Tuesday, May 24, 2011

What's for Lunch? Homemade Chicken Tenders and Coleslaw

I've noticed I've been cooking a lot of chicken lately. Has anyone noticed how high the price of beef is these days? My weekly grocery bills have skyrocketed.  It seems I'm spending the same, but coming home with less. Anyway, this is very simple to make. With two chicken breasts you can make lunch for four.

2 chicken breasts
salt / pepper / onion powder / garlic powder
lime juice

all purpose flour
1 egg
seasoned bread crumbs

oil for frying

Place your chicken breast on a cutting board and cover with plastic wrap. Pound with a mallet to flatten. Repeat with the second chicken breast. Cut into thick slices. Season with salt / pepper / onion powder / garlic powder and splash of lime juice. Refrigerate for one hour.

Using three bowls pour flour into one, beat an egg into another (add a little water), and pour bread crumbs into the third. Coat your chicken pieces in flour, pass them through the egg wash and give them a final coating with the bread crumbs.

Heat a skillet with about 3/4 inch of oil and drop your chicken pieces in one by one.  (Do not put too many in at once). Fry til golden brown. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce.

I also made the coleslaw.... 1/4 head of cabbage chopped, 1 carrot grated and store-bought slaw dressing. Easy.


  1. I agree, our grocery bill last week was very high. and you know what? I also made chicken tenders for hubby and Beli (as I don't eat chicken) on Saturday! I made one batch with italian flavored bread crumbs and I ran out so I used corn flakes! hubby said he really liked the crunchiness of the cereal.

  2. That's a good idea Elisa! I try to be creative when I run out of items, but I never thought of using corn flakes!

  3. That looks real good Ivonne and i'm sure it tasted awesome too :)