Chicken Tenders

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Serving Size: 
2 strips
Cost Per Serving: 
$2.75 for whole recipe / $0.55 per person
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vinegar
  • 1/2 cup nonfat milk
  • 4 medium boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (about 1 pound)
  • 2 tablespoons prepared mustard
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey or jelly
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 1 cup crushed pretzels or cereal*
  • Optional:Light ranch dressing, mustard, or any barbeque sauce can be used as dipping sauces

*This is a good way to use up pretzels, cereals, or crackers.

  1. Put 1 1/2 teaspoons vinegar in a 1/2-cup measure and fill with milk. Stir and let set 10 minutes to thicken.
  2. Cut chicken breasts into a total of 10 strips.
  3. In a bowl, combine mustard, 2 tablespoons vinegar, honey or jelly, and pepper. Stir in milk-vinegar mixture. Add chicken and stir to coat pieces with the milk mixture. Cover and let set for 20 minutes.
  4. Heat oven to 400°F
  5. Lightly grease or spray a baking sheet or shallow baking pan.
  6. One at a time, lift chicken strips from milk mixture and coat with crushed pretzels or cereal; place on baking sheet and repeat with remaining chicken and crumbs
  7. Bake chicken 18 to 20 minutes until throughly cooked. Serve immediately. If desired, pass dipping sauces.

Menu Idea: Chicken tenders, baked potato, fruit, milk

  • Use up pretzels, cereals, or crackers to coat chicken strips.
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