Baked Pesto Chicken Tenders

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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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Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons pesto

  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise

  • 1 pound chicken breast tenderloins

  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs

Directions

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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 (per serving)

294 Calories
13g Fat
20g Carbs
30g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 294
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 16%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Cholesterol 74mg 25%
Sodium 301mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Protein 30g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 95mg 7%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 244mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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