Chicken tenders encrusted with Parmesan cheese and topped with Parmesan cheese
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Olive Garden Parmesan Crusted Chicken

Olive Garden Parmesan Crusted Chicken is a great way to prepare chicken. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Olive Garden Parmesan Crusted Chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 645kcal
Author Stephanie Manley


  • 1 cup plain breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup Kraft Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup milk
  • 6 thick pieces of chicken breast strips or chicken tenders
  • vegetable oil for frying
  • 2 cups dry bow tie pasta
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons crushed garlic
  • 1/2 cup white table wine (Chablis)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 3/4 cup half and half
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/8 teaspoons basil leaves
  • 3/4 cup mild, finely grated Asiago cheese


  • 4 broccoli florets
  • 2 white mushrooms
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper


  • Prepare pasta according to package directions. Wash and dry chicken strips. Mix breadcrumbs, flour, and Parmesan cheese together. Place milk in a dish for dipping.
  • Dip chicken in breadcrumb mixture, then in milk, and then back in breadcrumbs. Place in frying pan with heated oil and fry at medium to medium low temperature until golden. 
  • Quickly add garlic, water, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt; stir well. Add wine and blend. Immediately add half and half and sour cream; stir. When the mixture is smooth, add grated cheese; stir until melted.
  • Finally, sprinkle fresh basil in the sauce and stir lightly. Remove from heat. 
  • Remove and drain chicken. In a saucepan on medium heat, melt butter; add olive oil. Whisk in flour until mixture is blended.
  • GARNISH: 4 broccoli florets (lightly steamed) 2 white mushrooms, quartered and lightly steamed 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper ASSEMBLY: Place 2 cups pasta in an individual pasta dish. Spoon about 1/2 - 3/4 cup sauce over pasta; add broccoli and mushrooms. Place Parmesan chicken on pasta and sprinkle red crushed pepper. Add grated Parmesan cheese if desired.

Recipe Tips

Remember chicken needs to be at an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit to be safe to eat.


Calories: 645kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 63mg | Sodium: 1008mg | Potassium: 385mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 845IU | Vitamin C: 13.5mg | Calcium: 496mg | Iron: 2.5mg
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