When my sister and I were kids and we’d go out to eat with our family, I can’t really remember if I had any certain pattern or tendencies to what I ordered. My sister on the other hand, had one order and one order only. For as long as I can remember, as long as the restaurant had her one thing on the kids menu, she was set. Anyone have a guess to what it was?
Chicken tenders. Rain or shine, night or day, that girl loved her restaurant chicken tenders.
It wasn’t until we were older that our mom found the best recipe for homemade chicken tenders and it became a weekly regular for dinner. Making them yourself may seem like a lot more work than buying the premade frozen kind, but it is totally painless and as a bonus, you actually KNOW what’s going into your chicken tenders! WOOOOO! Seriously, this is a super quick and easy recipe, it’s approved by all ages, and you get to eat them with ketchup (i LOVE ketchup). WIN.
Ingredients for Cheesy Chicken Crunchers
2 chicken breasts, fat trimmed
3 cups corn flakes
1/2 cup reduced fat shredded cheddar cheese
1 egg + 2 egg whites or 1/2 cup egg beaters
2 tbsp. low-fat milk
1/2 cup flour
dash of pepper
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut up chicken breasts into 1/2-1 inch strips
Crush cornflakes. I throw mine in a big ziploc and crush them using my hands. Mix in cheese.
Mix eggs and milk in small bowl. Mix flour and pepper on a plate and set aside.. I also poured the cornflake mixture onto a plate. Place all three close together for an easy “breading station”
It’s breadin’ time! Roll chicken strips in flour.
Dip in egg wash.
Press and roll in cornflakes.
Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Grease with cooking spray and place breaded chicken on the foil
Bake for 10 minutes, flip, and bake for 7-10 more minutes or until crispy golden brown.
Enjoy! Happy Tuesday!