I mostly cook healthy dinners, but I’ve mentioned before my kids favorite thing that I make is chicken tenders. I have baked them, put a bread crumb coating, pretzel coating, etc… The other day when I was driving in the car, I told my oldest son Paul, who is 12, that I had a dream I made beer battered chicken tenders. He immediately said, “Why don’t you make your dreams come true?” I laughed so hard at that. So, last night, I did make my dreams come true and made beer battered chicken tenders. This is what you will need:
- 2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp. black pepper
- 1 can Miller Lite (or any other favorite beer)
In a large bowl, mix the batter together and add the cut up chicken. I used a large skillet and fill it about 2 inches deep, not enough to submerge the tenders but enough so that it covers about 1/2 way up. I heat the canola oil in the skillet for about 5 minutes, so that as soon as you put the chicken in, it starts to sizzle. This next part is super important. You only need to cook these 3 minutes per side. If you cook it longer, the tenders will be tough and the chicken will be over cooked. They should be a nice golden brown color on each side. There is no need to add any extra oil to the pan, just keep adding more chicken tenders. You can keep the other tenders warm in the oven on a cookie sheet at about 200 degrees. So, this is definitely worth it if you want to splurge once in a while. My whole family was happy!