DINNER RECIPES forum: Uber Easy Chicken Tenders

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ImageSkiekitty
Nov 13, 2010 10:12 AM CST
Name: Toni
Denver Metro, Zone 5
Too many cats!!
Enough Boneless Skinless Chicken Tenders per person (4-5/per person)
1.5 cups Italian breadcrumbs (I just use the Walmart brand)
1tbsp seasoning salt (Lawry's)
2 tbsps garlic salt (or garlic powder, but I prefer garlic salt)
2 cups white milk (don't use chocolate milk! Gross!!!)
1 tsp worchestershire sauce (Lee & Perkins)
1 cup cooking oil (I use canola)
electric skillet, large glass cake pan, large ziploc baggie (I just reuse the one that the chicken tenders came in)

I buy the chicken tenders in the humungo packs when they're on sale (you know, the "family size" packages of like 2-3 pounds). I then break up the packages into more useable portions (for DH & I, I do 5 tenders per person 'cuz we're big fat people). I take the tenders out the night before & let defrost over night, then in the morning stick 'em in the fridge.

Place chicken tenders into the glass cake pan & pour in the milk & worchestershire sauce, stir well until milk has a slight brown tinge. Let sit for at least 1/2 hour, flipping every 7-10 minutes. Pour breadcrumbs, seasoning salt, & garlic salt into the ziploc baggie and shake EXTREMELY well. Pour the canola oil into the electric skillet & turn temperature to at least 350-375 degs. Going between 1-2 at a time, put the chicken tenders from the milk into breadcrumbs and, capturing a lot of air in the baggie, shake for at LEAST 2 minutes to make sure that it's extremely well coated. Using tongs, pull chicken tender out & put into electric skillet. Do this with each tender, flipping the cooking ones when you put in a new tender. I used my small square electric skillet (16"x16") and was able to put all 10 tenders at once. Let cook for at least 10 minutes, flipping very often so they don't burn. I got rid of my electric fryer, but using the electric skillet makes it an easier cleanup, IMO. Once tenders are done (at least 170degs), put onto folded paper towels & let sit for at least 5 minutes so the grease can drain off, patting/squishing slightly to get all the excess grease off.

Please note that all measurements are subject to change. Some people will not want to use this much seasoning salt. Some peopole will want to use more. It's all subjective to your personal taste. I never measure anything unless I'm baking my pumpkin rolls.. then you *have* to measure to get it right (baking the roll itself, not making the filling). I don't believe that you should be tied to "1 teaspoon, more than that & it's gonna be GROSS!!" type of cooking. It's all personal preference and if you want to use more, use more! If you want to use less, use less! If you want to use minced garlic, I wouldn't recommend it because it'll taste of slightly burnt garlic, but who am I to say that it's gonna be gross? Maybe you like burnt garlic? For instance, one of my favorite desserts is the slightly burnt, chewy edges of brownies. I love it! Just when it's a bit burnt and no one else wants that part.. count me in!! Yum! And, at the same time, I can't stand bread crust. I hate it. Whenever my mom would make a fresh loaf of bread, my father & I had a pretty good thing going on as he didn't really care for the soft chewy center & I hated the crispy flaky crust, so I'd give him my crust & he'd give me his chewy center. Best of both worlds for the both of us (not to mention Mom would get pissed off that I didn't want to eat all of it). All subjective.
I served this with mashed potatoes I got from the hot deli in Walmart. Easy yummy food! :)
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ImageLynxx
Nov 13, 2010 10:43 AM CST
Name: Just call me Lynxx :)
South Florida, 9B
Lover of planet earth
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Toni, you can always bring a smile to my face! Lol, I love the title of the recipe...'UBER easy chicken tenders! Rolling on the floor laughing
and the bit about chocolate milk??? Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Have you actually tried that as an experiment and found out it WOULD be gross???? lolol
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ImageSkiekitty
Nov 13, 2010 12:43 PM CST
Name: Toni
Denver Metro, Zone 5
Too many cats!!
I accidentally used the chocolate milk in mashed potatoes once... I usually buy the 1/2 gal white & 1gal chocolate but this one time I bought a 1gal of white& so, remembering I had gotten both white & chocolate ingallon bottle, grabbed the wrong one. Oops. YUCK. And I don't know how to make the umlat only keyboard (you know, the double dot above a vowel, so it should have read über, which is German for super). I can do it on my phone, though.
Never be afraid of a scar. It just means that you were stronger than something that tried to hurt you.
My new Etsy shop - handmade jewelry by ME!! http://www.etsy.com/shop/OjodelGato
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ImageLynxx
Nov 13, 2010 12:56 PM CST
Name: Just call me Lynxx :)
South Florida, 9B
Lover of planet earth
Thanks for the update on Purdybaby too. I love how he colored up as you had hoped. Hurray!
Those must have been mashed potatoes the dogs really loved, Rolling on the floor laughing

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