Easy homemade chicken tenders made even better with crisp Panko breadcrumbs and cheese. The entire family will love them.

Two Cheese Panko Chicken Tenders Recipe from bakedbyrachel.com

Can someone please explain to me why by the second week in July stores are already out of stock on typical summer gear and transitioning to back to school? I could sort of understand if we started school back up in early August but we don’t start until the last week. I was looking for simple things… boogie/paddle boards and kids floats! Nada… until I found a few lingering super hero boards in the seasonal area. It will always baffle me. I mean I get planning ahead and all but this is silly. The cashier at Old Navy was even teasing the people in front of us about still buying swimsuits. Still?! It just got warm up here! Still?!

Now don’t get me wrong… I love fall and everything that comes with it, minus what comes after it, but I’m just starting to really enjoy summer. We finally got into the big pool. That’s huge. Even better news… it’s going to be the best swim summer to date because both of my girls can touch the bottom of the shallow end! My oldest can walk easily around and her little sister can tip-toe around safely. Super exciting.

Clearly so not ready for summer to be over yet. So dear retailers, please hold off on all fall gear and transitions until the end of July… at least in the northeast. Thanks.

Two Cheese Panko Chicken Tenders Recipe from bakedbyrachel.com

I like chicken. Okay, I love chicken. I’ve always loved chicken. And to this day I still love ordering chicken tenders at a restaurant. Not that I go out to eat often anymore, but still. The Mr occasionally makes fun of me for it. Whatever… I like chicken fingers/tenders. They’re good and tasty and great for dipping. Finger food. Who doesn’t love finger food? You’d be crazy not to.

When I made these, I swear my children turned into vultures… more than usual. I finished taking pictures quickly and we sat down to devour these babies. Tender, crisp and full of flavor. The extra cheese really did take them to a new level of greatness. Cheese is just better.

I promise these will be a hit in your house too!

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Two Cheese Panko Chicken Tenders

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Yield: 2
Easy homemade chicken tenders made even better with crisp Panko breadcrumbs and cheese. The entire family will love them.


  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 chicken breast
  • 3/4 C Panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 C plain breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp parsley
  • 2 Tbsp Parmesan
  • 2 oz extra sharp cheddar cheese, finely shredded - divided


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • To one bowl add eggs and whisk well. To a second bowl add remaining ingredients minus half of the shredded cheddar cheese, mix well.
  • Slice chicken breast into desired sizes. Coat one piece at a time in eggs. Transfer to breadcrumb mixture, coat well. Place on prepared baking sheet. Repeat with remaining chicken pieces. Lightly spritz with olive oil and sprinkle with remaining shredded cheddar cheese. Bake for 20 minutes or until no longer pink in the center.
  • Serve warm.


An original recipe from Baked by Rachel
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American