Monday, February 2, 2009

Buffalo Chicken Tenders

I really like buffalo chicken. I like that spicy taste & soothing ranch. What I don't like is getting about 1 oz of chicken off of a wing, or having to mess up my hands/face/etc while I am trying to eat wings. I am usually that person at BWW who is trying to eat with a fork, or better yet, I just order the boneless wings.

Awhile back, chicken drumsticks were on sale at the P.Chop. (Something like .99/pound) So I bought some wing sauce & cooked these up in the oven. They were great! Well I stocked up on boneless chicken breasts & chicken tenders last week ($1.99/pound) and decided I was going to make buffalo chicken tenders. I have been feeling rather large as of late and did not want some deep fried tenders from BWW.

I use the recipe on the back of the Bisquick box for my tenders, this time I added the remainder of the panko I had in the pantry to make them a bit more crispy. I don't really follow the recipe for amounts, just wing it.

Ultimate Buffalo Chicken Tenders
1 package chicken tenders
about 1 cup bisquick
1/2 cup panko
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
garlic powder
smoked paprika
(you could add cayenne pepper here if you want them extra spicy)
1-2 eggs, beaten
3 Tbsp butter, melted

In a ziploc bag, add bisquick through S&P. Shake up to mix thoroughly. Dip the chicken tenders into the egg mixture, then in the bisquick mixture. Shake to thoroughly coat. I did this in two batches so they didn't all stick together.

Preheat the oven to 450F. Line a cookie sheet with foil & spray with cooking spray. Place the tenders on the cookie sheet. Drizzle the butter over the tenders. Bake for 7-8 minutes, then turn over & bake for an additional 7-8 minutes. They should be pretty crispy at this point.

Remove tenders from the oven. In a tupperware bowl, place 4 tenders, douse with buffalo sauce, put the lid on it & toss it. Place those tenders back on the cookie sheet & repeat. You can either be done here or I put them back in the oven for 3 minutes.

These are so good & so much healthier than fried chicken tenders!


Joelen said...

These look delicious and I love how bisquick was used in this!

Anonymous said...

I've tried a few variations on the baked "fried" chicken strips but never Bisquick - this is definitely getting bookmarked for later. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

tried them tonight...delicious

Anonymous said...

I'm going to assume, but do you put the planko in with the bisquick?

Anonymous said...

I totally screwed this recipe up so bad... Hopefully will try it again soon!

Heaton said...

Definitely put them back in for 3 min after tossing. Also, for the manly men in my house, I hit them with a touch of mixed chili powder before the 3min rebaking.