The 85th recipe I made with the Eating with Ellie group is Almond-Crusted Chicken Tenders With Apricot-Mustard Dipping Sauce, and can be found in Ellie Krieger's book You Have It Made, on page 176. The theme for the week was chosen by Peggy: Barnyard Fun.
Fried chicken is something I never make here at the house. I don't like the mess it makes and I don't think we need to be making a whole lot of fried food here, especially now that Mark is trying to nix that out of his diet completely. When I saw this recipe for a baked chicken tender that sorta kinda maybe looked like a piece of fried chicken, it caught my attention and this week seemed to be a good time to give it a go. It's very good. Does it taste exactly like the Colonel's recipe with that drippy oozy moist chicken and breading, well, no, it does not, but it is still very good. It makes you feel like you ate a piece of fried chicken and takes away the craving you might be having for fried chicken so I'm counting this a rounding success. The dipping sauce was very nice and easy to make, so a little of that did make me feel like I was having a special treat. Definitely a repeat.