For a few brief, shining moments last night, I thought I’d found a new recipe all four of us would eat. As you may know, this is a pretty big deal because there are maybe a half-dozen dinners we’ll all eat. And it was so easy!
I took a cup of Italian bread crumbs. Like these:
And mixed the bread crumbs with 2 tablespoons of grated parmesan. Like this:
Then I took a package of chicken tenders and moved on to my favorite part, which is smooshing them with the kitchen mallet. Not quite as stress-busting as smashing up a package of Ramen noodles because you don’t want chicken mush, but satisfying nonetheless.
Ran the tenders through some vegetable oil and then through the crumbs/parmesan mix, slapped them on a greased cookie sheet and baked them at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Voila!
They were so tender. And so flavorful. And, more importantly, my sons devoured this chicken. Nom nom nom… I was practically doing the happy dance in my seat because it was a recipe win!
Then I noticed my husband surreptitiously trying to scrape the breading off his chicken. Dammit. I was so close.