"Unbreaded" Parmesan Chicken Tenders

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.

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