Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Special-K Chicken Tenders

Happy Wednesday! I hope you all are having a great week. I'm finally back to teaching all of my fitness classes and I couldn't be happier. Tearing your Plantar Fascia is no joke.

Not even exaggerating, this thing has saved my life!


Do you guys ever get bored with plain ol' baked chicken breasts? Yeah, me too! These Special-K Chicken Tenders are definitely not boring. They are full of flavor and the texture is perfect-- they have a nice crunch! They're perfect for a weeknight dinner or any night that you're looking for a quick and easy recipe.

Special-K Chicken Tenders
Serves 4-6


2 cups crushed Original Special- K cereal
1/4 teaspoon of each: black pepper, salt, cayenne pepper, and paprika
1 to 1 1/2 pounds chicken breasts, cut into strips
2 eggs, beaten
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard


Preheat the oven to 375* F and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.

In a small bowl, combine cereal crumbs with the spices. In a separate small bowl, beat the eggs and mustard until well combined. 

Coat the chicken into the egg mixture, then coat in the cereal mixture. Lay chicken strip onto baking sheet and repeat the process with the remaining chicken strips.

Cook for 15-20 minutes, depending on how thick your chicken strips are. Chicken is done when the internal temperature reaches 165*F. 

What's your go-to chicken recipe? 

Chicken is my main source of protein, so I'd love to hear your ideas.


  1. One of my favorite chicken recipes is from the slow cooker cookbook called Make it Fast Cook it Slow by Stephanie O'Dea. It's Parmesan chicken and is very easy and yummy!

  2. This recipe looks great! It looks like a great healthy alternative to chicken nuggets (which sometimes is my go-to meal when I've had a long day) I think my kids would like this so I'm pinning this and hoping to try it next week!
    By the way--my hubby had Plantar Fasciitis and it's horrible! I can't imagine how painful it would be to tear it! Glad to hear you're feeling better!

  3. This looks delicious! My mom sometimes crushes Rice Krispie cereal and coats chicken with that. I bet this is similar and even a healthier version. Thanks again for linking with Simple Supper. Hope to see you again next week!


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