Do you call them tenders or fingers?
I keep referring to them said fingers and my husband continues to correct me and say’s “you mean tenders?”. Same difference.
If you’ve been following me through my pregnancy, you’re familiar with my 5 year old appetite and love for chicken nuggets. Now that I have a little more energy and have gotten myself back into the kitchen, I decided to make my own chicken
My husband turned into a child when he saw these. We ate them for dinner and then he chopped a few up, threw them in with leftover pasta and packed them in his lunch. This will be on next weeks menu, no question.
If you don’t have the specific spices, feel free to use whatever you have [or like] or even an italian seasoning. Also, if you prefer a smaller, nugget version, cut them into bite sized pieces. Guys, this is super easy and if you have kids, no more shopping in the frozen foods section. This one is a winner!
Gluten-free Chicken Tenders Recipe
- 1 lb chicken strips – for nuggets, cut them into bite size pieces
- salt + pepper
- 1 whole egg + 1 egg white
- 1 tablespoon almond milk – or milk of choice
- 1 cup gluten-free rice chex cereal, crushed
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon onion salt
- 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika- if you don’t have this, you can use regular or just omit
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- Cooking spray
Preheat oven to 475 degrees. Spray baking sheet with cooking spray and set aside.
In one bowl, whisk together eggs and milk.
On a large plate, combine rice chex, garlic powder, onion salt and smoked paprika, and oregano. Mix well to combine.
Season chicken strips with a little salt + pepper. One chicken tender at a time, dip into egg/milk mixture – let excess drip off before dipping into the dry mix. Coat the chicken tender with the seasoned cereal mixture. Place directly on the prepared baking sheet.
Continue process for remaining chicken strips.
Bake 20-25 minutes or until chicken has cooked through and coating is nice and crispy.
Remove, let cool for about 5 minutes. Serve immediately with favorite dipping sauce or good ol’ ketchup.
*Please do not copy & paste recipe. Thank you!
July 17 2012