Amazingly moreish crispy Cajun chicken tenders! Try this super tasty, easy and low fat recipe, I promise you will never buy chicken nuggets again!
These are perfect for party food with a cool garlic mayonnaise to dip, or serve them cuddled together with a beautiful crisp slaw, creamy avocado and hot sauce in a soft taco – amazing! Or just have alone with some sweet chilli sauce as a Saturday movie night sofa snack!
They are practically guilt free as they are baked in a deliciously spiced bread crumb, not fried! So win win all round! Enjoy.
I have done the recipe with 2 chicken breasts, which will serve 2-3 people, so multiply the recipe as needed!
2 chicken breasts
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp dried thyme
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
125g dried breadcrumbs, I like using panko breadcrumbs
Salt and pepper
Preheat your oven to 180c.
Slice the chicken breasts into chunky strips, enough for 3 bites in 1 strip (chicken tender size) and pop into a bowl. Pour over the cumin, paprika, chilli powder, thyme, garlic and some salt and pepper. Mix well and leave to marinate until needed.
Next, put the flour onto a plate and season, whisk the eggs in a separate bowl and the breadcrumbs into another. Dip each chicken tender into the flour, shaking off any excess, then coat in the egg and then the breadcrumbs. Lay in a single layer on a baking sheet and bake for 25-35 minutes, turning half way, until crisp and brown.
Serve with cold crunchy slaw, creamy avocado and some hot sauce in a soft taco wrap – YUM!