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Friday, September 18, 2009

Fast & Frugal Friday: Pretzel Crusted Baked Chicken Tenders

The family can not get enough of Mom playing around with different coatings on chicken tenders so this time I bring you a recipe with organic oat pretzels. Many of you can go grab these pretzels at your local Stop & Shop as part of their Nature's Promise line.

This is definitely frugal because you use the boneless, skinless breasts you bought on sale and cut them into strips yourself. Then use the bag of pretzels you have been stashing to make a tasty dinner. I tossed some chopped olives on the side along with some sauteed sugar snap peas and the chow down commenced.

Baked Tenders:
1 lb. chicken cut into strips (I found organic chicken at BJ's wholesale)
~2 cups of organic oat pretzels, roughly crushed (do not make too tiny or will not be crispy)
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 organic egg
2 tablespoons 1% organic milk
salt & pepper

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

2. Place a cooling rock onto a baking sheet. This is key to a crispy crust.

3. Mix egg and milk in one bowl and combine. Place flour on a plate and season well. Place lightly crushed pretzels on a separate plate and season well. Create an assemble line from left to right as follows: flour, egg mixture, pretzel, cooling rack.

4. Dip chicken strip in flour and shake excess. Dip into egg, then cover with cereal and place on rack.

5. Bake approx. 15 minutes

Serve with Jen's mustard dipping sauce.

Did you see that I am giving away a ticket to the TypeAMom Conference?


Katherine Aucoin said...

My girls would totally love this! I am bookmarking it!

TheFitnessFreak said...

I bet those are super yummy! A kid-pleaser for sure!!

Mary said...

I love simple recipes that produce delicious meals. I think you have one here.

The Duo Dishes said...

That's a really nice salted crunch to the chicken. Good idea.

Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction said...

I love the idea to use pretzels to bread the chicken tenders... Sounds super tasty!

Anonymous said...

Pretzel crust is a great idea, very yummy!

Anderburf said...

This sounds really good and something my kids would love! I recently got some Himalayan sea salt and organic peppercorns from Sustainable Sourcing and I think I'll use them in this recipe tonight. Thanks for sharing!

Kelsey B. said...

Awesome! I love this idea. Sometimes I used Baked Lays when I make chicken like this, too!

Nicole Feliciano said...

This sounds like a crowd pleaser. I do a weekly Friday recipe food exchange. I hope you'll link up here:

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