Sunday, May 2, 2010
Buffalo chicken tenders..yum!
I promised I would blog about these because they are so yummy! If you like buffalo chicken tenders at restaurants, you'll love these buffalo tenders, and they're healthier, cheaper and easy to make on a weeknight!!!
Pre-heat your oven to 450 degrees.
You'll need to assemble your ingredients:
Chicken breast: I forgot to take a picture. Basically, you'll need about a pound, give or take.
I usually use the skinless boneless chicken breasts that you can get in a pack in the deli, but you can also use the tenders, or use the frozen breasts and defrost them first. Whatever works for you!
If you're using the full sized chicken breasts- you will want to cut them into tender-sized pieces, makin about 3 or 4 strips from each one.
I usually make these with Frank's Red Hot Sauce, but I had a coupon for this Wing sauce so we got it instead.
If you're using hot sauce, you'll want to put about 3/4 of a cup in a mixing bowl, and add a couple of tsp of olive oil. For this wing sauce, I just poured it on in.
Bread crumbs: again- your call. We had these plain ole bread crumbs. Just pick whatever looks good, or use what you have. Dump about a cup into a pie pan.
Now for the actual "cooking".
Put your chicken breast in the bowl with the sauce. You can let it rest for a few minutes. You want them to covered so you may need to stir everything around so it is well-coated.
Prepare your pan: I have a large cookie sheet, lined with aluminum foil. Then on top we have an ovensafe cooling rack. Spray the rack with cooking spray.
I'm sure you've figured this part out by now.
Dip each chicken piece into the bread crumbs so it will be coated. You can use a set of tons or your hands. (hands works better, but I wanted to be neat for this pic!)
Then place on the cooking rack.
Bake about 20 minutes (on 450). You may need to adjust the cooking time for the size of your chicken pieces. You can flip them halfway through baking for the most even crispness!
Serve with the dipping sauce of your choice- i like ketchup on everything, but Patrick likes ranch, blue cheese or honey mustard. We like to have them with baked sweet potato fries.