This recipe is from a friend at church. She is an AMAZING cook and has been doing some cooking classes at night for the rest of us ladies. This was an especially great one of hers that I tried.
These chicken tenders are SO good and MUCH better for you than the fried ones you get at the fast food places. Seriously, they taste just as good. So...give this one a shot.
1/3 cup flour
1 large egg, slightly beaten
salt and pepper
4 cups Rice Cereal
2 T vegetable oil (or EVOO)
1 1/2 pounds chicken tenders (I just had breasts, so I cut them into strips)
1/2 cup sour cream
2 T Dijon mustard (I just used regular)
1 T honey
Preheat oven to 450. Place flour in a shallow bowl, and egg in a second bowl: season with salt and pepper. Pulse cereal and oil in a food processor (or blender) until fine crumbs form. (Don't take off the lid even if just for a second to look at it. Yes, I did this because I was using my smoothie maker and for some reason I didn't think it would shoot little sticky crumbs ALL OVER my kitchen. Um...it did.) Season with salt and pepper; transfer to a third shallow bowl.
Coat chicken; first in flour; shaking of excess; then with egg, letting excess drip off; and finally in cereal mixture, pressing to help it adhere. Place on a baking sheet, and bake until light golden brown and cooked through, 10-15 minutes, turning over halfway through.
Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix together sour cream, mustard and honey; season with salt and pepper. Serve tenders with creamy honey mustard dipping sauce.
We ate them with baked potatoes and salad, but I think they'd be really good with homemade potato fries also. :)