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Saturday, February 22, 2014

Gluten Free Chicken Tenders

Breaded chicken fingers can be made gluten free! There are a variety of gluten free crumbs out there but I like to use crushed Rice Chex cereal  for the "breading". This recipe is super easy (if you follow my blog you know that I love easy). Additionally, it utilizes readily available supermarket ingredients. All you need is chicken, a bottle of gluten free dressing, Rice (or corn) chex cereal, and herbs. Chicken "fingers" are super versatile and popular with young and old.

Gluten Free Chicken Tenders
4-5 Skinless, Boneless Chicken Cutlets (cut into thick strips)
3 Cups Rice Chex or Corn Chex Cereal
1 1/4 Cups Pareve Gluten Free Salad Dressing (Italian, Garlic, or Honey Mustard)
Seasonings (oregano, basil, garlic powder, dried parsley flakes)
Salt to taste

Preheat oven to 400 (375 is fine too)
Cut Chicken into thick strips and set aside
Place Chex  in a sealed bag and crush until mixture resembles bread crumbs
Add seasonings to bread crumbs
Place dressing in a bowl 
Place Crumbs in a separate dish
Dip each piece of chicken in the dressing and then roll it the Chex crumb mixture.
Place each crumb coated piece of chicken in a baking pan (don't stack pieces).
Sprinkle chicken with dried parsley flakes.
Bake at 400 for about 35 minutes 
*chicken is ready when the inside is white not pink at all
and crumb coating turns golden brown 

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