Chicken and Stuffing Tenders

Chicken and Stuffing Tenders...chicken tenders coated in Stuffing crumbs and lightly fried to perfection! Two favorites in one bite!
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These Chicken and Stuffing Tenders are a fun spin on a chicken tender! The chicken is coated in stuffing mix, so you can have your two favorites in one place!

So school starts this week for us. I know lots of you guys have been back in the routine for a few weeks already…

I kind of envy you.

The first few days back are the worst. I know it sounds sappy, but I do miss my kids when they go off on that first day.

All the thoughts of another summer in the books makes me want to freeze time. Bah.

BUT I will tell you that I am happy summer is behind us because lawdy mercy I am flat broke.

Keeping kids all busy and stuff requires doing things and going places. And I know there is a whole free “stay-cation” world out there at my fingertips, but I am lazy and feel oppressed by Pinterest moms.

Which causes me to rebel and throw money at the issue.

 

And easy, I’m not talking millions people, but heck, fro-yo ain’t free.

Anyhow, my heart is sad, my wallet is happy.

 

Which brings me to this recipe. School starting means busy nights, and packed afternoons. So easy meals aren’t an option in my house…they are a necessity!

And these quick and fun Chicken and Stuffing Tenders do the trick.

They’re chicken breasts coated in stuffing crumbs..and you can pan fry them or bake them…up to you!

Chicken and Stuffing Tenders...chicken tenders coated in Stuffing crumbs and lightly fried to perfection! Two favorites in one bite!

I grabbed a tub of Stove Top. My kids are obsessed with it. I know I should be ashamed.

Anyhow, I pulsed the dry stuffing in the blender until the were fine crumbs…

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See?

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Also, FYI, I doubled the recipe…that’s why there is a mountain of chicken. My kids love chicken tenders leftover, so I like to make a bunch and have them ready the next day for lunch!

Breading the chicken tenders

Again, I pan fried mine.., I like how perfectly crispy they get this way, but you can EASILY bake these guys.

Frying the chicken tenders

Serve them with a side of Mac and Cheese and some peas and you’re good to go!

Chicken and Stuffing Tenders

They’re crunchy, seasoned perfectly and will for sure be a hit in your house!

 

Chicken and Stuffing Tenders
 
Ingredients
  • 1½ pounds boneless chicken breasts, cut into strips
  • 2 eggs
  • 6 oz seasoned stuffing mix
  • oil for frying
Instructions
  1. Trim fat from chicken breasts and slice into strips.
  2. Beat 2 eggs in a shallow bowl, set aside.
  3. In blender or food processor pulse stuffing mix until it's a fine crumb and transfer crumbs to a shallow bowl or plate.
  4. Coat each chicken strip in the egg and then with the stuffing crumbs. Repeat until all chicken is coated.
  5. Fill skillet with oil about ½ inch deep. Heat oil over medium until it begins to ripple or until bubbles form immediately on the back of a wooden spoon inserted into the oil.
  6. Fry for 4 minutes on each side.
  7. Alternately if you would prefer to bake the chicken, bake at 425° on a foil lined baking sheet, sprayed with cooking spray for 15-20 minutes.

 

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Guest
September 2, 2014 8:16 pm

Stove Top stuffing is my WEAKNESS! I can’t wait to make this!

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Wow, this is so smart! Love it!

Guest
September 2, 2014 9:50 pm

I sent my first off to kindergarten today, and while I’m not a stay at home mom (so us parting wasn’t as monumental), it was exciting to see. These tenders look delicious, will be giving them a try for sure. Like a kids version of thanksgiving dinner!

Guest
September 2, 2014 11:04 pm

This is brilliant! I love everything about it!

Guest
September 3, 2014 12:15 am

Man, I want this for dinner! It’s pretty brilliant to bread chicken tenders in Stovetop. Love it!

Guest
September 3, 2014 11:13 am

LOVE these savory recipes from you!! Love the chicken and stuffing combo, so fun!! :)

Guest
September 3, 2014 11:40 am

genius idea! and I hear ya on the whole summer = broke status thing. Kiddos are pricey little buggers aren’t they

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Tina Hoffman
September 3, 2014 2:52 pm

Looks like a good one for my kiddo to try. :)

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September 3, 2014 6:16 pm

Loooove this! Great weeknight dinner idea!!

Guest
September 3, 2014 8:04 pm

This looks yummy!

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September 3, 2014 9:34 pm

You have THE BEST chicken tender recipes! Love this!!!

Guest
September 4, 2014 9:13 am

The coating of these chicken and stuffing tenders are just so delicious!

Guest
September 4, 2014 12:17 pm

We love Stove Top Stuffing around here. But what an awesome idea to crush it into bread crumbs! Love it!

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Julie
September 4, 2014 10:48 pm

This is so good! I do pork chops with stuffing and they’re amazing. I dredge in flour, then egg, then stuffing crumbs. Bak at 425 F for about 20 minutes as recommended here. So juicy and crispy! I’ve also wrapped the chops with a slice of Provolone cheese and a slide of pancetta before dredging in the flour. It really adds something nice to a quick dinner.

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Jen
February 1, 2015 3:27 pm

Came across this recipe and im excited. I used my magic bullet on the stuffing, I got the chicken cut into strips and got them in the oven right now. Can’t wait for these to finish baking. (stovetop is great because it’s seasoned already. I use it in my meatloaf instead of bread or crumbs)

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Sally
February 7, 2015 12:26 pm

What oil do you prefer for frying chicken tenders?

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