Parmesan Chicken Tenderloins on a baking sheet

Easy Parmesan Chicken Tenderloins

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x

These easy to make chicken tenders are always a family hit! Miniature pieces of cheesy chicken parmesan that you can serve with pasta or a salad!



  • 1 pound chicken tenderloins
  • Salt, pepper and garlic powder (for seasoning the chicken)
  • 1 egg, beaten with 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup marinara sauce (plus extra for serving)
  • 4 slices mozzarella cheese, cut in half
  • Fresh or dried parsley for garnish


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Season both sides of the chicken tenderloins with the salt, pepper and garlic powder.
  3. Mix the breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese together in a bowl. Dip each chicken tenderloin into the egg mixture first, letting the excess drip off and then into the breadcrumbs, pressing to adhere the breadcrumbs to the chicken. Place on a baking sheet that’s been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray and repeat with the remaining chicken tenderloins.
  4. Spray the tops of the breaded chicken with an olive oil or avocado oil cooking spray and bake for 8 minutes and then turn the chicken over and bake for another 5.
  5. Remove the tenderloins from the oven and spoon some of the sauce over each piece. Add a half of a mozzarella cheese slice to each tenderloin and return to the oven for another 2-3 minutes to melt the cheese.
  6. Sprinkle the tops of the chicken with fresh or dried parsley and serve.
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American