Fruity Pebbles Crusted Chicken Tenders with Apricot Barbecue Sauce

Make your chicken tenders with fruity pebbles — yes fruity pebbles. You’ll have a crunchy, sweet, and savory...
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Make your chicken tenders with fruity pebbles — yes fruity pebbles. You’ll have a crunchy, sweet, and savory tender with an apricot barbecue sauce.

Ingredients

For the chicken tenders:

  • 1/4 Cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tablespoon water
  • 3/4 Cups panko-style bread crumbs
  • 1/4 Cup Fruity Pebbles cereal, ground
  • 1/4 Cup Parmigiaon-Reggiano cheese, grated
  • 1/4 Teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 1/2 Pound chicken breast tenders

For the apricot barbecue sauce:

  • 1/4 Cup apricot jam
  • 1/2 Cup barbecue sauce

Directions

For the chicken tenders:

Heat oven to 425 degrees F. Line cookie sheet with foil; spray with cooking spray. In shallow dish, combine flour, salt, and pepper.

In another shallow dish, beat egg and water.

In third shallow dish, mix bread crumbs, cereal, cheese, and cayenne pepper. Lightly season both sides of each chicken tender with salt, coat chicken with flour mixture; dip into egg mixture, then coat with bread crumb mixture. Place on cookie sheet.

Bake 15 to 20 minutes, turning once, until chicken is no longer pink in center and coating is golden brown.

For the apricot barbecue sauce:

In a small bowl, combine apricot jam and barbecue sauce. Serve chicken tenders with dipping sauce.

Fruit Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Fruit Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.