Tuscan Chicken Tenders with Pesto Sauce Recipe

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Tuscan Chicken Tenders with Pesto Sauce Recipe
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Tuscan Chicken Tenders with Pesto Sauce Recipe

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Golden bites of breaded chicken? You can't go wrong! A green and red pesto sauce for dipping adds a flavorful accent and festive color. Serve the little tenders warm or at room temperature. —Mary Lou Cook, Welches, Oregon
MAKES:
24 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:
24 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 1-1/4 cups cornflake crumbs
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk, divided
  • 24 chicken tenderloins
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup prepared pesto
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 plum tomato, seeded and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh basil

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°. In a shallow bowl, mix cornflake crumbs, 1/4 cup cheese and salt. Place 1/4 cup milk in a separate shallow bowl. Dip chicken in milk, then in crumb mixture, patting to help coating adhere. Place on greased racks in two foil-lined 15x10x1-in. baking pans. Bake 25-30 minutes or until a thermometer reads 165°.
Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix mayonnaise, pesto, garlic powder, pepper and remaining milk and cheese; top with tomato and basil. Serve with chicken. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Tuscan Chicken Tenders with Pesto Sauce in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2015, p13

  • 1-1/4 cups cornflake crumbs
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk, divided
  • 24 chicken tenderloins
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup prepared pesto
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 plum tomato, seeded and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh basil
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a shallow bowl, mix cornflake crumbs, 1/4 cup cheese and salt. Place 1/4 cup milk in a separate shallow bowl. Dip chicken in milk, then in crumb mixture, patting to help coating adhere. Place on greased racks in two foil-lined 15x10x1-in. baking pans. Bake 25-30 minutes or until a thermometer reads 165°.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix mayonnaise, pesto, garlic powder, pepper and remaining milk and cheese; top with tomato and basil. Serve with chicken. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Tuscan Chicken Tenders with Pesto Sauce in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2015, p13

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mrappoldt User ID: 7651318 244071
Reviewed Feb. 18, 2016

"Very good. easy to make and the sauce topped off this recipe perfectly."

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