If you have anyone in your home under four feet tall, chances are you serve your fair share of chicken tenders. There was a time when it was the only thing the twins wanted to eat. So I was determined to find a way to avoid the over processed varieties found in most grocery stores. I start with chicken breast tenderloins. Real chicken. Imagine that. And do you want to know the best part? They’re baked! Not only do the kids love them, I like cut them up and put them over a fresh bed of mixed greens for lunch.

2014-03-12 15.14.51Beat an egg and season it with hot sauce. It adds a nice flavor to the chicken. If you think your little ones can’t handle the spice, you can leave it out.2014-03-12 15.17.12

Dip the tenderloins in the egg then coat with breadcrumbs that have been seasoned with salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder and paprika.Bread CrumbsLightly coat a baking sheet or oven safe dish with non-stick spray. Arrange the breaded tenders in a single layer, not touching. Bake the tenders for about 20 minutes or until they are crispy and golden brown.Breaded Chicken Tenders

No Ordinary Chicken Tenders
Serves 4
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
25 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
25 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 lb chicken breast tenderloins
  2. 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  3. 1 egg
  4. 1 tbs salt
  5. 2 tsp black pepper
  6. 2 tsp onion powder
  7. 2 tsp paprika
  8. 1 tsp garlic powder
  9. hot sauce
  10. non-stick cooking spray
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a bowl, beat egg and add 3 dashes of hot sauce.
  3. In a shallow dish mix panko breadcrumbs, salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder and paprika.
  4. Dip chicken tenderloins in eggs then coat evenly with breadcrumbs.
  5. Lightly coat a baking sheet or oven safe dish with non-stick spray.
  6. Arrange the breaded tenders in a single layer, not touching. Bake the tenders for about 20 minutes or until crispy and golden brown.
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