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April 13, 2011

Crunchy Onion Chicken Tenders

I noticed something. I cook a lot of chicken, despite my blog name. Hey, it's cheap and versatile. And these tenders are a good example of a cheap and simple, yet tasty, meal. I love to have different breading options for chicken tenders. Bread crumbs and panko and cornflakes are great options, but I had never thought of using french-fried onions. You know, the kind you use to top green bean casseroles? Yes, you know of them.

And you wanna know another great thing about this recipe? It only requires three ingredients! Yes, I said it. Chicken, eggs, and the star of the show... those french-fried onions. Quick, tasty, inexpensive AND not laborious.... that's my kinda meal! 

Crunchy Onion Chicken Tenders
slightful adapted from here
Beat eggs and place in a shallow dish. Place french-fried onions in a plastic bag and crush. Put crushed onions on a separate plate or shallow dish. 

Dip chicken strips into the eggs, and then in the french-fried onion crumbs. Place strips on a baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes. Serve with your sauce of choice.

Printable Recipe

sorry some weren't strips, more of giant nuggets

We served ours with some honey mustard - I literally just mixed mustard and honey together and served it as a dipping sauce. But if you have already-bottled honey mustard, by all means don't make this more complicated than it has to be! Barbeque dipping sauce would work deliciously here too. Pretty much any sauce that you would find at Wendy's or McDonald's for dipping... you can use here.

This is definitely a kid-friendly meal for all you mamas and daddies out there! Though I don't have any kids yet (sniff, sniff) sometimes feeding my man is like feeding a child lol! When it comes to kids, you can't go wrong with chicken tenders  :)

Peace, and bacon grease!


Melissa said...

Love your blog!!! Maybe one day I can feature one of your meals on my blogs. We are always looking for new recipes and such!

email me at If you have a quick tasty "healthy" meal we can feature on our site!!!! I am sure we can find a way to collab!

Gonna try some of your recipes will let you know how it goes for me lol


Unknown said...

Love chicken tenders and honey mustard is my condiment of choice too for some dipping action. yum!

Andrea the Kitchen Witch said...

the french fried onions are the best part of the casserole! I can imagine how divine they are on a chicken tender :) Love this idea!

Katie said...

French's fried onions are the best. I make a similar dish where I dip the chicken in dijon and then roll in the onions.

Desi said...

@ Ex FatGurl - You are too sweet! I would love to collab :) I will see what kind of healthy recipes I can whip up or find from my blog already! I'll be in touch!

@ Michael Toa - GOTTA have some dipping action! It seems kinda like a sin to eat chicken tenders without a sauce!

@ Andrea - I know, right?! I do get excited about any casserole with a crunchy topping :)

@ Katie - Oooh sounds yum! I will have to check out your recipe.

Unknown said...

Honestly, one of our favorite things to eat around here are chicken tenders with honey mustard or ranch :) I've made them with the fried onions too...they are so delicious!!

Desi said...

@ Jenn - mmm ranch! I love the homemade kind you can make from the Hidden Valley packets.

Unknown said...

Hello! What an easy, superb recipe. Thanks for sharing.

A Bitchin' Kitchen said...

Looks awesome! I've never made homemade chicken fingers, but they're definitely my weakness at restaurants!

- Maggie

Desi said...

@ Jennifurla - I love your name! Thanks for stopping by :)

@ A Bitchin Kitchen - Also love your name :) Homemade chicken tenders are better than the restaurants, as long as you get that nice crisp! Try it sometime :)

Courtney B said...

Ooo that sounds SO good! I'm always on the lookout for quick, easy, YUMMY recipes! Thanks for posting! :)
So happy I found your blog!

Desi said...

@ Courtney B - I'm so happy you are here too! Come back anytime and I hope you can find some useful recipes :)