Easy Baked Ranch Chicken Fingers

This is so easy and lacks real ingredient quantities, so I don’t know if I can really even call it a recipe!

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Time Required:  About 45 minutes

Yields:  5-6 servings

Ingredients:

  • About 2 pounds of chicken tenders
  • Ranch salad dressing (enough to coat the tenders)
  • Pregresso Italian bread crumbs (enough to coat the tenders)
  • Vegetable oil (enough to coat a cookie sheet)

Directions:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  • Wash the chicken and cut off any unwanted parts such as tendons
  • Put some ranch dressing in the bottom of a small bowl and coat the tenders in dressing

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  • Optional step:  Allow tenders to marinate in the dressing in the refridgerator
  • Grease a cookie sheet with vegetable oil
  • Put the bread crumbs in another small bowl and coat the tenders in bread crumbs
  • Place the breaded tenders on the greased cookie sheet

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  • Bake for 30 minutes or until the chicken is no longer pink when sliced through the thickest part

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Melt in your Mouth Chicken

So…  it turns out that I’m cooking a lot this week.  I found Melt in your Mouth Chicken on Pinterest.  It sounded good, so I made it.  I’m not overly salt sensitive, but I found the chicken to be extremely salty.  It was so salty that I found myself taking a drink after every bite.  I adjusted the recipe.  It now has a great flavor, and I’m not overwhelmed with salt.  It’s also super easy to make.

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Ingredients:

1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese

1 cup of plain Greek yogurt

1 teaspoon of garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon of seasoning salt

1/2 teaspoon of pepper

2 lbs of chicken tenders

 

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees
  2. Wash chicken tenders, trim any unwanted portions of chicken, place in bottom of baking dish
  3. Mix the remaining ingredients and spread on top of chicken
  4. Bake for 45 minutes

There is one oddity.  When the chicken comes out of the oven, you will find that it is sitting in quite a lot of water.  This has happened every time I have made the dish.  See the picture below.

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