Monday, February 21, 2011

Baked Ranch Chicken Tenders

My kids love chicken tenders. I've used my favorite Crispy Chicken Strips recipe for years, but I thought I'd give this one a try. The ranch dressing mix in the crumb mixture intrigued me. And it turned out great! The tenders had a very subtle ranch flavor and cooked up nice and crisp.

Baked Ranch Chicken Tenders

1 1/2 - 2 cups corn flake crumbs (or Ritz cracker crumbs, or Panko bread crumbs)
1/4 cup grated Parmesan
1 packet ranch dressing mix
6 chicken breasts (each cut into 3 long strips)
1 cup buttermilk

Preheat oven to 425. In a pie plate or other shallow dish mix corn flake crumbs, Parmesan, and ranch dressing mix. 

Place chicken breast strips into a bowl with buttermilk. Take one chicken strip and let excess buttermilk drip off. Roll in crumb mixture and place on a greased cookie sheet. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.


Corinne said...

Do you think I could make drumsticks with this? Xavey's got a hankering and I prefer homemade to shake-n-bake

Jenni said...

I bet you could - it is pretty much homemade shake n bake so it should work. :)