Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Ah...chicken tenders...a childhood favorite. Chicken nuggets at McCrap was one of my favorite when I was little. Dipped in honey.
Now I avoid McS**t like the plague, but I still love chicken tenders. The restaurant I used to work at had AMAZING chicken tenders but of course they were deep fried and heavily breaded, like they always are. I use to eat them all the time at "The Rock". But now that I don't work there anymore I had to find a way to get my fix, so I started making my own chicken strips, with soooo much less fat. It's not the same as my Tupelo tenders from the Rock but they still taste great and it's the idea of eating something not so good for you (when in fact they're really healthy) that I love with these. I don't give exact amount of the ingredients because A) I didn't measure and B)it's up to YOU to make it how you want it.
Here's how I made them today:
Heat the oven at 425F.
Ok so first, get a couple of chicken breast, no skin, pat them dry with paper towels and cut into strips.
Second, take out 3 bowls. In one put flour, salt, pepper, and whatever spices you want. I used paprika and chili powder. In the other one break and whisk 1 egg(or 2 if you're cooking for a big crowd). The third bowl is for breadcrubs. Or crushed crackers, or even cornflakes...Go with what you got. I take crackers and smash them in the morter&pestle. Easy enough.
Then, each strip goes in the flour, shake off any excess, then the egg, then the breadcrumbs. Make sure all sides are covered.
Lay them down on a lightly oiled baking sheet and bake, for about 15-20 minutes, turnig them half-way.
Voila. Garanteed you won't miss the deep-fried fat.
And I still, and always will, dip my chicken tenders in honey.