Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Spicy chicken tenders with honey mustard

It was time for dinner and I knew I was making chicken tenders, but hadn't decided how or what to do with them. I normally just throw some spices together, but was feeling like trying something new (but without thinking, so knew I'd need a recipe:). This recipe from Giada was excellent! I used half the amount of breading/egg ingredients and it was plenty for about 12 chicken tenders. I made half the honey mustard, too, and it was perfect with the chicken tenders! The amounts below reflect the changes I made.
Spicy Chicken Tenders with Honey Mustard

cooking spray
1/3 cup honey
1/3 cup Dijon mustard
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp salt, plus extra for seasoning
2 eggs, beaten
2 tbsp hot sauce
1/2 cup cornmeal
1 tbsp chili powder
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1 1/2 pounds chicken tenders
Preheat oven to 425 F. Spray a baking sheet with cooking oil or line with Silpat.
Combine honey and mustard until smooth and set aside.
In a medium bowl, mix the flour and salt. In another medium bowl, whisk together eggs and hot sauce. In another medium bowl, mix together cornmeal, chili powder, and cayenne pepper.
Dredge the chicken in the flour mixture, then shake off excess. Dip in egg mixture, then shake off excess. Roll in cornmeal mixture and place on baking sheet with space between each chicken tender.
Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown, flipping halfway through.
Serve with honey mustard dipping sauce.

from Giada

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