Crunchy Chicken Tenders with Tangy-Honey Dip

Filed under Dinner Lunch Recipes on Apr 04 13 by


Picture it: At 9:45pm, the Husby is on his way home from work and I have nothing for dinner. I had been defrosting chicken to bake for a salad topper, but instead I decide to use it for this dinner. I find some remnants of a few different breadings in my pantry and get to work!

My husband’s response? “This is ridiculous. This is the best thing you have ever made! The sauce is banging, too.” Oh, you are welcome!

Serve these crunchy babies for lunch or dinner with a great side of you families choosing—or even as sinful snicky-snack!

What You’ll Need:

For the Chicken Tenders

  • Chicken tenders or chicken breasts cut into strips
  • 1 cup of panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup of ground fiber one cereal
  • One egg
  • Olive oil
  • 3 shallow bowls
  • Garlic powder

For the Tangy-Honey Dip

  • Honey
  • Worcestershire
  • Chipotle Hot Sauce

Directions

How to prepare the Chicken Tenders

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F.
  2. Get three shallow dishes—I like to use this great 2-part serving dish I have for breading, and for this recipe we’ll just add one shallow serving dish for our egg. Place your ground fiber one in one dish, your panko in the next, and in the last dish, crack your egg and flip it around with a fork.
  3. Add some garlic powder to your fiber one crumbs. Seasoning your crumbs is best, because the fiber one has a fine texture and will hold the seasonings better.
  4. Start making your chicken crunchy! Dip your chicken into your fiber one, coat each side and then dip quickly into your egg, just getting a thin coat of egg on your chicken. This helps the panko stick nicely. Then, dip each side of your egg-dipped-fiber-chicken into your panko.
  5. Place the chicken strips on a baking sheet as you go. Keep working until all of the chicken is coated.
  6. Drizzle each tender with olive oil (2 caps-full should do-ya for the whole batch—1 cap-full for each side)
  7. Cook for 15 minutes, each side. When turning, remember to drizzle another cap of olive oil onto the tenders.

Now for the Tangy-Honey Dip!

  1. Fill a small dip dish with honey, enough to fill the bottom about a 1/2 inch.
  2. Add some Worcestershire sauce as the top layer. Your honey should now have a dark brown coating, add a few dashes of chipotle hot sauce, to your taste.
  3. Flip the mixture around until it’s all blended. Go ahead and give that a taste!

Yield: This recipe makes 6-8 crunchy tenders!

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Margo Mullin
Margo Mullin is a newly-wed with a taste for all things tasty! She’ll be bringing you recipes from her own kitchen—side-dishes, main courses, appetizers, you name it! Margo is an insurance agent by day and a crafter, daughter, caregiver, wife, mother of a cute doggie, sister, aunt, friend, writer, poet, singer, lover-of-all-things-love by night.