Kids Cheez-It Crusted Chicken Tenders W/ Honey Mustard Dipping S

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“I had very little flour one day, the kids demanded chicken tenders.....what to do??? I mix flour, italian bread crumbs, and crushed cheez-its to make the ultimate coating. Neddless to say.....they were gone in seconds by both kids and adults. Easily doubled and tripled”
1hr 30mins

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 lb chicken tenders
  • 13 cup guldens spicy brown mustard
  • 2 tablespoons Hellmann's mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons Wishbone Italian dressing
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated onion (juice, use a microplane)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 13 cup flour
  • 14 Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup crushed Cheez-It crackers (use ziploc bag & release some stress, lol)
  • 2 tablespoons Emeril's Original Essence
  • vegetable oil (for frying)


  1. Remove tenders from packaging and rinse.
  2. Add the mustard, mayo, dressing, onion, garlic powder and mix well.
  3. (You may add some cayenne, if you prefer).
  4. Allow the chicken to marinate for at least 20 minute I like to poke the tenders with a fork at this time to ensure thorough frying.
  5. In a large flat serving plate combine flour, bread crumbs, cheez-its, essence.
  6. Get your skillet ready by adding veg oil and set on high.
  7. Take each tender and take off excess marinade. (leaving some so your coating can stick) roll around in the cheez-it coating.
  8. Start frying. You want it to be nice and golden in color. After your second batch, you may want to turn down the stove slightly. You dont want a burnt coating.
  9. Note: I have tried baking them before---didnt have the same flavor at all.
  10. These are the only chicken tender, nugget, whatever--that my kids dont need to drench it in ketchup or BBQ sauce.
  11. I do serve it with a honey mustard sauce for those who desire.
  12. honey mustard sauce:.
  13. 2 tblsp honey.
  14. 1/4 cup spicy brown mustard.
  15. 2 tblsp mayo.

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