Baked Chicken Tenders

I don’t know if I have mentioned this yet, but I gave up all facebook and cell phone games for Lent.  We’re talking Candy Crush Saga, Pet Rescue Saga, Hanging with Friends, Words with Friends, Scramble with Friends, etc. etc.  It has honestly been a bit difficult!  But I suppose that is the purpose of Lent – giving up something and placing total reliance on the Lord.
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Now, I don’t want to turn this blog post into a preachy post, so please don’t stop reading!  I am just saying that I was way more addicted to those games than I ever thought.  And I am finding that I am having more time to do so many more things.  One thing I do more of is pinning items on Pinterest!  I know, I know, I already have sooooo much pinned that I don’t look at anyway.  Regarding recipes I have pinned, I am not sure if I will ever get through them all.  I have not counted them, but I am willing to bet I have more than just a few hundred.  But I can’t. Stop. Pinning.
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In the midst of all this pinning, I have managed to find several chicken tenders recipes.  Chicken tenders are one of those “all-American” dishes that I crave sometimes (and trust me – it is rare that I crave anything “all-American”).  I’ll actually be posting yet another chicken tenders recipe next week, so be on the lookout for that!  In the meantime, this baked chicken tenders recipe comes from Table For Two Blog.  It is also very light!  Being breaded with only the crumbs and egg, makes one serving of chicken tenders less than 200 calories!  That leaves plenty of room to add French fries, a yummy salad, and perhaps some Sweet Baby Ray’s as a condiment. 😉
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Baked Chicken Tenders

Serves 2

Ingredients:
-2/3lbs chicken breasts, sliced into tenders
-1cu panko bread crumbs
-1/2tsp garlic powder
-1/2tsp onion powder
-few shakes of salt and pepper
-1 egg

Directions:
-Preheat oven to 450 degrees.  Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray and set aside.
-In a shallow dish, combine panko, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper.  Mix well to incorporate.
-In a second shallow dish, beat the egg.
-Dredge the chicken tenders in the egg, then the panko, making sure they’re coated.  Set them on the baking sheet.
-Bake for 20 minutes, then turn on the broiler and broil for 5 minutes to get the outside crispy and light brown (be sure to watch careful so that they don’t burn).

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