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Panko Chicken with Fresh Marinara Recipe

Panko Chicken with Fresh Marinara Recipe

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 YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

3 chicken tenders with 1/3 cup sauce: 357 calories, 16g fat (2g saturated fat), 120mg cholesterol, 260mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 4g fiber), 33g protein .

Reviews for Panko Chicken with Fresh Marinara

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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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Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

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