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Pecan-Crusted Chicken Tenders

Photo: Van Chaplin; Styling: Vanessa McNeil Rocchio
Prep time 15 mins
Cook time 20 mins
Yield Makes 8 servings
Crunchy chicken fingers get faux-fry flavor after a quick bake in the oven. The saltines add crunch and the pecans add nutty flavor. Pair with a side and your choice of sauce, for dipping.

Ingredients

  • 16 saltine crackers, finely crushed
  • 1/4 cup pecans, ground
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 egg white
  • Vegetable cooking spray
  • 1 1/2 pounds chicken tenders
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour

Nutrition Information

  • calories 152
  • caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
  • fat 4.3 g
  • satfat 0.3 g
  • monofat 1.6 g
  • polyfat 0.7 g
  • protein 19.5 g
  • carbohydrate 8 g
  • fiber 0.8 g
  • cholesterol 46 mg
  • iron 1.2 mg
  • sodium 494 mg
  • calcium 9 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 425°. Stir together crushed crackers and next 4 ingredients.

    Separating Eggs
    Separating Eggs
  2. Whisk egg white just until foamy.

  3. Place a wire rack coated with cooking spray in a parchment paper-lined 15- x 10-inch jelly-roll pan.

  4. Dredge chicken tenders in flour; dip in egg white, and dredge in saltine mixture. Lightly coat chicken on each side with cooking spray; arrange chicken on wire rack.

  5. Bake at 425° for 18 to 20 minutes or until golden brown, turning once after 12 minutes.

Cook's Notes

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