Recipes for low carb chicken tenders are on almost every beginner low carb website on the net. They are amazingly simple to make, and no one would ever guess they are “diet food.” I’m including them here only because not many of my readers spend a lot of time at low carb diet boards.
At some point, every new low carber will start craving something breaded and fried. And even long-time low carbers sometimes miss an occasional junk food fix.
Here’s a legal solution!
Fresh or frozen chicken breast strips
1 beaten egg
dry grated parmesan cheese (the kind in the plastic jar)
Oil for frying
Cut chicken breast strips into bite sized pieces. Dip in beaten egg. Put 1/2 cup parmesan in a bag and drop chicken pieces into bag, shaking to coat, adding more cheese as needed.
Fry chicken tenders over medium heat. (High will burn the cheese.) Cook just till white, moist and tender inside. Drain on paper towels.
The cheese is pretty salty, so you might not need additional salt. If you do, sprinkle the salt over the tenders while they are draining on the paper towels.
You can use the tenders as a main dish for a simple meal, in salads, or just as a snack. I use spicy brown mustard with a little splenda stirred in to make a “honey mustard” dip.
The tenders are very portable and are easy to pack along for lunches or picnics.