Saturday, February 25, 2012

Ancho Chili Pepper Chicken Tenders

Ancho Chili Pepper Chicken Tenders

1 pound chicken tenders
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup flour
1 large egg, beaten
1 tbsp water
1 cup Panko bread crumbs
1 1/2 tsp ground Ancho chili pepper
1/4 tsp paprika
salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Let chicken tenders sit in a buttermilk bath for 20 minutes.  Lay out 3 bowls for dipping.  In the first, put in the 1/2 cup of flour.  In the second, mix together egg and water.  In the third, blend Panko bread crumbs, Ancho chili pepper, paprika, salt and pepper.

Dip chicken in flour, then in egg mixture and last in the Panko crumbs making sure it's evenly coated in each bowl.

Bake at 350°F for 45 minutes