Parmesan Crusted Fried Chicken Tenders

051So as I have mentioned in the past, Caits favorite food is chicken. Make that crispy chicken. Anyways if you think about it, who doesnt love crispy chicken? Well other than my dad… But to put it lightly, he was raised in the back woods and was in charge of getting the chicken from the pen to the cutting board so that is a bit understandable… but I get it, I personally  would chicken out… Haha get it? Lol that was lame but whatever, a terrible pun was needed.

On a lighter note, I decided to incorporate different seasonings in the bread crumbs OR panko to spruce it up a bit! I got the idea when Dave and Cait made chicken tenders using one of those Kraft shake and bake thingys that come with the seasoned bread crumbs and you just shake it all together. It came out great but I thought if we were to make our own it would be much better!

Here is a break down as to what I did with mine…

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Ingredients

1-2 Lbs Chicken Tenders

2 Eggs

1 Cup Flour

2 Cups Bread Crumbs OR Panko; unseasoned

1 Cup Fresh Grated Parmesan Cheese

2 Cloves Garlic; minced

2 Tbsp Fresh Parsley; minced

Salt and Pepper

First what I did was mix the bread crumbs OR panko with the parmesan cheese, garlic, parsley, salt, & pepper.

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So after you combine the breading ingredients well, set up a nice work station with the flour, whisked egg, and breading all in a row for a fuss free assembly line!

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So after you rinse and pat the chicken dry, dip one tender at a time in the flour.

Dip the tender in the egg wash.

Then toss in the breading mixture!

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Once you have all your chicken tenders prepared, heat about 2 cups of vegetable oil (or 1″ deep) over medium heat in a good-sized sautee pan.

Once you drop a bit of flour in the oil and it sizzles, it is ready for you to drop the chicken in.

Working in batches of 3-4 strips, fry on both sides until golden in color and cooked throughly!

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FIY the chicken will continue to cook for a few minutes after you remove it from the oil. This does not mean to remove the tenders while it is still undercooked, it just means the that the outside will darken up a bit more because it is still doing its magic!

050Enjoy! You can have a drink and relax now!

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