Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Homemade Chicken Tenders

I created this large serving dish of tenders from only
four chicken breasts - economical, easy and
ingredients you don't need a science degree to
pronounce or understand!
The kids had friends over last night for a playdate and some dinner - I thought that my homemade chicken tenders would be perfect for dinner...and judging by how quickly the kids gobbled them up, they were!  These are so simple that usually my 7 year-old son, Devon, makes these himself and I simply slice the chicken breasts and put them in the oven for him! 
We originally got this recipe from the Canadian Living television show "Best Recipes Ever" and the sauce that she suggested is also great - so I have included that also in case you want a change from plum sauce or ketchup in your household!!

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts sliced into 'fingers'
1 egg
1 tbsp cold water
1 cup dry bread crumbs
1 tbsp chopped fresh coriander or 1/2 tsp dried basil
1 tsp cajun seasoning
1/4 tsp onion salt

  •  In shallow bowl, whisk egg with cold water. In another shallow bowl, combine bread crumbs, coriander, Cajun seasoning and salt. Dip chicken strips into egg mixture, then into bread crumb mixture to coat all over.
  • Arrange chicken on greased rimmed baking sheet. Bake in 400°F (200°C) oven until golden and no longer pink inside, about 15 minutes.

1/4 cup apple juice or cider
1/4 cup smooth peanut butter
 2 tbsp peach or aprict jam
 1 clove garlic, minced
1-1/2 tsp cider vinegar

  • In microwaveable bowl, combine apple juice, peanut butter, apricot jam, garlic and vinegar; cover and microwave at Medium-High (70%) for 2 minutes or until blended and warm, stirring once.
  • Serve warm with chicken strips for dipping.


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