Tuesday, January 16, 2018

RANCH SEASONED CHICKEN TENDERS, PLEASE.


As much as I love food + IT IS MY LIFE. I don't talk it much because food photography is pretty tricky. And I actually eat super simple, so I don't feel like I have anything super special to share..

But I'm learning that that's sort of what everyone wants, 95% of the time - S I M P L E!

Sure, I love me some Martha and Ina recipes. But most weeks/nights, I just want easy. And as easy, and as much as I just want to drive-thru Chick-fil-A some nights, that could get out of hand. And that's sort of where this idea came from actually. I looove me some Chick-fil-A tenders! But let's not even go there or else I'll start talking about a certain milkshake I had recently that changed my life forever, and trust me. You're better off not even knowing, haha.

ANYWAYS. Let's talk, homemade chicken tenders.

INGREDIENTS:
- 2 boneless/skinless chicken breasts cut into strips.
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 C. parmesan cheese, finely grated
- 1/4 C. whole wheat Panko breadcrumbs
- 1 T. flour
- 2 T. Ranch seasoning

*I actually buy the Kirkland tenderloins, so I about..double that recipe. But to keep it simple, there's two servings. Adjust if you need to!

DIRECTIONS: 
- Preheat oven o 400 degrees. Lightly coat a baking sheet with nonstick spray.
- In a shallow dish, combine flour, parmesan, panko and ranch seasoning.
- In another dish, whisk eggs.
- Working in batches, dredge chicken in the eggs, then the seasoning mixture, making sure to coat both sides evenly.
- Place chicken strips onto the baking sheet in a single layer, and lightly coat tops with nonstick spray. (As you will flip.)
- Bake 16-18 minutes, depending on your oven, until golden brown - gently flipping halfway through. (KEY to the GOLDeness.)

SEE HOW EASY! Serve with a side of veggies, on a salad OR..dip in any extra Chick-fil-A sauce you've got hanging around. (True story. We hoard those sauces.) AAND if you're following Portion Fix - equals one red, 1/2 yellow and 1/2 blue.

But really what's so great about this, is that it's one of those things that you can make and then everyone can have it their way. And it's something you can make extra of and play around with  leftovers too. Is it that healthy? No, but everything's better homemade. You control the quality of ingredients, and that's what I think is most important. You could even make your own dipping sauce. And if you do - you better share!

E N J O Y! xx



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