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Bleu Cheese Chicken Tenders

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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.

 
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Step 1: Assemble Ingredients

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Bleu Cheese Chicken Tenders
Serves 4

Active Prep Time: 10 minutes
Inactive Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Cost: $10- 15
Difficulty: Easy

For this project, you will need the following:

Ingredients

12 chicken tenders, frozen
3 eggs
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

Equipment

3 mixing bowls (small, medium, and large)
dry measuring cups
fork or whisk
cutting board
paper towels
baking sheet
microwave
oven

Step 2: Prepare the Egg Wash

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1. Crack 3 eggs into the small bowl. Add 2 to 3 tablespoons of water.

2. Beat the eggs with a fork until they are an even light yellow. The eggs are ready when they drip through the fork with ease.
Those look delicious!
Jayefuu1 year ago
Mmmm blue cheese. These look great, I'll give it a go this week :)
garnishrecipes (author)  Jayefuu1 year ago
I hope you like them. :) Thanks Jayefuu!
Goodhart1 year ago
They sound incredible. I would have to only make this on occasion however since I have to limit my fats, and every form of bleu cheese I've ever sampled is high in both fat and salt. Still, for a treat now and then, they look great.
garnishrecipes (author)  Goodhart1 year ago
Aww thanks Goodhart! I hear you, I have to limit gluten. These were a guilty indulgence for me too :)
Yum yum yum yum yum! They look amazing. :D