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Baked Breaded Chicken Tenderloins

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  Chicken tenderloins 1 Pound
  Buttermilk 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Eggs 2
  Lemon juice 1 Tablespoon
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), minced
  Salt 3⁄4 Teaspoon
  Cayenne pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Italian bread crumbs 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Chopped pecans 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Black pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Cayenne pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Melted butter 3 Tablespoon

Marinade --

Whisk buttermilk, eggs, lemon juice, garlic, salt and cayenne pepper together. Add chicken tenderloins to the marinade, cover and refrigerate for several hours. This helps to tenderize the chicken and infuse the flavor of the other ingredients in the marinade.

After several hours, dredge in the following mixture.

Breading --

Mix the Italian bread crumbs, chopped pecans, black pepper, salt, and cayenne pepper together in a shallow bowl. Dredge the chicken tenderloins in the mixture and place on an aluminum foil lined baking pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Drizzle the melted butter on top. (Note: I used an aluminum foil that is called Reynold's Release that has a nonstick side. I lined the pan with the nonstick side up, and didn't spray the pan.)

Bake the tenderloins in a preheated 400° oven for 30 minutes. If you use whole chicken breasts, or nuggets, the cooking time will different. Just watch for the chicken to be cooked all the way through, with no pink in the middle. They will be crispy and crunchy on the outside.

Recipe Summary

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Main Dish
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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 296 Calories from Fat 165

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 19 g29.5%

Saturated Fat 5.4 g27.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 123.3 mg41.1%

Sodium 421.7 mg17.6%

Total Carbohydrates 11 g3.6%

Dietary Fiber 1.9 g7.7%

Sugars 1.4 g

Protein 22 g43.3%

Vitamin A 10.8% Vitamin C 3.5%

Calcium 3.6% Iron 6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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