Chicken tenders are a great weekend or party food. Kids and adults can agree upon them, and they require tasty dipping sauces. What more to love?
Sadly, they can be expensive to buy on a regular basis. Also, store bought chicken tenders lack the nutrition benefits of homemade ones. My son adores chicken tenders for snack, but often I hesitate when it comes to processed or fried foods. Plus, you can't beat the taste of homemade.
Finally, a solution: inexpensive, savory, lightly seasoned chicken tenders with a grown-up twist.
After baking, the bleu cheese is very subtle, and perfectly suitable for kids. My son dove in without a second thought. It adds a creamy texture, without overpowering the chicken. The rosemary brings out the toasted taste of the breading.
For the adults, the bleu cheese and rosemary is sophisticated enough to serve at a children's party or for a nice afternoon watching the game with some cocktails.
Step 1: Assemble Ingredients
Bleu Cheese Chicken Tenders
Active Prep Time: 10 minutes
Inactive Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Cost: $10- 15
For this project, you will need the following:
12 chicken tenders, frozen
2-3 tablespoons water
1 1/3 cups panko bread crumbs
1 tablespoon powdered rosemary
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 oz. bleu cheese (1/2 cup solid,not crumbled)
canola or vegetable oil, for greasing the pan
3 mixing bowls (small, medium, and large)
dry measuring cups
fork or whisk