Chicken Pesto Tenders

Basil is a delicious complement to many foods, and this recipe for basil pesto to serve with chicken tenders is easy to prepare and eat together as a family. It's also very kid-friendly in addition to being nurtitionally balanced—the greens, nuts, and cheese provide plenty of protein and are packed with vitamin A and magnesium to boot. Make a big batch of basil pesto and keep it in the freezer to use year-round as a spread on sandwiches, with pasta, or with these delicious Chicken Pesto Tenders!

Chicken Pesto Tenders
2.4/5 rating (8 votes)

  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 lb. chicken tenders, cleaned and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup basil pesto
  • Directions

    1. Preheat broiler.
    2. Combine first three ingredients in a bowl.
    3. In another bowl, combine chicken tenders and pesto and toss to evenly coat.
    4. Bread each tender with the bread crumb/Parmesan mixture and place on a cooking rack with a foil-lined cookie sheet under it.
    5. Broil for two minutes on one side, turn tenders over, and broil another two minutes then take them out.
    6. Cool and serve.

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