This simple dinner comes from the "Family Meals" cookbook by Maria Helm Sinskey that my bf gave me when I visited her in California a few years ago. If you want to get something ready in the morning to eat that night, this is a perfect idea. If these sit prepared in the fridge uncovered for a few hours, they dry out becoming even more crispy when you bake them later on.
I started with four boneless/skinless chicken breast and just cut them in strips, I stock up on them when they are on sale, and don't typically buy the pre-cut tenders. In a shallow bowl or pie pan add flour, salt and pepper. In the second bowl beat 3-4 eggs and add salt and pepper. I usually start with three eggs but typically always need to add a fourth egg. In the third and final bowl, place the bread crumbs, salt, pepper, and Parmesan cheese, stir to combine. Starting with the flour, dip the chicken strip in, followed by the egg, and finish with bread crumbs. Prepare a baking sheet by pouring some extra virgin olive oil to coat the sheet. Place chicken strips on a baking sheet and either place uncovered in the refrigerator or place in the oven at 425 degrees. Bake for 8 minutes and then turn the tenders over and bake an additional 8-10 minutes or until cooked through.
Oven Fried Chicken Tenders
adapted from "Family Meals" by Maria Helm Sinskey
Pour 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil on a rimmed baking sheet.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees
3-4 boneless/skinless chicken breast, cut into strips
Line up three shallow bowls or pie dishes. In the first bowl, add;
1 cup flour
1 tsp. salt
Dash of black pepper
In the second bowl beat together 3 eggs and add 1 tsp. salt and dash of black pepper
Finally, in the third bowl, add 1 cup dried bread crumbs, 1 tsp. salt, dash of black pepper and 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese.
In that order, dip each chicken strip. (Flour, egg, breadcrumbs)
Place on baking sheet and bake for 8 minutes, turn over the strips after 8 minutes and bake an additional 8-10 minutes or until cooked through.
Serve with your favorite dipping sauce!