The stomachs of football fans everywhere are getting ready to rumble – it’s almost Super Bowl Sunday. Whether you are rooting for the Philadelphia Eagles or the New England Patriots, or just tuned in for the commercials, GOOD FINGER FOOD is one thing we can all agree on. My recipe for Jalapeno Cheddar Chicken Tenders with Ranch Dip is a favorite at all gridiron gatherings – and is likely to be gone sometime between kick off and half time. Good reason to make a double batch!
Read on to get the yummy details and full recipe (that I originally created for Litehouse Foods):
Chicken WINGs seem to be a party thing with most guys, but I personally don’t like the resulting sticky fingers all over my house, nor do I care one bit for the little bones, fried skin and fat. These much neater (and less napkin hogging) baked chicken tenders are ready in just 30 minutes, prep to plate, and make a fit and fresh alternative to wings at any shindig.Juicy strips of chicken breast are crusted with a combo of crushed cheese crackers and crispy jalapenos and baked until golden brown and ready for a crunchy munch down. And, duh, you KNOW herby Homestyle Ranch Dressing (like my favorite fresh-from-the-produce-department brand, Litehouse Foods) makes a creamy, cooling condiment.
Here’s a tip – if you can’t find the crispy jalapenos (I used the ones packaged up and sold as “salad toppers”) or you don’t want hot spice in your chicken (dang those kids), then you can substitute those crispy onions that grandmas’ everywhere put on green bean casseroles.
My Turmeric Almond Chicken Tenders also make good football grub, especially if you have guests who follow gluten-free and/or Paleo diets.
Also, don’t miss my recent post – Best Healthy Beef Recipes for Game Day! I’m talking chili, meatballs, nachos and more!
Are you on Team Wing or Team Tender? What do you plan to munch on during the Big Game? Please share in the comments — XOXO, Jennifer