Weeknight meals don’t have to be boring, even when you’re talking simple chicken tenders. This super easy recipe really takes this kid-favorite and family-friendly treat to a more sophisticated level!
I’m sure your kiddos will be more than pleased too, but, let’s face it, us big kids sometimes need a little extra flair in our food! 😉
Not only are these super fun for lunches or supper, they also make a fantastic nibble for game day as well! You can cut the pieces into small bite-sized pieces, and they keep fairly well in a warm oven if need be, too.
Just remember, that if making small nibbles, they will take less time to cook and may or may not need to be baked. Check after frying.
Ok, so who’s hungry? Let’s get started! 😀
Just mix up the simple sauce, slice the chicken pieces in half, stir in the sauce and coat…..
….then coat extremely well in seasoned bread crumbs, and you’re almost there!
I used boneless skinless chicken thighs, but there’s no reason why you can’t use all or part white meat, (boneless skinless chicken breasts), if you prefer. We just like the richness of the dark meat!
I prefer to give these a quickie fry first to get that nice crispiness on the outside, seal in the juices, and have a gorgeous colored crust on the outside!
Then I finished them in a moderate 350º oven to finish cooking on the inside! Sooooo easy!
I’m a selfish dipper. I am. So I had to make a nice sauce to go with, and it turned out SO GOOD that it might get it’s own post!! (I want to be able to find this one again easily, and I’m sure you will, too!!) 😉
It was that AWESOME!!!! And only 3 ingredients! 😀
So kick up those boring weeknight meals, Saturday lunches, and Sunday game day grub, and give some simple chicken tenders a huge boost of flavor! These are so much fun to make, and even more fun to eat! We felt like kids again, but with a more “all grown up”, adult flavor! I even served them with some awesome pepper rings, (recipe coming soon!), and we had a blast enjoying the football games! (Even if both of our teams aren’t playing very well so far this season!)
So, if you’re web-surfing for what to do with that pale, pathetic-looking package of chicken…..you just found it. 😉
For Dipping Sauce: