May 19, 2017

10 Minute Parmesan Ranch Chicken Tenders

Jun4

These are absolutely amazing!! Parmesan Ranch Chicken Tenders that whip up in minutes.

Every once in awhile, a little small miracle occurs around the dinner table. (Well, in full confession, it happened around the TV, but since I recommend fighting for family dinners around the table, we’ll just pretend for the sake of the greater good.)

A miracle happened when that one child, the one who determines whether he likes something before it even pops in his mouth, declared, “THIS IS AMAZING!”

Yes, when my one picky eater announces a full fledged declaration of endorsement, it’s got to be good.

These delicious Parmesan Ranch Chicken Tenders whip up in minutes. Such a family favorite!

Yet what I love more than how amazing these Parmesan Ranch Chicken Tenders are in the eyes of our kids, is the fact that this recipe meets my 10 Minute Dinner criteria

Not only do they whip up in minutes, but they are moist, delicious and divinely low fat, which is why I always double or triple the recipe. Then I have extra tenders on hand for sandwiches, salads, chicken tortillas etc.

When I have healthy snacks on hand for our family, we are much more likely to grab better food choices, rather than the chips. Ever since the kids were little, they’d eat tons of raw veggies if I served them with ranch dip. Every food group is better with ranch, in my opinion, but that’s my french fry tangent attempting to slip through.

These Parmesan Ranch Chicken Tenders dipped in this delicious Greek Yogurt Ranch is such a healthy snack.

For years, I’ve used Hidden Valley® Ranch dip mix. Their blend of herbs and spices takes an ordinary recipe to something special, so when they recently came out with two new products, Hidden Valley® Greek Yogurt Dips and Salad Dressing Mix, with less fat, more protein and fewer calories when mixed with nonfat Greek yogurt, I was thrilled.

I used the Greek Yogurt dry dip mix with Parmesan cheese as the coating to create these Parmesan Ranch chicken tenders and it’s now a new favorite. Then I also mixed greek yogurt and the dip mix as a great filling for little cucumber sandwiches, another hit. You can easily use any dry Ranch mix (I keep them on hand for zesting up recipes), but I was going for something new.

Our 12 year old was my main helper with this dinner and she is thrilled because she can make these tenders all by herself. Yes, cooking with kids always makes great memories.

Enjoy this easy and delicious amazing recipe. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do and that a little miracle happens at your table.

Do you love Ranch dip as much as I do? What is your favorite way to get your kids to eat their veggies?


Comments

  1. Hi. I bought all the ingredients to make this but upon reading the directions Im a tad confused. Would you clarify something for me please.
    The directions read to combine the dry mix with the cheese. EZ.
    But the final step reads to serve with ranch.

    So my question is how can I use the same package of ranch in step 2 and then again in step 7????
    Thanks so much for the clarification! huggs.

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    Jen Reply:

    So sorry. Serving it with ranch just means your choice of condiment as in the liquid ranch dressing and not the dried ranch that the recipe calls for. 🙂

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