I have been married to a wonderful Christian man since 1976. The Lord has blessed us with two daughters and two sons. I consider each day the Lord gives me on the earth yet another chance to serve Him.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Chicken Tenders

Kids love chicken tenders, but they really aren't that healthy.  This recipe is so much healthier than the ones you buy in the store.  Let the kids help with this recipe.  Make a bunch up and freeze them.  Freeze them before or after baking for future use.  They go great with the 'crispy french fries' recipe.

(serves 4)

*1 cup all-purpose flour
*1 1/2 cups Italian-style bread crumbs
*1/4 teaspoon black pepper
*1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
*1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
*1 teaspoon dried thyme
*1 tablespoon dried basil
*1/2 teaspoon onion powder
*1 cup buttermilk
*12 chicken tenderloins

~Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
~Place flour into a shallow bowl or a plate.
~Mix breadcrumbs, black pepper, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, thyme & basil in a gallon size zip-loc bag.
~Coat chicken, one piece at a time in the buttermilk.
~Next coat it with the flour.
~Return to buttermilk mixture.
~Next drop it into the bread crumb mixture.
~Seal bag & shake.
~Spray cookie sheet & cooling rack/wire with cooking spray.
~Place a cooling rack/wire on a cookie sheet.
~Gently place chicken tenders on the top of the cooling/wire rack in a single layer.
~Bake for 20 minutes, or until chicken in done.

**Dip in BBQ Sauce, Ranch Dressing, Bleu Cheese Dressing, Horseradish Dipping Sauce or just eat plain.  I have posted all dipping sauces at sometime in my blog.

Nutrition Facts may not be exact.

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