Light and crispy fried chicken tenders breaded in flour and Ritz crackers and served with a sweet pepper relish dip. Great for appetizer or a main dish.
I have made numerous versions of breaded chicken tenders for my family, but this one has got to be my favorite to date. The breading is light and crispy with the help of my secret ingredient, butter flavored crackers—it provides the crunch factor while keeping the breading light and airy. I also use an unconventional coating technique which keeps every bit of the cracker crumbs in place without building a thick gloppy coating. The chicken is dipped into a flour mixture, followed by an egg wash, and then dipped into cracker crumbs. But that’s not all—it then gets coated with a layer of cooking spray (I never said this was a light recipe!), followed by a misting of the flour mixture. The result is a delicious light and crispy breading on the chicken.
To accompany these glorious tenders, I serve them with my sweet pepper relish dip. I know! How good is that!? It’s a piece of cake to assemble and takes these tenders over the top.
Make them and watch them fly off the plate!