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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Crunchy Pecan Chicken Tenders


This recipe is from one of my favorite cookbooks - Southern Living Homestyle Cooking.  I've made several of recipes from this cookbook, and they are all delicious!  This recipe is no exception.  This is one of our "go-to" weeknight meals.  The chicken is so flavorful and crispy.  The original recipe uses chicken breasts, but I like to use chicken tenders since they cook quicker.  This chicken only takes minutes to put together, and the end result looks like you went to a lot of trouble.  Let's just let that be out little secret!




Crunchy Pecan Chicken Tenders
slightly adapted from Southern Living Homestyle Cooking
(Printable Recipe)



1 cup Bisquick
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans (I used my food processor)
1 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp Creole seasoning
2 lbs chicken tenders
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted

Preheat oven to 350.

Combine first 5 ingredients in a medium bowl; stir well.  Dip chicken in buttermilk, dredge in pecan mixture.  Place chicken in an ungreased 9x13-inch pan.  Drizzle butter over chicken.  Bake for 18-20 minutes or until chicken is done.


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10 comments:

  1. My little girl would be mental for these-actually, my husband would be just as enthusiastic.

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  2. These look wonderful! I think we will have them for dinner soon. I'm pinning them now!

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  3. as much as I luv pecans, I think I would really luv this.

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  5. I made this tonight and it was divine! Thank you for sharing the recipe. I do have one question though: what sides/starch do you pair it with? Mine came out pretty rich...maybe I used a bit too much pecans, and it felt like I needed something light to pair it with, like a salad, but I'm racking my brain try to figure out what non veggie sides I could serve with it. Any suggestions?

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  6. CupcakeNinja - we serve it with either some Rice-A-Roni or a packet of Knorr Sides noodles.

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  7. Dang! I followed this exactly by the recipe tonight and while the flavors were good, the breading was soft as can be and turned into mush as we cut it...I wonder what I did wrong? Do you turn yours during baking and/or turn the oven up at some point?

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  8. Chalna - try using cooking spray instead of butter. That might help get the all-over crisp. I also chop my pecans in the food processor so they get really fine. I think that helps to not overcoat them.

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  9. My family has been making this chicken for years. We even catered some special events and served it with creamy mashed potatoes, green beans, rolls, and a salad. It was a hit! I'm not sure where we got the recipe originally, but it was neat to find it online here at Plain Chicken.

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  10. Hi everybody, I haven't tried this yet, but looks delicious. First time on this site.

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