Healthy Chicken Fingers

Healthy Chicken Fingers are oven baked to create healthier chicken tenders. The panko crust is crunchy, but you can sub in regular breadcrumbs, and has good flavor from the spices. These are a kid and adult favorite!

You get to control what goes in this, which is the best part! If your family likes some spice add some cayenne pepper. If your family hates spice leave it out all together and stick with salt, pepper and maybe a little garlic powder. Try both regular breadcrumbs or panko breadcrumbs on these chicken tenders. Panko breadcrumbs will create a crunchier texture.



– 1 cup panko breadcrumbs {or you can use regular breadcrumbs} – 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese – 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder – 1/4 teaspoon thyme – 1/4 teaspoon parsley – 1/4 teaspoon paprika – 1/4 teaspoon salt

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.

2. In a shallow bowl mix the panko breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, thyme, parsley, paprika, salt and pepper and stir until combined. Set aside. Pour the 1/4 cup olive oil into another shallow bowl.

3. Dredge the chicken in the olive oil and then into the dry ingredients making sure both sides are coated. Place the tenders on the baking sheet.

4. Bake for 25 minutes, flipping the tenders once {chicken should reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees F}. Sprinkle with fresh parsley if you want and serve warm with ketchup or honey mustard dipping sauce.

prep time: 10 MINUTES cook time: 25 MINUTES total time: 35 MINUTES