Jun 29, 2017
"Unbreaded" Parmesan Chicken Tenders Recipe - ZERO Carb!
These babies are not only tender, but so flavorful! Who needs breadcrumbs or flour?? Not us! I also love that this meal comes together without much work; all it needs is a simple vegetable on the side and viola! you've got a truly healthy meal.
Money Saving Tip: Yes, this recipe calls for chicken tenders, but I recommend you buy frozen chicken breasts instead. Let them thaw, then cut them into smaller, chicken tender-sized pieces. It's easy, doesn't take much time, and saves money.
Another Note: Although the cheese I used to calculate nutritional information on this chicken dish claimed to be ZERO CARBS (yay!), all dairy has a small amount of carbohydrates. Food manufacturers are allowed to indicate the carbohydrates in any given food are zero if the serving size has less than 1 carb. So do bear this in mind if you're diabetic or carefully counting carbohydrates.
"Unbreaded" Parmesan Chicken Tenders Recipe
2 lbs. chicken tenders
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon paprika
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon fine sea salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
pinch of cayenne pepper (optional, but recommended)
1/2 cup butter
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line two baking trays with parchment paper and set aside.
2. In a pie plate or shallow casserole dish, stir together the cheese, oregano, paprika, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and cayenne. Set aside.
3. In another pie plate or shallow casserole dish, melt the butter in the microwave. (Or, if you prefer, melt in a small saucepan on the stove, then transfer to the pie plate.)
4. Dip each piece of chicken in the butter, coating both sides, then dip t in the cheese mixture, well covering all sides of the chicken. Place chicken pieces on the prepared baking tray.
5. Bake for 20-30 minutes, or until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.
Estimated Nutrition, according to SuperTracker; per piece of chicken: Carbs 0 g.; protein 17 g.; fiber 0 g.; fat 10 g.; calories 160.