If you want to prepare a quick meal, chicken tenders should be your protein of choice. Not only they are true to their name “tender” but also, their small size help to absorb seasonings and cook faster. Accompany the tenders with a vegetable, rice or pasta and you are good to go.
Approximate Prep and Cooking Time: 35 minutes
Approximate Cost: $ 7.75 or $3.88 per serving
Difficulty Level: X Easy
6 chicken tenders ($4.25)
1 tbsp. Lemon pepper (.30)
1 ½ tbsp. Angie’s Basting oil see my link below (.60)
1 large onion chopped (.45)
5 garlic cloves, chopped (.30)
½ roasted red pimento pepper (.35)
1 cup Pasta Medley ($1.50)
Start by cooking the Pasta Medley according to the bag directions.
Meantime, clean, cut and season the tenders with 1 tbsp. Lemon Pepper and 1 tbsp. of basting oil. Refrigerate.
Shortly before the Pasta Medley is done (30 minutes) Sauté the chopped garlic and onion in a skillet adding ½ tbsp. of basting oil if needed.
When translucent, add the chicken tenders until golden brown. Garnish with roasted red pimentos. Done!
Note: I purchased the Pasta Medley at The World Market. Is a mix of Wild rice, split peas, orzo, quinoa and couscous.
Angie’s Basting Oil: www.angieslifehacks.com/cuisine/the-flavor-series-recipe-2-angies-basting-olive-oil
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