Chicken tenders are one of the most kid friendly foods out there, but you don’t always know how they are made. More often than not these a frozen from a large brand and likely fried and covered in salt. They are delicious like that, but it is definitely not the healthiest way to feed your family.
With the growing number of children with gluten intolerance or celiac disease, things like chicken tenders are not even an option for many families. This recipe is for a gluten free, baked chicken tenders. The holy grail of chicken tenders for picky kids or kids with allergies.
They key here is using chickpea bread crumbs and adding lots of herbs and spices to them. More often than not kids are dipping these into ketchup, but rather than giving them salty, but otherwise bland chicken tenders, why not add in herbs and spices into them. Maybe they will want less ketchup, which for your mom’s out there means less sugar!!!
What you need:
- 1lb Chicken Tenders
- 1-2 cups of chickpea bread crumbs (or traditional bread crumbs)
- 1 tsp basil
- 1/2 tsp oregano
- 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 2 eggs, beaten
Pre-heat your oven to 350F.
Soak the chicken tenders in the egg wash for a few minutes.
Mix together the bread crumbs, basil, oregano, red pepper flakes, garlic, salt, and pepper.
Dredge chicken tenders in the seasoned bread crumbs.
Place on a non-stick baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil.
Bake in the oven for 15-20min until done.
You could also use fresh lemon juice, or other seasoning to add flavor. Your families will love these and you won’t feel so guilty about feeding them chicken tenders.