Sautéed Chicken Tenders

This is a great dish that everyone in the family will enjoy. When you can choose the healthy ingredients on your own, you will never need to consider packaged or carryout ‘chicken nuggets’ again.

Serving size

¼ recipe

Makes

4 servings

Prep time: 10min
Cook time: 20min
Total: 30min

Ingredients

12 ounces chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces

2 tablespoons and ¼ cup olive oil, divided

½ cup breadcrumbs

¼ teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground

Pinch salt (optional, not included in nutrient analysis)

Nutrition Info

Makes: 4 servings  Serving size: ¼ recipe

Calories

380

Fat

25 g

Saturated Fat

4 g

Trans Fat

0 g

Cholesterol

72 mg

Carbohydrate

19 g

Sugar

1 g

Fiber

<1 g

Protein

28 g

Sodium

164 mg

Calcium

38 mg

Phosphorus

206 mg

Potassium

239 mg

Instructions

  1. Place the chicken pieces in a mixing bowl.
  2. Add the 2 tablespoons olive oil.
  3. Add the breadcrumbs, pepper and salt (if using) to the bowl. Mix well to coat the chicken pieces.
  4. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add the remaining ¼ cup olive oil.
  5. Sauté the chicken in the hot oil in batches; do not crowd the chicken pieces so they can become evenly crispy and browned.
  6. Serve with vegetable and grain side dishes.
Recipe Contributed by FamilyCook Productions

Cut the chicken pieces so they are about 2 inches long and rather uneven. When coated and sautéed they will look more appetizing and natural than if you cut them into precise cubes.