If you’re serving chicken at a party, or taking some to a pot luck, you might not want to serve full-sized pieces. Chicken breast tenders, if you can find them, are a perfect portion size when people want to sample a lot of different dishes.
Party Chicken (makes 20-25 modest portions)
- 3 lbs. chicken tenders
- 1 c. grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/2 c. minced, fresh parsley
- 2 tsp. oregano
- 2 cloves garlic, pressed
- 1 tsp. coarsely ground black pepper
- 3/4 c. butter, melted in a shallow bowl
- 3/4 c. bread crumbs
- 1 can artichoke hearts, chopped
- 1/2 c. pine nuts
- 1/2 c. capers
In a large, shallow bowl, mix together the Parmesan, parsley, oregano, garlic and black pepper. Line a large cookie sheet with foil (non-stick is best). Dip the chicken pieces in the melted butter, then place side-by-side in the pan. Sprinkle on the mixture, pressing lightly into the chicken. Evenly sprinkle/arrange the artichokes, pine nuts and capers over the chicken. Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes.
For a more kid-friendly version, and to see an idea for a smaller serving which would be ideal for a week-night dinner, see this post: Chicken Breast with Crusted Parmesan and Parsley