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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Parmesan Chicken Tenders ~ Tailgating Time

You don't have to like football to enjoy tailgating! What is more fun than sharing good food with good friends? Join us for week #7 of Tailgating Time, it's easy, just add your link! It's all about the food!!

This is a healthier version of chicken tenders, since they are baked not fried. Of course you can pan fry them and they turn out just as good. In a zip top bag dust the chicken in some flour, tapping off the excess flour. Then using two flat shaped bowls or pie tins and lightly beat 1 egg with about 1 Tablespoon deli mustard (you can use Dijon). In the other bowl or pie tin, I used half and half bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese (sometimes more parm). Season the bread crumbs with salt and pepper and whatever seasoning you like. I used grill seasoning on mine. Dip the chicken in the egg/mustard mixture then lay it into the Parmesan mix lightly pressing into the crumbs. Use one hand in the egg so the other will stay dry. Place the breaded tender onto a baking sheet with parchment paper. I always use my stoneware for this. I have a large bar pan that works great. With the stoneware you don't have to grease it or turn the tenders to brown them. Spray the tops with cooking spray or I sprinkled with a little olive oil over each one (just a touch). Bake at 375 degrees for 25-30 minutes until chicken is done and it's golden brown.
Don't forget to bring along your favorite dipping sauce, whether it's BBQ, honey dijon, ranch, or chipotle/mayo...the list goes on...what do you dip your chicken tenders in? Or are you a no-dipper?

Tailgating Time will be posted every Sunday at noon and there is a change this week. It will be open until noon on Wednesday. That should still give you plenty of time to add your family favorites. We'll play each and every week until Superbowl Sunday.
Can't wait to see what you bring!
Tailgating Time is brought to you this week by:
Martha at ~ Seaside Simplicity
Tamy at ~ 3 Sides of Crazy
Me here at ~ The Tiny Skillet
Would you like to be a host of Tailgating Time too? Leave me a comment with your email so I can let Martha know and she'll send you the code and add you to the host list - more exposure, more links, more football food, more fun!