Surprisingly Tasty Chicken Strips Recipe's Secret Weapon Is in Its Tortilla Chip Coating

chicken tendersLet's face it, most of us with kids have way too many chicken nuggets in our lives. Be they from your freezer or ordered from a restaurant menu, there's never a shortage of nuggets. And for good reason -- kids love them. But enough is enough.

These tortilla chip chicken tenders from Virtually Homemade are a great twist on this staple that you'll feel much better about serving to your kids and eating yourself. The tortilla chip coating gives them a nice crispness, and the creamy barbecue sauce is perfect for dipping. They're easy enough to make that kids will have fun helping, and it's a meal the whole family will actually eat without complaint. Win. Win.

Tortilla Chip Chicken Tenders With Creamy BBQ Sauce

1.5 lbs. chicken tenders
1 cup all purpose flour
2 teaspoons paprika
3 cups tortilla chips, ground to a fine meal in food processor
2 large eggs, whisked thoroughly

Creamy BBQ Sauce:

1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup BBQ sauce

1 teaspoon sriracha

Pre-heat oven to 475 degrees F.

Mix flour and paprika. Place flour mixture, tortilla chips, and egg on shallow plates.

Dip each tender in first flour, then egg, and then tortilla chips until thoroughly coated. Place on a baking sheet.

Bake for 15 - 20 minutes. Tenders should be golden brown.

While chicken is baking, thoroughly combine sour cream, BBQ sauce, and sriracha in a small bowl. Serve as a dipping sauce.


Image via Virtually Homemade

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