ITALIAN OVEN FRIED CHICKEN TENDERS SPRINKLED WITH SHREDDED PARMESAN & PARSLEY AND ROLLED IN ITALIAN STYLE PANKO BREADCRUMBS – DIJON – MAYO

This is a quick dinner and a variation on Southern fried chicken. . . .baked chicken that tastes like fried. . .

For 2:

–3 chicken tenderloins

–shredded Parmesan cheese (one-quarter cup)

–parsley (1 handful, chopped)

–Dijon mustard (1 teaspoon)

–mayonnaise (1 tablespoon)

–Italian panko breadcrumbs (one-third cup)

–salt and pepper to taste

1 – Place the chicken in a plastic bag. Season with salt and pepper. Then set aside.

2 – Using a small mixing bowl, stir briskly the mayonnaise and Dijon mustard. Add the Dijon and mayo to the plastic bag that holds the chicken. Massage the bag until the sauce has completely covered the chicken. Then pour in Italian breadcrumbs and shake well.

3 – Place the chicken in a covered baking dish. Do NOT add liquid of any kind. Sprinkle the chicken with Parmesan cheese and finish with parsley.

4 – Microwave on high for 3 minutes and 40 seconds. Chicken should be slightly overcooked for crunch.

5 – Serve the chicken tenders hot.

–recipe inspired by a friend in Minnesota; originally inspired by Hellman mayonnaise recipe.

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