Baked Chicken Tenders with Mayo and Parmesan

chicken mayo bake

Baked chicken tenders with mayo and parmesan is an easy chicken recipe with no breading that requires very little time and just a few key ingredients. Everyone loves this recipe.

Want to try your chicken tenders this way, you’ll probably make it again and again. With mayo chicken tenders, the mayonnaise serves as a perfect substitute for an oil or butter coating. It keeps the chicken moist and adds flavor.

Be sure to season the chicken mayo bake tenders with a little salt and pepper before coding with a layer of mayonnaise and topping with Parmesan cheese. You can also coat the chicken tenders with a little olive oil before hand or spray the baking pan with cooking spray.

Parmesan crusted chicken tenders with mayo will surprise you with the perfect savory flavors, a perfect topping that requires no breading.

Well this easy chicken tenders recipe is for baked chicken tenders with mayo and parmesan, you can also make mayo Parmesan chicken tender just as easily by using an air fryer instead of the oven.

Also try: Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Bites Recipe

Chicken tenders with mayonnaise and Parmesan is very crowdpleasing. Kids will eat it up quickly and even adults will be going back for second helpings. This is definitely a go-to recipe for chicken tenders!

baked chicken tenders with mayo and parmesan
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Baked Chicken Tenders with Mayo and Parmesan

Baked chicken tenders with mayo and parmesan is an easy go-to dinner that is a quick recipe. This recipe includes just a few key ingredients to add a savory twist on homemade chicken tenders.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Course: Main Course
Keyword: baked chicken tenders with mayo, Chicken strips, chicken tenders
Servings: 4


  • 1 Large bowl
  • 1 Baking Pan
  • 1 Basting brush
  • 1 Small bowl


  • 1 lb Chicken tenders
  • 2 Tbs Salt
  • 2 Tbs Olive oil
  • 1/4 Cup Mayo
  • 1/4 Cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt and pepper
  • 1/2 Tsp Dried Basil


  • Brine the chicken tenders by placing them n a mixing bowl with room temperature water and 2 Tablespoons of salt. Let the chicken tenders sit for at least 10 minutes.
    how to brine chicken tenders
  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  • After brining, remove the chicken tenders from the salt water and pat them dry with paper towels.
  • Coat the tenders lightly with olive oil in a small bowl.
  • Line the chicken tenders on the baking pan, leaving about a quarter-inch to a half-inch between them. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Place a dollop of mayo on each piece of chicken, then brush it over to create a top coating.
    parmesan chicken tenders with mayo
  • Sprinkle parmesan cheese on top of each tender.
    parmesan crusted chicken tenders with mayo
  • Bake in the oven for about 15 to 20 minutes, or until the tenders reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees. The cheese and mayo mixture will be golden and bubbling.
  • Place the tenders on a platter, sprinkle with dried basil, and serve.
    chicken mayo bake

Can you use mayo instead of eggs for chicken cutlets?

You can use mayo instead of eggs for chicken cutlets as a coating. What does mayo do to chicken? Mayo helps lock in moisture and the chicken can absorb some of the fat from the mayo’s oil and eggs, adding more flavor. You can substitute butter and oil with mayo in many chicken recipes. Using mayo for chicken tenders can produce juicy chicken with a crisp coating.

Do you need to remove tendon from chicken tenders?

You do not need to remove the tendon from the chicken tenders, although some people like to. The tendon is that white thread in the middle of the chicken tenderloin and, although it may be tough in some cases, it softens when cooking and is edible. To remove it. Grab the tip of the tendon and press a fork down the chicken along the tendon.

How long do you cook mayo chicken tenders at 425?

Cook mayo chicken tenders at 425 degrees for about 15 to 12 minutes. You will know when the tenders are done when the internal temperature is 165 degrees. Or you can cut the mayo chicken tenders at the thickest point and check for pink, which indicates it is not yet finished cooking.

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