I am so excited to start off 2014 working with Quaker! Every week for the next 8 weeks, I’ll be blogging about healthy changes my family is making this year, along with recipes and ideas using some of our favorite Quaker products. I hope you will join me on this fun adventure.
We all know that Quaker oatmeal can be a nutritious breakfast. Oatmeal is a filling whole grain, and a great way to boost our daily fiber intake. Have you ever tried eating Quaker oatmeal for lunch or dinner? An easy way to add oats to your family’s diet is by adding them to your favorite homemade chicken tenders recipe.
Chicken tenders are a must on any kid-friendly menu at my house. But I try to steer clear of the drive-through kind by making them at home. There’s a secret ingredient I put in the outer crust that makes these chicken tenders a bit healthier than most: Oatmeal! Yes, just regular ole Quaker Oats.
I use Quaker Oats to mix up an easy breading to coat the chicken tenders. These chicken tenders are baked in the oven, not fried, so they are a lot better for us. My kids would eat chicken tenders every day, what about yours?
Oatmeal Crusted Chicken Tenders
- 1 lb. chicken strips (approximately 1/4 inch thick)
- 1 cup Quaker Oats (uncooked)
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp. pepper
- 3/4 cup Parmesan Cheese (freshly grated)
- 1 egg
- 1 T. milk
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Set a wire baking rack on top of a baking sheet and spray with cooking spray. If you do not have a wire baking rack, coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.
- Place 1 cup oats in a blender or food processor and grind for about 10-20 seconds. This will turn the oats into flour.
- In a small bowl, beat the egg with milk and set aside.
- Put the oats, salt, pepper and Parmesan Cheese into a medium sized bowl and mix thoroughly.
- Dip each chicken tender into the egg mixture and coat it on both sides. Immediately roll the chicken tender in the oats mixture and coat well on both sides.
- Place chicken tender onto baking sheet (place on top of wire baking rack if you are using one). Repeat steps 5 and 6 until all the chicken tenders have been coated and are ready to bake.
- Bake in a 450 degree oven for 10-15 minutes (the tops will begin to brown). Carefully turn each chicken tender over and bake for another 10-15 minutes until chicken tenders are golden brown and cooked through.
Dip chicken tenders in ketchup, BBQ sauce, marinara sauce, honey mustard, and/or Ranch dressing.
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