers use yogurt or sour cream successfully.
- Preheat oven to 400.
- Combine the mayo, 1/4 cup of the cheese, garlic, and salt in a medium bowl. Add the chicken and stir to coat. Put the chicken on a large baking sheet. I put parchment on mine to save on the cleanup.
- Sprinkle on the rest of the cheese.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes until the chicken is cooked through.
- Optional: Broil for 2-3 minutes to brown the cheese. Watch the chicken closely if you are broiling so it doesn't burn.
Originally published on 11/3/17. Revised and republished on 10/24/18.