Key Lime Chicken Tenders

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My whole family loves chicken tenders, especially when they are homemade. Their favorite is parmesan crusted chicken tenders that are fried in a skillet…until these oven baked, crispy Key Lime Chicken Tenders came along. Now they have a new favorite and that makes me happy because these chicken tenders are easier to make!

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In a small, wide bowl, mix together panko bread crumbs, garlic powder, salt, pepper, parsley, oregano, onion powder and grated parmesan.

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Cut boneless, skinless chicken breasts in half. (I’ve also cut them in thirds or you could cut them into nugget size for little kids.)

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Mix together melted butter and key lime juice. Dip the chicken into the butter mixture.

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Then, coat the chicken tenders in the bread crumb mixture.

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Place them on a greased baking sheet and bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes, until cooked through. You can flip the chicken tenders halfway through cooking to help brown both sides.

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Cook the chicken tenders under the broiler for a couple of minutes to make the tops more golden brown, if desired. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with a little grated key lime zest for added flavor.

Key Lime Chicken Tenders | thegunnysack.com

My husband said that this was some of the best chicken he has ever eaten! These Key Lime Chicken Tenders have a crunchy coating, a light lime flavor and the chicken was tender and moist.

Key Lime Chicken Tenders
 
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 4-6 servings
Ingredients
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • 3 tbsp key lime juice (fresh squeezed or bottled)
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs (Japanese-style bread crumbs)
  • ½ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp parsley
  • ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ dried oregano
  • ¼ tsp onion powder
  • ¼ tsp grated key lime zest
Instructions
  1. In a small, wide bowl, mix together panko bread crumbs, grated parmesan, garlic powder, salt, pepper, parsley, oregano, onion powder.
  2. Cut boneless, skinless chicken breasts in half. (I’ve also cut them in thirds or you could cut them into nugget size for little kids.)
  3. Mix together melted butter and key lime juice. Dip the chicken into the butter mixture.
  4. Then, coat the chicken tenders in the bread crumb mixture.
  5. Place them on a greased baking sheet and bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes, until cooked through. You can flip the chicken tenders halfway through cooking to help brown both sides.
  6. Cook the chicken tenders under the broiler for a couple of minutes to make the tops more golden brown, if desired.
  7. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with a little grated key lime zest for added flavor.

 Love Key Lime? Check out these recipes:

Key-Lime-Recipes

Easy Key Lime Pie | Key Lime Cheesecake Milkshake | Key Lime Creme Brulee

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