When you were a kid, chicken tenders were probably one of your favorite foods. Your mom would spend time putting together a family meal, but you would ask for tenders instead. And when you went out to eat, it would have to be to a restaurant with chicken fingers on the menu.
Now that you’ve grown up and (hopefully) matured a little bit, it’s time to turn that childhood favorite into something fitting for an adult. Thankfully, we have the perfect recipe for that.
BBQ Crusted Chicken Tenders
Barbecue chicken is delicious. Chicken tenders are delicious. So, it only makes sense that putting the two together would be, well, delicious. Putting crusted chicken in BBQ sauce might make it soggy and cause it to lose its crunch, though. That’s where our chicken tenders crusted in BBQ chips come in to save the day.
This twist on chicken tenders is sure to make you (and any future children) happy. It’s easy to make, full of flavor and healthier than regular ol’ chicken strips. What’s not to like?
What you’ll need for this recipe is organic chicken breasts cut into strips, flax seeds, an egg, and crushed Beanfield’s Barbecue Bean Chips. That’s it. Putting it together is pretty simple, too. You just dip the chicken in the flax, then the egg and then coat it with the crushed chips. After that, all you need to do is bake at 375 for around 22 minutes or until cooked through on the inside and crispy on the outside.
Pair these chicken tenders with some roasted sweet potatoes and steamed broccoli for a healthy, gluten-free meal everyone will love.
Why Use a Bean Chip Coating?
Beans are full of nutrients, such as protein and fiber. However, most people don’t want to just sit down to a bowl of beans. At least, we sure don’t. And that’s why Beanfields chips are so awesome. They take all the health benefits of beans and turn them into a tasty, crunchy chip. And these chips can be used for so much more than just snacking.
Crushed Beanfields chips are great when used as a crusty coating. From chicken tenders to cauliflower, they add tons of flavor and crunch to all your favorite foods while giving you a healthier option compared to other coatings like breadcrumbs.
Traditional chicken tenders are made with a flour-based breadcrumb coating, which ends up being full of carbs and lacks nutritional value. Using Beanfields chips as a coating changes that by giving you a healthy, non-GMO and gluten-free alternative that will leave your stomach feeling full and happy.
Plus, breadcrumbs tend to only come in one or two flavors, like plain and Italian. Beanfields chips, on the other hand, come in a variety of flavors that will satisfy and taste cravings you might have. From Nacho to Jalapeño Lime, there’s a flavor for you.
Next time you’re considering a breadcrumb coating on your chicken, put away the panko and pick up a bag of Beanfields chips instead.