Oatmeal-Crusted Chicken Tenders

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Oatmeal-Crusted Chicken Tenders

Oatmeal-Crusted Chicken Tenders
Number of Servings: 4 Total Preparation Time: less than 15 minutes
Actual Cooking Time: 15 to 30 minutes Source: HealthyEating.org
Food Groups: Dairy, Grains, Protein
Main Ingredient: Chicken & Turkey
Meal Type: Dinner Entrée
Nutrition Content: Good Source of Calcium
Special Features: Quick to Prepare (under 30 minutes), Simple (6 or less ingredients) , Kids Love It, Kids Can Help Make It


1 cup Oats, regular
3/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated fresh
1 teaspoon Thyme, chopped fresh
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1/4 teaspoon Pepper, black, freshly ground
1 pound Chicken breast tenders
Cooking spray


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.

Nutrient Information
Calories: 301
Total Fat: 11
Saturated Fat: 5
Polyunsaturated Fat:
Monounsaturated Fat:
Sodium: 535
Carbohydrates: 14
Protein: 35
Fiber: 2
Vitamin A:
Vitamin C:
Calcium: 259

Cook's Notes:

Reduce the cheese in this recipe for lower calories, fat and sodium.