Pecan-Crusted Chicken Tenders With Yogurt Dill Dip
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Serves: 4
 
Don't be afraid to make a double or triple batch for your week- these pecan crusted chicken tenders with yogurt dill sauce go fast!
Ingredients
  • ½ cup pecans
  • ⅓ cup whole-wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons dry mustard
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 pound chicken tenders, larger pieces cut in half lengthwise
  • For dip:
  • ¼ cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup light mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon dried dill
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch freshly ground black pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 475 degrees and line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
  2. Whir pecans, flour, paprika, dry mustard, garlic and onion powder, salt, and pepper in a food processor until pecans are ground to a powder, about 30 seconds.
  3. Drizzle in the oil with the motor running, blending completely. Transfer mixture to a shallow dish and stir in the panko bread crumbs.
  4. Beat egg in a second shallow dish and add chicken tenders, coating them completely. Transfer each tender to the breading, turning to coat evenly. Arrange chicken on the prepared pan.
  5. Bake until golden brown and nearly firm, 8-10 minutes.
  6. Stir all dip ingredients together in a small bowl.
  7. Serve and eat immediately.
Recipe by The Motherload at http://momadvice.com/blog/2013/04/pecan-crusted-chicken-tenders-with-yogurt-dill-dip