I just love Family Fun magazine! I saw this recipe in last month’s issue and decided to give it a try. These are great for dunking, which my kids love. After making them last night for dinner, the verdict is in. WINNER!!!
Buffalo Chicken Tenders (Family Fun magazine)
2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into strips
1/2 cup flour
3/4 cup buttermilk
1 1/2 cups plain bread crumbs
2 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
canola oil cooking spray
Heat the oven to 450°. Arrange three shallow bowls for dredging the chicken. Put the flour in the first bowl, whisk together the buttermilk and the egg in the second, and stir together the bread crumbs, salt, and pepper in the third. Lightly coat two baking sheets with cooking spray.
Coat each chicken strip by dredging it first in the flour and then in the buttermilk mixture. Press each piece into the bread crumbs, then transfer the strips to a baking sheet. Space the pieces on the sheet so that they don’t touch. Lightly spray the strips with oil.
Bake the strips for 10 minutes. Flip each piece and spray them again. Return the strips to the oven and cook them until they’re golden on the outside and no longer pink on the inside, about 10 minutes longer.
The article suggests brushing the strips with a hot sauce (hence “Buffalo Chicken Tenders”) after baking and serving the chicken tenders with celery sticks and a blue cheese dip, which sounds delicious. My children are not into blue cheese or lots of spice, so I did not prepare either of those. However, if that sounds appealing to you, hop on over to the Family Fun website. You can find the recipe here: http://familyfun.go.com/recipes/buffalo-chicken-tenders-1024910/.
Luckily, I found some chicken tenders on sale at my local grocery store, so I didn’t even have to cut up the chicken (which I really dislike). And when we sat down to dinner, my daughter totally inhaled these. If that is any indication, I am sure your kids will love them too!