Maisie has never been a chicken nuggets type of girl and now with her food allergies we obviously can’t just go to the drive through to get some but I did want to try and make some which maybe she would enjoy and with these I succeeded. These chicken tenders were super simple to make, Maisie “safe” and delicious for all of of us. Best of all, there are no weird processed chicken parts involved.
- 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 1/2 cup instant potato flakes
- 1 TBS. Italian seasoning
- 1 TBS. garlic powder
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. fresh ground pepper
- Peanut oil or cooking oil of your choice
Slice the chicken breasts into strips about pointer finger wide. In a shallow bowl mix together the potato flakes, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, salt & pepper and set aside. Over a medium-high flame, heat a large heavy bottomed or cast iron skillet. When hot, add just enough oil to lightly coat the bottom of the pan. One-by-one press the chicken strips into the potato flake mixture to coat completely and then carefully add to hot pan. Do not crowd the pan. Turn the chicken when the potato flakes get golden brown and remove from pan once the chicken strips are cooked through. Add oil as needed throughout the cooking process. Serve with a dipping sauce of your choice…Maisie chose ketchup.