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Parmesan Chicken Fingers Recipe

Parmesan Chicken Fingers Recipe

Buttermilk is a key ingredient in both the zesty marinade and creamy dipping sauce for this finger-lickin’ family favorite. Thanks to our Test Kitchen for one fast-fixing, crowd-pleasing recipe any mom would love! Serve a green salad with the chicken and use leftover buttermilk dipping sauce as a dressing.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + marinating Bake: 15 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 1-1/4 cups buttermilk, divided
  • 3/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1 pound chicken tenderloins
  • 5 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs


  • 1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine 1/2 cup buttermilk and pepper sauce; add chicken. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • 2. For dipping sauce, in a small bowl, combine 2 tablespoons cheese, mayonnaise, sour cream, lemon juice, onion powder, garlic powder and remaining buttermilk until blended. Cover and refrigerate until serving.
  • 3. In another resealable plastic bag, combine bread crumbs and remaining cheese. Drain and discard marinade. Add chicken to crumb mixture; seal bag and shake to coat.
  • 4. Place chicken in a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake at 450° for 15 minutes or until no longer pink. Serve with dipping sauce. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

4 each: 334 calories, 14g fat (3g saturated fat), 83mg cholesterol, 595mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 33g protein.

Reviews for Parmesan Chicken Fingers

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lmmanda User ID: 1101093 217378
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2015

"I did not make the dipping sauce for these cuz I knew no one in my family would eat it. I just made the tenders themselves. We thought they were very bland. If I make them again, I will add some extra seasoning to them."

sonyahohl User ID: 1805032 158604
Reviewed Mar. 2, 2014

"This is such an quick & easy recipe! My entire family loved it, including my picky teenager...They asked for it again tonight & I just made it Friday!"

kshea User ID: 2698812 132517
Reviewed Jun. 20, 2012

"I would make the dipping sauce again as it was good. The chicken was very tender because of the buttermilk, however, they had little taste and were not crispy at all,"

jen k User ID: 1977993 59515
Reviewed Jun. 15, 2012

"I make these all the time, very easy and delicious, love the dipping sauce. Whole family loves these."

jsqui002 User ID: 3566397 65481
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2010

"didn't get as crispy as I would've liked...maybe I didn't cook them quite long enough or put too much breadcrumbs?"

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