Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Buffalo Chicken Tenders

Hello everyone, I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. As some of you may have noticed, I was on a super bowl theme last week. My husband loves watching the game weather it be by himself or with my oldest daughter or with a group of friends. I love cooking for the game and then watching movies on our other tv. Any rate the super bowl theme I did last week was a huge hit with some people so keeping on that same theme that is what the recipes this week are going to be about too. Now keep in mind you can use the recipes any other time through out the year too, these are just some ideas that my husband really enjoys and I am sure you will too. So today's recipe and title of the blog are buffalo chicken tenders they are not totally fat free or totally carb free for that matter but these are not as bad for you as the traditional deep fried ones. So let's get started!


1 pound of boneless skinless chicken breast
1/4 cup to 1 cup (approx. measure) of hot sauce you just want the chicken coated in this stuff
1 cup of seasoned bread crumbs or whatever you prefer you may need a little bit more here so just add more as you need it.
1 cookie sheet lined with tin foil that is sprayed with non stick cooking spray very important.


Pre heat your oven to 350 degrees. Cut your chicken breast into strips. Grab a large mixing bowl and add your cut strips and coat the chicken strips with the hot sauce of your choice. Cover the bowl and let marinate for about an hour, if you want a more deep and more hot flavor then go ahead and marinate the chicken over night. Then coat your chicken both sides with the bread crumbs of your choosing. Put your chicken on your cookie sheet and bake for about 18-20 minutes or until the chicken is cooked completely. You can add any dippings or sauces of your choice. I like to mix some sour cream together with some dry ranch dressing mix and some hot sauce for a dipping sauce for mine. Another idea would be to mix some sour cream with a little green onion and hot sauce too. Of course blue cheese for most is the best. Look for my recipe on making your own blue cheese dip tomorrow that would go perfect with these tenders.
Have a great week everyone, live, laugh and love.

Quick Tip:

For this recipe you may have noticed I didn't use an egg wash to coat the chicken. I used the hot sauce instead. It saves on calories and it adds a lot more flavor, I am a true believer that eggs are not as bad for you as some say they are. However for this recipe I wanted to keep the coating light since the dipping sauces will be a little heavy. I also wanted the buffalo sauce flavor to come through without making a total mess. Granted these little bundles are messy but you wont miss the extra fat and calories.

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