Do your kids love chicken tenders and chicken cutlets as much as mine do? Well, if you have a gluten-free member of your family, you can make one simple substitute and those wheat-filled breaded tenders become a meal everyone in the family can enjoy. Here’s my favorite gluten-free chicken tenders recipe.
- 16-20 Boneless Chicken Tenders (estimate 3-4 tenders per person)
- 1-cup Rice Crispies cereal (finely crushed)
- 1-cup Grated Parmesan Cheese (in a carton)
- 1/2 cup Freshly grated Parmesan Cheese (from a fresh block of cheese)
- 2 tbsps Parsley (fresh or dried)
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 1 tsp garlic salt
- 4 eggs
- 1/4 cup milk
- coconut oil or vegetable oil
Place a large frying pan on the stove (I prefer a stainless steel pan). Coat the bottom of the pan with about 1/4 to 1/2 inch of the oil (either coconut oil or vegetable oil). Warm the oil on medium (#5-#6 on my electric stove).
In a large bowl, mix together the eggs, milk, and black pepper. In a separate bowl, mix together Rice Crispies cereal, grated parmesan cheese, freshly grated parmesan cheese, parsley, and garlic salt.
Working with just 3-4 pieces of chicken at a time, press the chicken in the dry ingredient cereal mixture. Then dip the chicken into the egg mixture. Then coat the chicken in the rice cereal mixture a second time, patting the dried ingredients onto chicken so it’s fully coated. Set aside and repeat with the remaining chicken.
Place about 6-8 pieces of chicken in the heated pan. Allow to cook for about 5-7 minutes or until you see that the sides of chicken are turning white and the chicken is turning nicely brown on the bottom. Flip the chicken over and cook for about another 5 minutes.
Note: You will know that the chicken is ready to flip when they easily slide around the pan. If the chicken is sticking to the bottom, it needs another minute.
Remove the chicken from the pan and place on a glass plate lined with paper towels to absorb any excess oil.
Enjoy your gluten-free chicken tenders with a Lemon Parsley Rice, a salad, or your favorite vegetables.
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