Cheddar and Bacon Bits Chicken Tenders

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Submitted by Mike G and his daughter Hannah

Ingredients: 1 egg ½ cup Panko Breadcrumbs ½ cup finely shredded cheddar cheese 1 (3 oz) package cooked real bacon bits 1 (14 oz) package uncooked chicken tenders (not breaded) Ranch dressing (for serving)

Cooking Instructions

 

Step 1: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a large cookie sheet with aluminum foil. Spray the lined cookie sheet with cooking spray.

Step 2: In a shallow bowl beat the egg. In another shallow bowl or a pie plate, combine bread crumbs, cheddar cheese, and bacon bits. Dip the chicken tenders first in the egg mixture, then roll in the breadcrumb mixture until evenly coated. Place onto the baking sheet. Repeat until all of the chicken strips are coated.

Step 3: Place into the oven and bake at 400 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes, turning once, until the chicken is fully cooked (the internal temperature has reached 165 degrees) and the breadcrumbs are golden brown. Serve with Ranch dressing. (Makes 4 Servings)

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