Parmesan Crusted Chicken Tenders

Parmesan-Crusted Chicken Tenders - Low carb perfection that is so addictive!

Parmesan crusted chicken tenders are your answer to please the entire family with a low carb meal! A quick and easy weeknight dinner.

We love this recipe! So easy and delicious!

As previously stated, we are trying to cut back and lose some lbs. Confession, it’s not going all that well. I love to bake too much! It’s always a vicious cycle for me. At least I tried, right?

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Parmesan Crusted Chicken Tenders

Parmesan Crusted Chicken Tenders - parmesan cheese and spices in a metal bowl

I couldn’t resist this parmesan crusted chicken recipe that kept popping up on Pinterest. It’s flour and breadcrumb free. You won’t even miss them!

These chicken tenders are crazy good. You don’t even need to be on a low carb plan to love them.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Line large rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil, place a cooling rack in the pan.

In a shallow bowl combine the grated parmesan cheese (not the stuff with the green lid), parsley, oregano, paprika, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.

Melt the butter in another shallow dish and start dipping.

unbaked Parmesan Crusted Chicken Tenders on a wire rack over a foil-lined baking sheet

Dip each chicken tender in butter then roll in seasoned cheese mixture and place on the prepared baking sheet. The butter helps the cheese mixture stick to the chicken.

You can buy chicken breasts and cut your own tenders. If you use chicken cutlets you will need to cut down on the cooking time.

Check out out popular Cauliflower Mac and Cheese recipe!

Parmesan-Crusted Chicken Tenders on a white plate garnished with chopped parsley

Bake for 20-30 minutes, serve and listen to the praises. An absolutely delicious chicken dinner ready in no time!

You can always serve a marinara sauce on the side for a dipping sauce, but these chicken strips are loaded with flavor without a sauce.

Keto Parmesan Crusted Chicken Recipe

Parmesan-Crusted Chicken Tenders - Low carb perfection that is so addictive!
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4.34 from 15 votes

Easy Parmesan-Crusted Chicken Tenders

Parmesan Crusted Chicken Tenders – WARNING addictive and low carb!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken, crusted, Gluten-Free, keto, low carb, parmesan, tenders
Servings: 4
Calories: 572kcal
Author: DSTR


  • 2 lbs chicken tenders
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese grated
  • 2 tablespoons parsley minced
  • 1 tablespoon oregano dried
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper fresh ground
  • 1/2 cup butter


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line large rimmed sheet pan with aluminum foil, place a cooling rack in the pan.
  • Combine all dry ingredients in a shallow bowl and set aside.
  • Melt butter in another shallow bowl.
  • Dip each chicken tender in butter then roll in seasoned cheese mixture and place on prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake for 20-30 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.


You can broil for a few minutes to crisp up even more but watch very carefully not to burn the cheese.


Calories: 572kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 58g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 223mg | Sodium: 1451mg | Potassium: 948mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 2025IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 343mg | Iron: 2mg

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  1. Reply

    I want to make this for dinner soon! Anything parmesan sounds good to me.

  2. Reply

    Oh my goodness these look amazing!! Pinned!!!

    1. Reply

      Thank you, Vicky!

  3. Reply

    This looks terrific! Thanks, for sharing.

  4. Reply

    Leigh, I really like the look of these yummy chicken tenders! Scheduled to pin later today. I can’t wait to give the recipe a try!5 stars

  5. Reply

    I just pinned your awesome Chicken Tenders! I really appreciate you sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday, hope you have a great day and hope to see you again soon!
    Miz Helen5 stars

  6. Reply

    I just made this for dinner. Very easy and my family liked it. I would make it again with less salt. A tad salty for my taste.3 stars

  7. Reply

    These are easy and delish. Great for keto.
    Do you have the nutritional info?4 stars

    1. Reply

      I’m sorry I don’t but we are working on including this in our recipes. You could search for a nutrition analyzer. We are so glad you enjoyed the recipe! Thank you so much for coming by.

  8. Reply

    These are DELICIOUS! very simple and great flavor! Definitely will make them again, and again.

  9. Reply

    Can u freeze these?

    1. Reply

      I have never tried to freeze them. If you do, be sure to “flash freeze” them individually and then store as you wish.

  10. Reply

    In the nutrition box you have serving size 4g. 4g – really? Surely this is a mistake?

    Have made this recipe a number of times and love it. Absolutely delicious!

    1. Reply

      Thanks, Annie! We have corrected the mistake.

  11. Reply

    My family loves it!5 stars

    1. Reply

      Awesome, Helen! Glad they liked it!! 🙂

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