Here comes the bright flavors of summer with this healthier version of lemon chicken. Not only for adults but for kids too! Serve with a low fat ranch or a squeeze of fresh lemon.
Mix together 1 tablespoon of lemon zest, lemon juice, 1 cup water, sugar and milk. Whisk until sugar is dissolved.
Season chicken tenders with salt and pepper. Toss in marinade. Marinade no longer then 2 hours or the lemon juice will begin to break down the chicken.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Bring chicken to room temperature. Put the panko, thyme, the remaining 1 tablespoon of lemon zest 1 teaspoon salt and pepper in a large resealable plastic bag and shake to mix.