Ingredients

Steps

  • In shallow dish, place flour. In another shallow dish, beat egg and water. In third shallow dish, mix bread crumbs and cheese. Coat chicken with flour; dip into egg mixture, then coat with bread crumb mixture. Place on cookie sheet.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • A quick dredging in the flour, then egg before the final panko-Parmesan dip guarantees that the crispy coating will stick to the chicken once they’re baked.
  • Have fun with dips. Mix a spoonful of basil pesto in a good mayonnaise, some plain Greek yogurt with a lot of chopped fresh dill and lemon zest, ranch dressing with crumbled bacon and lots of freshly ground pepper stirred in—or just straight up barbecue sauce.

More About This Recipe

  • Panko breadcrumbs are what give these breaded chicken tenders such a light, crunchy coating. The result is more like the kind of chicken tenders you can order at a restaurant. But, unlike restaurant versions, these tenders can boast the better-for-you preparation method of baking, not frying. If you’re wondering why panko crumbs are really such a game-changer, taste for yourself and be convinced. Long a staple of Asian cuisine, they’ve gained newfound popularity in Western dishes as a coating or crunchy topping. Panko crumbs are larger in size and lighter in texture than regular breadcrumbs which makes them perfect for a crispy coating, with no frying necessary. Check out more of Betty’s best chicken recipes.