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Recipe: Parmesan Chicken Tenders

Hello + Happy Tuesday! It’s been a while but I am excited to share a recipe with you today! I’m a big of fan of Cane’s chicken + fry sauce but since that’s at least an hour drive to the nearest fast food chain, I decided to try and mimic a similar recipe that I could easily whip up at home.

I was a bit skeptical trying this recipe because the chicken strips are coated in grated Parmesan cheese and I have been developing a weird intolerance to dairy products lately but I decided to take my chances and try it.

Like I mentioned, I was craving fry sauce (Cane's or Freddie’s or Braums — I’m not picky LOL) and I tried a recipe out to go with these chicken strips but it wasn't exactly right — otherwise I'd share that recipe too! It was a bit too mayo-y for my liking but I'm not the biggest fan of real mayonnaise.

Here are a few fry sauce recipes that I'd like to try in the future: Idaho Fry Sauce, Fry Sauce, CopyKat Cane's Sauce

The Details

  • Easy
  • Lower carb (you know I don’t count carbs but I know some of my close friends aim for a lower carb diet!)
  • Re-heats well
  • Cowboy approved

You know it’s a homerun when JF says, “who knew healthy could taste so good!” — I’ll take that as a win!


What you need

  • 2 lbs chicken tenders
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 tbsp  parsley minced
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt (or 1 tsp garlic powder)
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp pepper


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Melt butter in a shallow dish and set aside + then combine all dry ingredients in a mixing bowl
  • I used a cooling rack to bake my chicken so they would be a bit crispier – if you don’t have a cooling rack, line a baking sheet with foil
  • Dunk each chicken tender in butter then roll in seasoning mixture + place on cooling rack / prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake for 20, remove from oven to flip each tender and then return to oven for additional 10 minutes (or until chicken is cooked through)


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Give this recipe a try and let me know what you think! 


xx, Riss

Editors Note: I adapted this recipe from The Chunky Chef

Recipe: Halloween Rice Krispie Treats
Last Minute Halloween Rice Krispie Treats - Rad Maverix

Last Minute Halloween Rice Krispie Treats - Rad Maverix

Halloween is quickly approaching and if you’re like me you’re waiting until last-minute to prep those holiday treats! I’m not sure what it is but, to me, rice krispie treats are a comfort food. I seriously could eat the entire pan until my mouth goes raw. I whipped up these fun Halloween inspired rice krispies perfect for kids or your coworkers! You’ll need:


  1. Follow your recipe for rice krispies, I used the orange pumpkin marshmallows rather than white! (see below if you need a recipe!)

  2. After you’ve pressed your rice krispie treats (make sure to press them super tight so they don’t fall off of the sticks!) set in the freezer for 30 min; to cool off and harden.

  3. Then cut your treats into bite-sized rectangles and attach to your lollipop sticks, set to the side.

  4. Warm the almond bark in 30 second intervals to help prevent burning; once the chocolate is smooth and silky dip your rice krispie suckers into the white chocolate and set to the side on wax paper.

  5. Apply sprinkles.

  6. Party!

Last Minute Halloween Rice Krispie Treats

Last Minute Halloween Rice Krispie Treats - Rad Maverix

Last Minute Halloween Rice Krispie Treats - Rad Maverix

Last Minute Halloween Rice Krispie Treats - Rad Maverix

Last Minute Halloween Rice Krispie Treats - Rad Maverix

Here is the recipe I use to make original rice krispie treats:

  • 3 tablespoons butter

  • 10 oz Marshmallows

  • 6 cups rice krispie cereal

Melt butter over low heat, add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat and add rice krispie cereal; stir until well coated. Using a spatula covered in butter or wax paper, evenly press mixture into a cake pan that has been coated with butter. Let sit until firm and serve.

What are you making this Halloween?



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Last minute rice krispie treats - rad maverix

Last minute rice krispie treats - rad maverix