breaded chicken fingers & red pepper dipping sauce
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Serves: about 9-10 chicken breast tenders, crisped up!
 
Grown-up, spicer and healthier chicken tenders and kicked-up red pepper jelly ketchup dipping sauce, yum!
What to get:
  • 1 package (~9 pcs) chicken tenders, fresh, boneless & skinless
  • 2 cups seasoned bread crumbs
  • 4 T shredded or grated fresh parmesan
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 T EVOO (for browning)
Seasonings:
  • dried parsley (chopped)
  • paprika
  • fine black pepper
  • Seasoning salt (like Lawry's)
  • garlic powder
  • dried thyme
For the dipping sauce:
  • Heinz ketchup
  • red pepper jelly
  • sour cream
  • Worcestershire sauce
What to do:
  1. Preheat oven to 425
  2. In 3, separate shallow dishes, place flour, the other the eggs beaten lightly, then breadcrumbs.
  3. In dish with breadcrumbs add spices to your taste. I add about 2 tsp thyme, S&P to taste, 1 tsp garlic powder, 3 tsp paprika, 1 T parsley, and the parmesan cheese. combine.
  4. Rinse raw chicken breast tenders and pat dry with paper towels.
  5. dredge tenders in flour, then egg wash, then breadcrumb mix, making sure to pat crumbs well covering each peice.
  6. Preheat a large nonstick skillet with the EVOO
  7. on medium heat on stove, add breaded tenders and let cook, not moving, for about 10 mins one side (this will depend how large/thick cuts are. Mine were very thick)
  8. Once brown & crispy on one side, carefully flip tenders over in pan with spatula
  9. Continue to cook on other side for about 10 more mins or until crust crisps and darkens.
  10. Then for thicker tenders, transfer strips to baking sheet into pre-heated oven and cook through, without drying-out.
For the dipping sauce:
  1. In small bowl, combine about 4 T Heinz ketchup, 2 T red pepper jelly, dash Worcestershire sauce, and 2 tsp sour cream. Whisk well and serve with tenders. Delicious!
Notes:
This is easy and healthy.Better than fast food! Good flavors and great crispy texture.
Recipe by the dinnervine at http://www.dinnervine.com/2012/03/breaded-chicken-fingers/