Parmesan Chicken Strips with Smoked Paprika Alfredo


Parmesan Chicken Tenders

Parmesan Chicken Tenders are easy to make, full of incredible flavor, and perfect for the whole family!

- 1 - 1½ lbs. chicken tenders
- 1 cup flour
- 1 teaspoon salt   (I use garlic and onion salt mixed together)
- 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
- 3/4 - 1 cup grated parmesan cheese
- butter
- extra virgin olive oil

1.    Combine the flour, salt, and pepper in a shallow bowl.  Beat the eggs with 1 tablespoon of water in another shallow bowl
2.    Combine the breadcrumbs and Parmesan in another shallow bowl.
3.    Dredge the chicken tenders on both sides in the flour mixture, then dip both sides into the egg mixture and roll in the bread-crumb mixture, pressing lightly to coat
4.    Heat 1 tablespoon of butter and 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large sauté pan and cook the chicken tenders on medium-low heat for about 3 minutes on each side, until just cooked through (don't crowd the pan)
5.    Add more butter and oil and cook the rest of the chicken tenders
6.    You can keep the chicken tenders warm for about 15 minutes on a baking sheet in a preheated 200 degree oven.

Smoked Paprika Alfredo Sauce


- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 1 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 1 cup Mozzarella cheese
- 1/2 to 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
In a large non-stick sauce pan, melt 3 TBSP of butter over low heat.  Add 3 minced garlic cloves and cook for a minute longer. Whisk in heavy cream and bring to a simmer, stirring frequently. Stir in the parmesan cheese and simmer for 8-10 minutes, making sure to stir frequently. After about 8-10 minutes, the sauce will start to thicken. Reduce the heat to low. Add in mozzarella cheese, smoked paprika, and black pepper. Adjust salt and pepper to taste.

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The following 3 courses will be held every Tuesday and Thursday evening from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.  Each class will cover two entrees, two sides, and two desserts.  Students will learn easy techniques and ways to prepare quick and delicious dinners.  Students will watch demonstrations, and sample each item made.  

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