Kid-Friendly President’s Day Supper – Chicken Tenders

PRESIDENTS DAYThis year, President’s Day follows on the heels of Valentine’s Day, making for a long romantic weekend. For those California ski enthusiasts, hitting the slopes is probably in the game plan since the Sierras finally have some white stuff. Unless you are stuck in traffic, you might want to make something simple, all-American to honor Abe and George.

Herb BiscuitsFor Abe, it was a simple choice – Honest Abe’s Herb Delights – Savory Dinner Rolls in honor of our country’s 16th President who was partial to Biscuits. As for George – sorry guy, but I’m going for easy, with an American flavor here. If you really want to honor Mr. Washington, pick up a store-bought Cherry Pie on your way home from the slopes.

What could be easier than Chicken Tenders? Kids love ’em, they are super easy to make and go well with Mr. Lincoln’s Savory Rolls. Who could ask for more? Serve this up with a toss salad or some buttery corn and call it a night. These days, I’m all about simple – so long as I don’t need to skimp on flavor.

Chicken Tenders with Dipping Sauce
Ingredients – Chicken Tenders
3-4 Boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut in 1-inch strips
½ Cup Butter
1 Cup Bread Crumbs seasoned with:
1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
1 Teaspoon Poultry Seasoning
1 Teaspoon Onion Powder
½ Teaspoon Dill Weed
Cooking Spray

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Cover baking sheet with foil. Pour olive oil onto foil-lined baking sheet to lightly coat entire surface.

Cut chicken breasts into strips, set aside.

Combine bread crumbs and seasonings in a pie pan. Melt butter in another pie pan.

Dip chicken strips into butter, then roll in breadcrumb mixture to coat.

Place the chicken on a baking sheet and lightly spray cooking spray over chicken. Pop chicken in the oven and bake 25-30 minutes or until golden and chicken is cooked through.

Ingredients – Dipping Sauces
1 Cup Barbecue Sauce
1 Cup Honey Mustard

Place dipping sauces into small bowls. Arrange chicken tenders around dipping sauces and serve.

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Tip: If serving with Honest Abe’s Biscuits; have those ready to go before starting chicken. Pop chicken in the oven about 5 minutes before cooking biscuits and you should be good to go. Toss a salad (if serving) while everything bakes in the oven.

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If you are looking for something more substantial menu to honor President’s Day and gather the family around the supper table, try my President’s Day Supper – with a Boston Cream Pie, Country Ham, Sweet Potatoes, Peas and Herb Biscuits.

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