LOOK! Another Recipe!

Some of y'all will remember that I do not share recipes very often for the mere fact that I am not some fancy chef. When I do take the time to share a recipe with y'all, you better grab up some paper and pen and take some serious notes. Because if I can do it, you can do it!

I happened upon a recipe for Pecan Crusted Chicken Tenders in last March's edition of Southern Living. Typically, I steer away from any recipes that call for "dredging" any type of raw meat into a bowl of flour and another bowl of raw eggs.

My mother refers to this flaw in me as "Miss Nasty Nice". Get my hands dirty? No, thank you.

But when I saw the photo of the finished chicken tenders last March, I knew I had to clip that recipe and give it a whirl. I was scared to death to try it, but after I talked myself into trying it the first time, my family has been hooked on homemade chicken tenders.

Are you ready to get your hands dirty?

Pecan-Crusted Chicken Tenders
(I've tweaked the recipe slightly from the original article.)
16 saltine crackers, finely crushed (The boys loved to smash the crackers inside a baggie.)
1/4 cup pecans, ground
2 tsp. paprika
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp pepper
2 egg whites (or the whole egg if you're feeling dangerous)
cooking spray (Make sure you have plenty. I mean, like, at least 1/2 can.)
1 1/2 lb. chicken tenders
1/2 cup flour

1. Preheat over to 425 degrees.
2. Stir together crushed crackers and next 4 ingredients.
3. Beat eggs in separate bowl.
4. Place a wire rack coated with cooking spray on top of a parchment-paper lined 15 x 16 inch jelly-roll pan. (If you're a novice like me, you're saying, "A what on top of a what? Huh?" Don't be discouraged! You can do this.)
5. Dredge (Uck! That word still gives me chills.) chicken tenders in flour; dip in egg white, and dredge in saltine mixture. Coat chicken on each side with cooking spray. Arrange chicken on wire rack.
6. Bake at 425 for 12 minutes. Flip the tenders and bake 8 more minutes.
7. Serve with mashed potatoes, gravy, and a green veggie.
Go ahead and give it a whirl! Your family will love you!

1 comment:

Daddy said...

It was yummy food, dear.