“I call this the ‘crunchy munchies’ chicken, and I like it better than chicken nuggets.” — Claire, recipe tester, age 5
MIX: In shallow dish, stir together Parmesan, panko, and ½ teaspoon salt.
COAT: In bowl, whisk together eggs, flour, and remaining ¼ teaspoon salt. Add chicken to egg mixture and turn to coat well.
DREDGE: Remove 1 piece of chicken, letting extra egg drip off, and add to dish with Parmesan mixture. Gently press Parmesan mixture onto chicken. Transfer to plate. Repeat with remaining chicken.
Have you ever noticed that chicken tenders are sometimes called chicken fingers? What the heck?! Some people say they got their name because when they are all fried up, you can eat them with your fingers (rather than using a knife and fork). No matter where their name came from, rest assured, they are certainly not fingers!