Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Chicken Tenders and Sweet Potato Fries

photo by sara tady ©
The other night I got home and we didn't have much of anything for dinner.  I wasn't feeling that creative so I stuck to the basics.  Should I also mention I've been on a serious junk food kick lately?  Oh well, here's a grown up version of a Happy Meal :)

2 Chicken Breasts
2 Sweet Potatoes
1 egg
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1 tbsp dijon mustard (optional)
dipping sauces (optional)

1) preheat oven to 400 degrees
2) chop sweet potatoes length-wise into about half inch thick "fries"
3) place on a baking sheet, drizzle extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper OR brown sugar if you like them sweet
4) pop these into the oven to get them going
5) get 3 bowls. into each bowl goes the flour, bread crumbs and egg + dijon, separately 
6) cut the chicken breasts into 1-1/2 thick strips, season with salt and pepper 
7) here goes the breading. dip strips into the egg batter, then into the flour, then back into the egg again, then into the bread crumbs.  got it? egg, flour, egg, bread crumbs :)
8) place tenders on a baking sheet (I pulled the fries out, gave them a good toss and placed the chicken on the same baking sheet)
9) pop everything into the oven for about 20 minutes until golden

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1 comment:

  1. This looks So good, and actually easy too. Jim is obsessed with sweet potato fries so I think he will be super excited!