Crispy Cornflake Chicken Tenders
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These crispy cornflake chicken tenders are coated in cornflake crumbs and baked to perfection. They're a breeze to make and will be gone in seconds!
Yield: 4-6 servings
  • 1lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
  • ½ c. buttermilk
  • ¾ tsp. paprika, divided
  • ½ tsp. kosher sea salt, divided
  • ½ tsp. ground black pepper, divided
  • ¼ tsp. parsley flakes
  • 4½ c. cornflakes
  • ½ tsp. granulated sugar
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp. onion powder
  • Cooking spray (sunflower, avocado or grapeseed oil)
  • Homemade honey mustard:
  • ¼ c. honey
  • ¼ c. mayonnaise
  • 3 tbsp. dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp. white distilled vinegar
  • ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper
  • Pinch ground black pepper
  1. Place the chicken strips into a large ziploc bag or a container with a lid. Pour the buttermilk over top, then season with ¼ teaspoon paprika, ¼ teaspoon kosher sea salt, ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper, and the parsley. Zip or cover and place in the refrigerator to marinate for 25 minutes (up to 2 hours), then remove it and let it sit at room temperature while preparing the breading.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with a silicone baking make or foil; set aside.
  3. For the breading, pulse the cornflakes into panko-like (slightly larger) crumbs. We prefer extra crunchy chicken tenders, so I like to leave them on the coarser side (like in the picture above).
  4. Pour the crumbs into a shallow dish and season with the remaining paprika, salt, pepper, parsley, sugar, garlic powder, and onion powder. Place one strip at a time into the breading, press to coat. Set the strips on the prepared baking sheet and spray lightly with cooking spray.
  5. Place in the oven and bake for 12-14 minutes or until they reach an internal temperature of 160 degrees. Remove from the oven and allow to rest for 3-4 minutes before serving.
  6. For the honey mustard, whisk all of the ingredients in a mixing bowl.
-Use a high smoke point oil when baking at temperatures of 400+ degrees.

Recipe source: Life Made Simple
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