Panko Chicken with Fresh Marinara Recipe
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Panko Chicken with Fresh Marinara Recipe

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We’re giving your hometown restaurant a run for their money with these crispy, crunchy tenders served with a chunky homemade sauce. Remember this recipe; it makes a crowd-pleasing appetizer, too! —Allison Paton, Scarborough, Maine
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 5 min./batch
MAKES:4 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 5 min./batch
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup panko (Japanese) bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Dash salt and pepper
  • 1 pound chicken tenderloins
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 6 medium tomatoes, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 8 medium fresh mushrooms, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Nutritional Facts

3 chicken tenders with 1/3 cup marinara equals 357 calories, 16 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 120 mg cholesterol, 260 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 33 g protein.


  1. In a shallow bowl, beat the egg. In another shallow bowl, combine the bread crumbs, flour, parsley, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Dip chicken in egg, then roll in crumb mixture.
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook chicken in oil in batches for 2-3 minutes on each side or until juices run clear. Drain on paper towels.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine the marinara ingredients; heat through. Serve with chicken. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Panko Chicken with Fresh Marinara in Simple & Delicious August/September 2012, p61

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.

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Reviewed Mar. 16, 2014

"Yummy. I followed the chicken recipe as-is but served with store-bought marinara sauce."

Reviewed Mar. 9, 2013

"I will make this again. They came out very well cooking with all the coating in tack."

Reviewed Sep. 24, 2012

"Very very good. I will make again."

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