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Quick & Easy Shortcut Chicken Parmesan

Quick & Easy Shortcut Chicken Parmesan - photoQuick & Easy Shortcut Chicken Parmesan is a 3 ingredient crowd pleaser and is great when you need something fast, flexible or last minute. You can make this gluten free by using your favorite gluten free tenders (I have some suggestions below).  Additionally, there are instructions for how to make this in the oven and the air fryer!

What you need for Quick & Easy Shortcut Chicken Parmesan:

Serve with bread or pasta if you want and raw veggie of choice (salad or a tray of raw veggies for your children to pick from).

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I did on sheet pan but you can do in a baking dish and add more sauce and cheese if you prefer it that way.  While I really love how quick and easy this recipe is my favorite part is how easy the clean up is!  

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Quick & Easy Shortcut Chicken Parmesan

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Course:Main Course
Keyword:5 Ingredients or less, crowd pleasers, Easy Recipe, family dinner, Gluten Free, Kid Friendly, quick and easy, shortcut meal


  • 1 1/2 - 2 lbs frozen chicken tenders see notes for suggestions including gluten free suggestions
  • 1 cup marinara sauce
  • 1 heaping cup part skim shredded mozzarella


Oven Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 and line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
  • Lay out chicken tenders onto pan.
  • Top with about 2-3 tablespoons of sauce per tender.
  • Sprinkle cheese on top.
  • Transfer to oven to bake for 10 mins on the bottom rack.
  • Move to the top rack and broil for 3-5 minutes.
  • Let cool for 5 minutes before enjoying!

Air Fryer Cooking Instructions

  • Lay chicken tenders onto pan or plate.
  • Top with about 2-4 tablespoons of sauce per tender
  • Sprinkle cheese on top
  • Transfer 3-4 tenders to the air fryer basket (I like to line with parchment paper)
  • Air Fryer at 375 for 10-15 minutes
  • Repeat with remaining tenders
  • Let cool for 5 minutes before enjoying!


Frozen Chicken Tender Suggestions:
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