Quinoa Encrusted Chicken Tenders

by Todd Leonard CEC on January 13, 2014
Todd Leonard CEC
Overall Rating: 5/5 | Kids Rating: 0/5


These kid-friendly tenders provide extra nutrition with a tasty quinoa breading.

Serves: 12

Prep Time: 15 min

Cook Time: 80 min

Total Time: 95 min

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80 min
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  1. Rinse quinoa in a chinois or fine strainer until water runs clear.
  2. Bring water and bouillon to a boil. Stir in quinoa and reduce to a simmer; cover and cook for 25–30 minutes. Remove from heat and strain well. Add all other dry ingredients and mix well.
  3. Spread breading on a sheet pan and bake at 325 F until completely dry (about 35 minutes), stirring every 5 minutes with a spatula. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
  4. Pulse breading a few times in a food processor to break down quinoa to a medium grind.
  5. Mix eggs and milk together. Lightly coat each chicken breast with the egg wash and then dip into breading and press breading onto chicken.
  6. Place chicken on greased baking sheet and bake for 10–15 minutes at 400 F or until thermometer reads 165 F.