Ranch Chicken Tenders

We eat a lot of chicken in these here neck of the woods while we try and eat healthy and low carb. I tried to make a new version of one recipe we tried while at a meeting in Destin and finding these Ranch Wings (of all places) at Winn Dixie Wing Bar (man do they have some good wings!).

These were great! We both liked these and with the leftovers we are slicing and putting on our salad for supper tonight. And they couldn’t be easier. So bake these up tonight and see how your family (especially the kiddos) like these. After all, with Ranch Dressing Mix who wouldn’t like them??

**Note: I poured out about 3/4 of my coating into a bowl and saved the rest to use on some wings I will be making for supper for another meal. I will keep the remainder in the refrigerator since I used the finely grated parmesan cheese you get in the package in the deli section where all the other grated cheeses are)

Ranch Chicken Tenders
1 pkg chicken tenders (my pack had 8 tenders in it) (you could use chicken breasts if you want but personally I think you get more of the flavor with the tenders
1 stick butter, melted
1 packet Ranch dressing mix
1 cup plain bread crumbs (you could also use crushed cracker crumbs, or crushed corn flakes, or panko bread crumbs-crushed ranch flavored doritos may be just the ticket if you have kiddos!)
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese (I used the finely grated parmesan cheese in the package)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. I lined a pan with foil and sprayed it with pam spray but you could skip the lining the pan thing and just spray the pan.
Combine the Ranch dressing mix, bread crumbs (or whatever you choose to use to coat) and parmesan cheese in a plastic bag. I then put about 3/4 of the mix in a bowl and coated this way in case it didn’t take all of it, which for the tenders, it didn’t.
Put the melted butter in a shallow bowl. Dip the tenders in the butter, then in the coating, and place on the prepared pan. When all tenders are coated, if you have a bit of the coating left in your bowl, sprinkle it on top of the tenders for a little extra crust.
bake for about 35-30 minutes or until they are done- this will determine on how thick your tenders are and your oven. Mine were done in about 25 minutes. You want the crust crispy also. Let cool on pan for a couple of minutes. Enjoy!

I bet these would be good with some homemade ranch dressing for dipping. Give them a try and see how you like these. Have a fun weekend!


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