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Crispy Baked Chicken Tenders

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I don’t know about your house, but chicken tenders are a hot request at our house. They are a family favorite. These chicken tenders are crunchy, baked, healthy, and tasty. They are a popular dinner and are easy enough to bake on a busy week night or a relaxing weekend meal.

You will need:

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2 pounds of chicken tenderloins (or chicken breasts sliced into tenders)
4 cups Corn Flakes (not pictured)
1 cup of flour
1 cup of sharp cheddar cheese
4 eggs
1 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of pepper
1 Ziplock gallon freezer bag
2 shallow dishes (I use plates)

*To make clean up easy I line a baking sheet with foil and spray a baking rack with pam. I place the chicken tenders on the baking rack while cooking. Pam helps with clean up.

Preheat the oven to 375.

To begin, I place the corn flakes into the gallon freezer bag and crush with my rolling pin.

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Once crushed, I add the one cup of cheddar cheese to the bag and give it a quick shake (to mix).

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I then create my assembly line. In the first plate I mix together the flour, salt and pepper. On the second plate I beat the eggs, and then I place the freezer bag at the end of the line next to the baking sheet (which has already been sprayed with PAM and has the baking rack on it). Creating the assembly line really helps keep at least one hand clean and makes the process so much easier.

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Begin by dredging your chicken tender in the flour. Make sure it is completely coated in the flour. This allows the egg to stick to the chicken tender, which acts as a glue for the coating. Do not skip the flour step.

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Next, coat the tender in the egg.

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Place the chicken tender in the freezer bag and give it a good shake and a squeeze. Make sure it is coated with the corn flakes and cheese. Place on the baking rack and pan.

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Continue all three steps until all tenders are coated. Bake at 375 for 35 minutes.

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These tenders are so amazing and quick. We like to eat ours with honey mustard or barbecue sauce, served along with french fries or tator tots. My kids also like these alongside mac and cheese. Also, these are just as good the next day. If you are serving two people, you can easily cut this recipe in half. Enjoy!

From my kitchen to yours,

Jenna

 

 

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