Tuesday, January 8, 2013

{Make this}: Baked Chicken Tenders.

Over Christmas we had a double date dinner at our house with some dear friends. I was excited to bust the Christmas china out and take advantage of the (relatively) clean house for entertaining. 

I let our friends decide what we should cook and so they specified my baked mac and cheese and then a chicken dish. So I decided to do the baked chicken tenders that I've made several times (original recipe from Annie's Eats blog with my changes below).

{Quick sidenote: made my baked mac and cheese (technically Leslie's baked mac and cheese - love it) and added Cavender's greek seasoning this time and it was ridiculous. Definitely doing that from now on.}

I like these tenders because they are simple, tasty, and you can easily combine them with your favorite dipping sauces.

To make these baked chicken tenders, you need:

package of chicken tenderloins
3 eggs
cayenne powder
red pepper flakes
panko bread crumbs*

You'll do:
1) Soak the tenderloins in a cold saltwater brine for 30 minutes in the refrigerator

2) Prepare three dishes - one with a mixture of flour, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes, one with whites of three eggs whisked with water and with cayenne powder mixed in, and one plate of panko bread crumbs

3) Take your tenderloins and dip them one at a time into the flour, the egg white mixture, and the panko before putting them on a greased baking sheet (if you have it, a greased wire rack over a baking sheet is great)

4) Cook the tenderloins at 475 for 10-12 minutes

5) Serve with your favorite dipping sauce!

*Original recipe called for toasting the bread crumbs but I didn't because of time and it was still fine.

All in all, this is a simple, easy recipe for chicken tenders that aren't *too* bad for you. You'll have to try it out next time you want some chicken.

In dinners with friends,

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