Well… mebbe the fact that they’re wicked heavily breaded and then fried. And mebbe they’re not really made from what would be generally recognized or thought of as actually coming from a chicken.
How’s about if you could make your own, very, very tasty chicken tenders, at home, easily, in the oven, and most certainly from lovely boneless bit of chicken?
Even better; kids will like them, too.
•1 cup mayonnaise
•2 tbsp honey mustard
•2 tbsp water
•1 tbsp Sherry Peppers Sauce (or 1 tsp of your favorite hot sauce) – optional
•1/2 tsp celery salt
•1/2 tsp black pepper
•1/2 tsp garlic powder
•1-1/2 lb chicken breast tenderloins
•2 cups bread crumbs*
*Crushed Rice Chex cereal works a treat in place of bread crumbs, and they’re gluten free!
Combine the mayonnaise, honey mustard, water, Sherry Peppers Sauce (if you’re using it or hot sauce) together with the celery salt, black pepper, and garlic powder in a large bowl. Then place the bread crumbs (or crushed Rice Chex) in a shallow bowl nearby.
Transfer each dipped chicken piece to the bowl of bread crumbs and turn to coat well.
Arrange on the rack in the baking pan, then repeat with the remaining chicken pieces.
Note: the mayonnaise mixture is probably enough to do two packets of tenders, if you’re cooking for a crowd, but you will need additional bread crumbs or crushed Rice Chex.
Simple. Tasty. And all real food.