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Weight Watchers Parmesan Chicken Tenders

Weight Watchers Parmesan Chicken Tenders and Marinara Sauce Recipe



Weight Watchers Parmesan Chicken Tenders and Marinara Sauce Recipe. This dinner is straightforward to make, and it’s all about the right mix of ingredients: chicken tenders, breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, and some egg whites for the coating. No fuss, no frills, just good food.

Wondering what to serve with these tenders? Keep it simple with sides like roasted veggies or a basic salad.

If you’re new to cooking, no worries. This recipe is beginner-friendly. Just make sure to whip your egg whites until they’re foamy. This helps the breadcrumbs and cheese stick to the chicken, making sure it turns out crispy and delicious.

Weight Watchers Parmesan Chicken Tenders on a brown plate with a small bowl of marinara sauce next to it.



Weight Watchers Points


4 Points (2022/2023 Plan)

MyWW Points: 4 Blue Plan and 4 Green Plan

4 WW Freestyle Points and 4 WW Smart Points

Tips and Tricks

Even Coating

For a more even coating, use one hand for dipping the chicken into the egg whites and the other hand for coating it with breadcrumbs. This helps keep your hands clean and the breading from clumping.

Crispier Tenders

For extra crispy chicken tenders, place a wire rack on top of your baking sheet and arrange the tenders on the rack. This allows hot air to circulate around the tenders, making them crispier all around.

Flavor Boost

Add a teaspoon of Italian seasoning or dried herbs to the breadcrumb mixture for an extra burst of flavor. This enhances the taste and gives the tenders a more aromatic profile.

Serving Suggestions

Serve the chicken tenders with a side of steamed vegetables or a fresh green salad for a balanced meal. You can also pair them with whole grain pasta or brown rice for a more substantial dish.

Marinara Sauce

Enhance the flavor of your marinara sauce by adding a pinch of red pepper flakes or a splash of balsamic vinegar before heating. This adds a bit of heat and depth to the sauce, making it a perfect complement to the tenders.

Leftover Storage

Store any leftover chicken tenders in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days. Reheat them in the oven at 350°F for about 10 minutes to maintain their crispiness. Avoid microwaving, as it can make them soggy.

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Weight Watchers Parmesan Chicken Tenders on a brown plate with a small bowl of marinara sauce next to it.

Weight Watchers Parmesan Chicken Tenders and Marinara Sauce

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Weight Watchers Parmesan Chicken Tenders and Marinara Sauce Recipe. A quick and easy, dinner the whole family will love.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4

Ingredients
 

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 400° F.
  • Coat a 9 X 13-inch baking pan with cooking spray.
  • In a small, shallow bowl, add breadcrumbs, cheese, and garlic powder.
  • Mix well with a wire whisk.
  • In another shallow bowl, whip egg whites until foamy.
  • Dip a chicken tender into the egg whites.
  • Next, dip the same chicken tender into the breadcrumb mixture to coat it well.
  • Place the coated chicken tender onto the prepared baking pan.
  • Repeat steps 6 to 8 for all chicken tenders.
  • Bake the chicken tenders in the oven until crispy, about 25 minutes.
  • Serve the chicken tenders with warmed sauce.

Notes

Serving Size: 6 chicken tenders and ¼ cup of sauce
4 Points (2022/2023 Plan)
MyWW Points: 4 Blue Plan and 4 Green Plan
4 WW Freestyle Points and 4 WW Smart Points
We are not associated with Weight Watchers/WW in any way. Double check points on their official calculator.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 217kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 30gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 73mgSodium: 664mgPotassium: 685mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 328IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 44mgIron: 2mg
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