Jamie says: The move-in process can be quite taxing- both physically and mentally. I posted on Facebook that I needed help moving a bed and desk and offered food as a reward. My friend Lindsey and her boyfriend Avi came to the rescue. I was so thankful to have their help. (I couldn’t have done that one on my own for sure.)
Well, I’m a woman of my words, and I invited the two of them over for dinner. For the main dish, I made Panko-Crusted BBQ Chipotle Chicken Tenders.
The chicken tenders were delicious! The chipotle gave ’em a nice kick, too!
I served the tenders with Lemon Sesame Green Beans and my Famous Sweet Potatoes (their locally famous, at least).
We enjoyed the meal, a bottle of wine, cookies and pudding for dessert, and most importantly, each other’s company.
Panko-Crusted BBQ Chipotle Chicken Tenders
- 1/4 cup old fashioned oatmeal (Quakers)
- 2 eggs (4 Grain, omega 3)
- 1 1/4 cup BBQ sauce (Bull’s Eye,brown sugar & hickory), divided
- 1 cup whole wheat Panko breadcrumbs (Ian’s)
- 1 Tbsp parsley (Publix)
- 1/2 tsp chipotle (Penzeys Spices, ground red)
- 1.75 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast (Publix)
- no-stick cooking spray (PAM)
- Preheat oven to 350⁰F. Lightly grease two baking sheets with cooking spray.
- Pour oatmeal into a mini blender. Blend until oatmeal becomes powdered (like flour). Spread oatmeal “flour” on a plate.
- Crack eggs in a medium bowl, and beat with a fork. Add 3/4 cup BBQ sauce. Stir to combine.
- Pour breadcrumbs, parsley, and chipotle on a large plate. Toss to mix.
- Slice chicken breasts into thick strips to make chicken tenders.
- Roll chicken tenders in oatmeal “flour,” dip in BBQ-egg mixture, and then roll in breadcrumb mixture. Place on a baking sheet and bake for about 18 minutes or until cooked throughout.
- Serve chicken tenders with reserved 1/2 cup BBQ sauce. Enjoy!
- Nutrition note: For an extra nutrient boost, this recipe uses oatmeal instead of all-purpose flour. By making this substitution, you’ll get more whole grains in your diet and the nutritional benefits that come along with them (such as fiber). Plus, you can’t even taste the difference!