Cheddar Bacon Chicken Tenders

Cheddar Bacon Chicken Tenders

Bacon, Cheddar and crispy Panko crumbs combine for a flavorful, easy to make chicken tender dish.


  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup Progresso┬« plain panko crispy bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup finely shredded Cheddar cheese (2 ounces)
  • 1 (3 ounce) package or jar cooked real bacon bits or pieces
  • 1 (14 ounce) package uncooked chicken tenders (not breaded)
  • Chive and onion sour cream potato topper, if desired


  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Spray large cookie sheet with cooking spray.
  2. In shallow bowl, beat egg.
  3. In large resealable food-storage plastic bag, place bread crumbs, cheese and bacon. Dip chicken into egg. Place in bread crumb bag; seal and shake to coat.
  4. Place chicken on cookie sheet.
  5. Bake 15 to 20 minutes, turning once, until chicken is no longer pink in center and bread crumbs are golden brown.
  6. Serve with topper.
  7. Use any flavor potato toppers - try sour cream and onion or taco flavored.

prep time 10 min | total time 30 min | servings 4

Nutrition Facts Serving Size: 1 Serving Calories 330 Calories from Fat 140 Total Fat 15g Saturated Fat 6g Trans Fat 0g Cholesterol 150mg Sodium 850mg Total Carbohydrate 10g Dietary Fiber 0g Sugars 2g Protein 37g

% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 4% Vitamin C 0% Calcium 10% Iron 10%

Exchanges:1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 4 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Recipe and photo credit (used with permission): Pillsbury