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Who doesn’t love a good chicken parmesan? It’s a crowd pleaser in our family, but time consuming to make for an easy weeknight dinner when you’ve got 3 hungry kids. No one’s got time to simmer a sauce, pound, bread and panfry chicken to a crisp, and finish baking in the oven. At least not in our busy household!
Find out how to make these easy 3 Ingredient Easy Chicken Parmesan Bites that serves up an easy lunch or dinner for kids.
This easy hack for 3 Ingredient Easy Chicken Parmesan Bites that got two thumbs up from my kids AND chicken parmesan-loving husband.
Just take your favorite frozen chicken nuggets or tenders, bake, then finish off with some marinara/tomato sauce and shredded mozzarella cheese.
Sure it won’t win any Chicken Parmesan bake-off, but it’s quick, easy and delicious! There are also SO many ways to create variations on this for kids with adventurous palettes.
Voila! Dinner is served in less than 30 minutes.
Like so many of the recipes I enjoy sharing, this yummy finger food is absolutely perfect for parties.
They’re simple enough that they can be thrown together quickly – especially by kids (and don’t you love it when they can help out in the kitchen!) The option to create your own is a group activity party-goers of all ages will enjoy, while also giving pickier eaters a chance to customize their own.
What’s great about these easy Chicken Parmesan bites is that they also double as quick appetizers or protein based sides for potluck dinners, or gatherings involving kids.
They make easy finger foods and are easy to pack on-the go and for lunch too.
The key to making these easy food hacks taste as good as they can is to buy the best quality ingredients you can find.
Here, we used organic, no-hormone chicken breast meat tenders, along with premium tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese.
The beauty of a recipe this simple is that you can easily mix up the flavors and taste by changing a few key ingredients. For instance, instead of using marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese, try using a fresh chunky salsa and Mexican cheese (like Manchego) – or dip in a Queso!
You could also try drizzling with a sweet chili sauce, then sprinting with slivered almonds and cilantro for a Thai-inspired version.
These are also extremely easy to make in large batches for big crowds (you can even pair with special dips for sports events or graduation parties)!
3 Ingredient Chicken Parmesan Bites
- 15 Frozen Chicken Nuggets Or Tenders
- Tomato or Marinara Sauce
- Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
- 1. Bake your chicken nuggets or tenders according to the packaging. Take out from oven 5 minutes before cook time is done.
- 2. Add a spoonful of tomato sauce and a sprinkling of cheese. Return to oven.
- 3. Bake another 5 minutes or so until cheese is bubbly and melted.
- Optional: top with chopped parsley
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