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Breaded Chicken Tenders With Lemon and Broccolini

Sheet pan recipes?! Yes, please! I love easy - and I mean EASY - recipes that I can make quickly with the twins. I love this recipe, because my twins enjoy helping to make the veggies, while Ben or I (normally Ben!) prepare the chicken. J & Z love helping to pour everything together to mix it up! So recipes we can share as a family are the best! Want to make this recipe even quicker?? Use the air fryer to cook the chicken and veggies!

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  • parchment paper

  • ¼ cup whole-wheat flour

  • ½ cup whole-wheat panko breadcrumbs

  • 8 Tbsp. Parmesan cheese, grated, divided use

  • 1 tsp. dried parsley

  • ½ tsp. garlic powder

  • 1 dash sea salt (or Himalayan salt)

  • ½ tsp. ground black pepper

  • ½ cup fresh lemon juice

  • 1 tsp. lemon peel (lemon zest), finely chopped

  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped

  • ¼ cup butter (preferably grass-fed), melted

  • 1 lb. raw chicken tenders

  • 1 Tbsp. lemon-pepper seasoning (salt-free)

  • 12 oz. broccolini

  • 1 medium lemon, sliced (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 400º F.

  2. Line large sheet pan with parchment paper. Set aside.

  3. Place flour on a medium plate. Set aside.

  4. Combine bread crumbs, 6 Tbsp. cheese, dried parsley, garlic powder, salt, and pepper powder in a small bowl; mix well. Transfer to a plate. Set aside.

  5. Combine lemon juice, lemon peel, garlic, and butter in a medium bowl; mix well. Put aside ¼ cup of lemon juice mixture.

  6. Dip each chicken tender in flour, completely coating, then lemon juice mixture, then bread crumbs; coating each evenly on all sides. Place chicken on prepared baking sheet. (Discard any lemon juice mixture that has been used with raw chicken.)

  7. Sprinkle with lemon pepper.

  8. Bake for 10 minutes, turn chicken tenders.

  9. Place broccolini on the side of the pan. Drizzle broccolini with 2 Tbsp. reserved lemon juice mixture and sprinkle with remaining 2 Tbsp. cheese. Top chicken with lemon slices if desired. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until chicken is no longer pink in the middle, and broccolini is tender-crisp.

  10. Drizzle chicken with remaining 2 Tbsp. lemon juice mixture right before serving.

Portion Fix Containers: 1 Green, 1 Red, 1 Yellow, ½ Blue, 2 tsp.

2B Mindset Plate: Add more veggies or a side salad to make a great lunch.

Recipe and photo from Beachbody's blog here.


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