Breaded Chicken Tenders

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I have one child that does not eat red meat, so finding different chicken recipes is hard sometimes. She likes lemon and broccoli so when I saw this, I was excited. 

Breaded Lemon Chicken


1/4 cup whole wheat flour or almond flour

1/2 cup panko bread crumbs

1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1 tsp dried parsley

1/2 tsp garlic powder

Black pepper and Himalayan salt to taste

1/2 cup fresh lemon juice (save the lemon for later)

1 tsp lemon zest

4 cloves of fresh garlic

2 tablespoons of Ghee or 1/4 cup butter, melted

1 tablespoon lemon pepper seasoning, salt free (I always omit this step)

1 pound chicken tenders

12 oz broccolini


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Place flour in a bowl. Combine bread crumbs, cheese, parsley, garlic powder, salt and pepper in another bowl and mix. Combine lemon juice, lemon peel and ghee in another bowl and mix well. Put aside 1/4 cup of the lemon mixture.

Dip each chicken in flour and coat completely, then lemon juice mixture, then bread crumb mixture. Coating fully. Place on a prepared baking sheet.

Sprinkle chicken with the lemon pepper seasoning if desired. Add fresh garlic cloves here if you like. 

Bake 10 minutes. Turn chicken tenders.

Place broccolini on the side of the pan. Drizzle with the reserved lemon juice mixture (not the mixture used for the chicken). Sprinkle with extra Parmesan cheese as well. Add lemon slices on top of the chicken. Bake another 10-12 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink in the middle and broccolini is tender-crisp. 


Love, Molly

Original recipe and picture by Anguel Dimov and Brianna B of Natural Girl Modern World.