Mertzie's Cajun Style Crispy Tender Tenders

Michelle Koletar/Mertz

By
@Mertzie

I am not great at frying chicken, but my son asked me to make him a cajun chicken dinner. I wrote up this recipe over the weekend & kept my fingers crossed. Made it tonight, and he just loved them. You could alter the seasoning to your preference. The chicken was so nice & juicy & the breading was nice & crisp.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
4
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
25 Min

Ingredients

3-4
chicken breasts, flattened & tenderized (or use chicken tenders)

FOR COATING:

1/2
cup mayo (i like hellman's only)
2 tsp
cajun seasoning
mix of dill weed; parsley; basil; celery seed; onion powder; garlic powder;

FOR BREADING:

1/4
cup bisquick
3/4
cup panko
salt & pepper

Step-By-Step

1I soaked the chicken breasts in milk overnight. I also mixed the mayo & seasoning mix overnight so the seasonings blended well.
2Preheat oven to 425. Make sure the chicken is cut in slices to your liking (I sliced them like chicken fingers to eat with your fingers). Heat the baking sheet in the oven as you're prepping the chicken.
3Smother the chicken pieces with the mayo mix until nicely coated. Then in a separate bowl, coat each piece with the panko & bisquick mix. Lay parchment paper on the baking sheet & then lay on the chicken, careful not to overcrowd.
4I sprayed the chicken tops with a little cooking spray & added more Cajun seasoning & a little Paprika for nice color.
5Should be about 20 minutes until they are fully cooked, depending on their size.
6Enjoy! We served w/ BBQ & other sauces, sweet potato fries, baked beans & cole slaw. (And Sweet Tea). :)

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids