I don’t normally post 3-ingredient quickies. But in my defense, I was EXHAUSTED from the heat. 90º+ days so thick with humidity, you felt like you could literally wring out the air if you tried. It sucks the energy right out of me. I had planned on grilling, but I just wasn’t up to it. So, I was standing there, looking at at a 3 lb. package of thawed chicken boobies, sweating so badly that I probably looked like I had just stepped out of the shower, feeling miserable and thinking, where’s my magic wand when I need one?? After sticking my head in the fridge, (a few times 😉 ), and popping into the pantry, I spied a bottle of barbecue sauce and a bag of barbecued potatoes chips. ~ Forehead slap! ~ And this VERY tasty recipe for Barbecued Potato Chip Chicken Tenders was born out of pure necessity! Done.
I never know what my hubby is going to like and dislike, so I decided to just do half of the package this way, using two of the chicken breasts, and save the other two for the next day. I simply sliced up the breast meat into about 18 – 20 strips, and tossed them with Sweet Baby Ray’s barbecue sauce because it’s spicy, lightly sweet, and thick enough the hold the breading on.
I let them marinate in the bbq sauce all morning, then I crushed the potato chips in a baggie with a rolling pin until they were fine crumbs. I preheated the oven while I dipped the strips into the crumbs, pressing them on nicely, and placed them onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
I tossed them into the nice hot oven and baked them for less than 15 minutes and they were perfectly done, and still nice and tender-juicy inside!
We enjoyed these babies with extra barbecue sauce for dipping and a simple basic salad with homemade Ranch Dressing for a light lunch and supper, but these would also make for fun appetizers, too! You can slice them into strips, or, you can cut them into 1 1/2″ chunks for “bites”, and the baking time is the exact same do to the chunks being thicker. Silly-easy!
My hubby and I both were shocked at how good they were, and I was so happy to not have to mess with much in the nasty heat!
So when you’re facing a heatwave, and the humidity is a steamy 85%+, you’ll thank me for this handy-dandy little 3-ingredient recipe! 😉 It really made my life easier! Be sure to keep coming by to see what I did with the other half of the package the next day!! 😉 Just as easy – – just as fun!
Take care and stay cool! 😉