Parmesan Chicken Tenders + GIVEAWAY!

“Would you like some chicken with your ketchup??”

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Yeah, a co-worker said that to me once. We went out to eat on a work trip and like a little kid, I ordered chicken tenders. (Ok, so I wasn’t in the mood for a kale salad. It happens. Even to dietitians.) Apparently, I like a lot of ketchup on my chicken tenders. More than the average person, so I’ve learned. I’m fine with that.

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Are you a good protein eater? Eating protein has been a challenge for me my whole life. As a kid, the foods I remember loving and eating all the time? Not protein. I loved cereal, toasted bagels with strawberry jelly, macaroni and cheese x 1,000, canned peaches and pears (for real), pancakes, pizza, and spaghetti with mom’s version of Nana’s Italian Tomato Sauce hold the meatballs. I was just not into meat. Chicken, eh. Steak, eh. Seafood, eh. They just didn’t excite me. Until I met sauces.

I still remember the day my mom made a quick béarnaise sauce with the help of an inexpensive packet from the grocery store. You know, the { powder + butter + milk = béarnaise } kinda thing. Suddenly I’d eat that steak.

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Thankfully, my parents didn’t have to pass the “take two more bites of chicken and you can be excused” baton to my husband. Now, there’s many proteins I love. However, you’ll rarely EVER find me eating a protein without a sauce of some kind. You can see this theme over and over again in my cooking: the sauce to my protein might be a salsa, a marinade, a salad dressing, a pesto, a mother sauce, a simple sauce, a dip, a blackened seasoningspices galore, or even a jam.  On my plate? …where there’s protein there will. be. sauce.

Let’s get to the sauces in this recipe.

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Earlier this year, my big sister took an exciting new job. She’s the Chicago Market Manager for hotel and restaurant sales of Sir Kensington’s ketchups, mayonnaises and mustards. Hollaaaa! The dietitian in me starts dancing whenever she tells me sweet little tid-bits about this health food company like the fact their ketchup is made from vine-ripened tomatoes picked at the peak of freshness and canned within six hours. SIX hours. No wonder they only need half the sugar as the national brands! I’m not usually a spicy mustard fan, but I’m obsessed with theirs because it reminds me of my favorite whole-grain mustard I used to get at university in Australia. My sis tells me it took second place in the WORLD mustard competition! #mustardgoals.

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Being that Sir Kensington’s products are all natural and non-GMO verified you can rest assured that they only use high quality, REAL foods. You don’t need a chemistry degree to read their nutrition label. Scan the ingredient lists all you will see are recognizable, natural foods like tomatoes, organic cane sugar, onions, distilled vinegar, sunflower oil, lemon juice, and maple syrup. Say whaaaa? I know. I love. Did I mention one of my other favorite sauces on proteins? Condiments.

You can find Sir Kensington’s condiments at your local Whole Foods. If you don’t go to Whole Foods regularly and you don’t want to make trips to three grocery stores to get everything on your list (I do that more than I’d like to admit) you can order Sir Kensington’s condiments from their website. You can even use the coupon code “chicken” for free shipping on all orders!

Pretend you’re Ina Garten and say it with me now, “how easy is that?”

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Oh, you didn’t notice she says that phrase at least once an episode? Just me? Okay.

Now… the GIVEAWAY!!

Enter to win Sir Kensington’s Classic Mayo, Classic Ketchup and Spicy Brown Mustard! To enter, leave a comment in the “Rate, Review & Comment” section at the bottom of this post sharing what foods you can’t wait to put these products on or what recipe you can’t wait to use the products in. 

  • Entry to win starts today (Sunday, January 3, 2016) and closes in two weeks (Sunday, January 17, 2016 at Midnight, PST).
  • Entry is limited to one submission per person.
  • Contest is open to US residents only.
  • The winner will be randomly selected and announced Tuesday, January 19th at 7:00 AM PST.
  • The winner has 24 hours to use the contact form on the L&L site to provide their shipping address. If no contact is made within 24 hours another winner will be randomly selected and announced at 7:00 AM PST on the following day (January 20th).

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Let’s get to the cooking. This recipe is so simple. Just mix mayo and parm together and lightly coat the chicken tenders with it. This keeps the chicken moist while baking… no dry chicken here!

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Then coat in Italian seasoned bread crumbs and bake. See? I’m already adding tons of flavor to the protein. But you know me, that’s not enough. You’ll find these Parmesan Chicken Tenders on my plate drowning in sauce (read: ketchup and spicy brown mustard).

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Don’t forget:

  1. Use the coupon code “chicken” for free shipping on all orders from Sir Kensington’s website.
  2. Enter the free giveaway to win Sir Kensington’s Classic Mayo, Classic Ketchup and Spicy Brown Mustard by leaving a comment in the “Rate, Review & Comment” section at the bottom of this post sharing what foods you can’t wait to put these products on or what recipe you can’t wait to use the products in. (**See full giveaway details in the post above**.)

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Serves: 4 servings
  1. Heat oven to 375 F. Line a baking sheet with foil.
  2. In a dish stir mayonnaise and parmesan cheese together. In a separate dish, add the bread crumbs.
  3. Season chicken tenders with salt and pepper. Coat first in the mayo + parm mixture. Then coat with breadcrumbs. Shake off any excess breadcrumbs and place onto the baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes and serve with ketchup and spicy brown mustard.

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This post has been sponsored by Sir Kensington’s. Thanks for supporting brands that support Laughter and Lemonade.


Update 01/18/2016 7:50 PM  I’m a little earlier than I said I’d be…. but the winner is….

Contest Winner…Katie R!! 

Katie – please use the the contact form on the L&L site to provide your shipping address. I hope to hear from you before 7:00 AM on Wednesday, January 20th; if I don’t I’ll be announcing a new winner later on Wednesday. Thank you to all who entered!!

Update 1/19/2016  I have heard from Katie and the giveaway is officially over. Thanks again to those who entered and to Sir Kensington’s for their collaboration!



  1. Julia Nels says

    Ooooo can’t wait to make this!! Easton loved the baked chicken nuggets I made a couple weeks ago and these sound even better! I also would love to dip some homemade soft pretzels into the Sir Kensington’s spicy brown mustard 😉

    • says

      I hope both Easton AND YOU like this version of chicken tenders!! You and your dreams of Craig’s homemade pretzels in some Sir K’s spicy brown are officially entered! Stay tuned Tuesday for the winner announcement 🙂

  2. Hadley Lewno says

    Um, hellooo, I cannot wait to put massive amounts of sir kensingtons on my tubed meat products. Also, when I make this recipe this week. Items already on the shopping list!!!!!

  3. says

    Made this chicken last night! I’ve made a variation of this before using a national brand mayo and it must have been the Sir Kensington mayonnaise because my chicken was as most and tender and flavorful as it as ever been before. Delicious! I’m a believer–I just placed an order on the website for the ketchup and mustard sampler. Too bad I couldn’t buy the mayo online too!!

    • says

      Yummy 👅 So glad it was so delish!!

      I’m glad you shared what you already made, but make sure you reply back with another comment on what you can’t wait to use the Sir K products on or in when you get them to be entered into the giveaway!!

      • says

        Thanks for the reminder, Alicia! I’m making my traditional tuna salad today with Sir Kensington’s mayo for the first time. And I can’t wait to try my Texas style barbecued beef; making the barbecue sauce with Sir Kensington’s classic ketchup instead of that other national brand!!

    • says

      Holy wow, that sounds like a great combo! You’re officially making me hungry AND you’re officially entered in the giveaway. Stay tuned for the winner to be announced Tuesday morning!!

    • says

      Good idea, Lauren! I always forget about turkey burgers, but I have a great recipe from my mom that uses dill and scallions. What’s your fav turkey burger recipe?? You’re officially entered, Lauren!

  4. Amy L says

    I’d like to try the mayo and mustard on chicken breasts or tilapia, topped with bread crumbs and parmesan, and I’d also like to taste the ketchup on my favorite sweet potato fries.

    • says

      I like the chicken/tilapia idea, Amy – it’s like a modified version of these chicken tenders! And you CAN’T go wrong with Sir K’s ketchup + sweet potato anything. Look out for the winner to be announced Tuesday… it could be you, you’re officially entered.

    • says

      Hi Barb! So glad you found the recipe both easy AND delicious. I couldn’t ask for better feedback! I would have never thought of ranch or salsa but I can totally see those being great dips too!!

      Just to be sure, if you were wanting to enter the giveaway to win the Sir Kensington’s products be sure and leave another comment mentioning what foods or dishes you’d like to use the products on or in! THEN you’d be officially entered. I’ll comment back to confirm. If you were just leaving a comment without wanting to enter, no need to reply. Thanks again for your feedback.

  5. Katie R says

    Dying to try the mayo! I want to make chicken parm with it too! My recipe is the similar to yours but I do breasts not tenders and use a combo of Italian breadcrumbs and parm then I top it all with sauce and mozzarella. If I win I’ll try making the chicken parm caprese style with a fresh tomato, a basil leaf, and buffalo mozzarella on top! Mmmmm! Also want to make spinach dip with it for the super bowl! Love your healthy take on classics!

    • says

      Oooh that sounds so good… more like traditional chicken parmesan. <--- LOVE. The caprese twist is so creative. And OMG I want that spinach dip recipe please. Glad to hear you're enjoying the recipes!! You're officially entered in the giveaway! Winner announced Tuesday morning 🙂

  6. Linda Bullock says

    My family loves mustard! The spicy brown looks great for brats, sandwiches, potatoes and dipping pretzels. I love to make vinaigrette with good quality dijon! The possibilities are endless!

    • says

      The possibilities are endless! You’re officially entered, so be sure and share that homemade vinaigrette recipe if you’re Tuesday’s winner! 💃🏻 👋🏼

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