Chicken Tenders (Chicken Schnitzel)

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chicken tenders

Chicken tenders are pounded thin, coated, and fried in olive oil. Pounding them thin makes them extra crispy, and frying in olive oil makes them extra delicious!

Makes 8 chicken tenders

Total time: 30 minutes
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes

1 pound raw chicken tenders
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 cup whole-wheat flour
3/4 cup plain breadcrumbs
1/4 cup raw sesame seeds (optional)
1/4 cup olive oil for frying

1.Pound chicken tenders thin, using a meat pounder.

2. Beat eggs with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Place egg mixture in a shallow bowl. Place flour in another shallow bowl, and bread crumbs, mixed with sesame seeds, in a third bowl.

3. Coat each piece in flour, then dip into the egg mixture, shaking excess off, and finally dredge in the bread crumbs mixture.

4. Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a large skillet over medium heat, about 4 minutes.

5. Place half the tenders in the hot oil and fry about 3 minutes per side, until golden brown. Place on paper towels to drain.

6. Carefully wipe the skillet using paper towels, add the remainder of the oil, and fry the second batch. Or you can use two skillets and cut the frying time in half.

Nutrition per tender
Calories 224.8
Total Fat 12.6 g
Saturated Fat 2.3 g
Monounsaturated Fat 7.0 g
Sodium 384.0 mg
Total Carbohydrate 11.4 g
Dietary Fiber 1.5 g
Sugars 0.8 g
Protein 16.1 g
Weight Watchers Points Plus: 6 points