Yum! Breaded chicken tenders are of course a family favorite-- who doesn't love them? But whether you're making this meal as an easy weeknight dinner, a treat for visit from the grandkids, or an appetizer while you watch the big game, it might be time to jazz up your traditional chicken tender recipe. And we know just the way to do it: by opening up your cereal cabinet.
Yes, breakfast cereal can make a tasty addition to your favorite chicken meal! And not just any cereal: Our vote is for crunchy, colorful Fruity Pebbles (yes, really!). It's an easy to recipe to whip up, and the results are not only fun but fantastic. Watch out--you just might start a neighborhood trend.
Here's the recipe, along with a simple how-to video that shows you exactly what to do!
Chicken Tenders With Fruity Pebbles
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 egg
- 1 Tablespoon water
- 3/4 cup Panko-style bread crumbs
- 1/4 cup ground Fruity Pebbles Cereal
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 – 1/4 to 1 – 1/2 pounds chicken breast tenders
Apricot Barbecue Sauce:
- 1/4 cup apricot jam
- 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
Directions Heat oven to 425°F. Line cookie sheet with foil; spray with cooking spray. In shallow dish, combine flour, salt and pepper. In another shallow dish, beat egg and water. In third shallow dish, mix bread crumbs, cereal, cheese and cayenne pepper. Lightly season both sides of each chicken tender with salt, coat chicken with flour mixture; dip into egg mixture, then coat with bread crumb mixture. Place on cookie sheet.
Bake 15 to 20 minutes, turning once, until chicken is no longer pink in center and coating is golden brown.
In a small bowl, combine apricot jam and barbecue sauce. Serve chicken tenders with dipping sauce.