Using only four ingredients and a few minutes of your time, these homemade chicken tenders are perfect for those busy weeknights. Basil, along with other ingredients in pesto, has many health benefits, and these are baked instead of fried, making them an overall healthier choice.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

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  • Whisk pesto and mayonnaise together in a bowl. Dredge both sides of each chicken tender in the pesto mixture and coat with bread crumbs. Arrange tenders on a baking sheet.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Turn chicken pieces and continue baking until chicken is no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 15 more minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the centers should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts

294 calories; protein 30.4g 61% DV; carbohydrates 20g 7% DV; fat 12.5g 19% DV; cholesterol 74.2mg 25% DV; sodium 300.9mg 12% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2019
Since I did not have chicken tenders I used boneless chicken breasts and pounded them thinner. It was absolutely delicious and I'm sure I will be making it again. Thank you for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/23/2019
Excellent!!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2019
Since I did not have chicken tenders I used boneless chicken breasts and pounded them thinner. It was absolutely delicious and I'm sure I will be making it again. Thank you for the recipe. Read More
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