Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Oven Fried Chicken Tenders

My dear husband found this recipe to make for me while caring for our colicky middle child. The recipe uses no eggs (for once) so it's OK for those allergic. It does use a lot of butter, so it's not necessarily heart healthy. What it is is a kid and party favorite, versatile, and easy to modify or use as appetizers for a large group or kids party. Made with love for all to enjoy!

Oven Fried Chicken Tenders
Serves a family or a party of 12 children
takes 30 to 45 minutes

2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, or chicken tenders
1.5 sticks melted butter
a dash of salt
and a sprinkle of pepper
6 cups coarsely crushed flake cereal of your choice (we have used corn flakes, Total and special K)

Serve with ranch dressing, ketchup, honey mustard - you choose!

  1. Preheat oven to 425.
  2. Butter 2 large baking pans
  3. Gently pound chicken with tenderizer or a rolling pin
  4. Cut chicken into strips 1/2 inch wide.
  5. Stir melted butter, salt and pepper in a shallow bowl or pan.
  6. Put crushed cereal in another pan.
  7. Using one chicken strip at a time, dip into the butter and then dredge into the cereal flakes. Press flakes firmly to adhere.
  8. Transfer coated strips to baking pans.
  9. Bake, switching pans positions once or twice, until cooked completely roughly 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from oven to cool slightly.
  10. Transfer chicken to wire racks- crust will firm as it cools.
Enjoy this scrumptious and buttery delight!

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