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~ Love Me Tender(s): Chicken Tenders -- in Review ~

IMG_0132I rarely write a retrospective blog post, but in the case of the three Asian-Style chicken tender recipes I posted this past week, along with the three marvelous dipping sauce recipes that were generated from them, I am proudly making an exception.  If you are a lover of real-deal chicken tenders (Is there anyone who doesn't love chicken tenders?), this week in Melanie's Kitchen and on Kitchen Encounters have been a lot of crunch-a-licious fun!  Just ask Joe!!!

Here's a quick recap of my 'Love me Tender' recipes:

IMG_9493January 9th:  While Joe and I were sitting in a pub snacking on a basket of chicken tenders and fries, I had the idea that it would be fun to post a few of my 'tender' recipes on KE.  It took two beers to decide on 3 recipes and all were Asian-style, plus, I decided on a dipping sauce for each one too.  In short, all of the recipes and the sauces could be used interchangeably or served together at one awesome party!

IMG_9437Next, we drove across the street and picked up a 6-pound package of chicken tenderloins ($12.00), which would be enough to prepare all three recipes.  Because only real-deal chicken tenderloins will do:  I suggest you read ~ Love Me Tender(s):  Is there a diffence between a boneless chicken finger and a chicken tender?  Yes! ~, which you can do by clicking on the link below!

IMG_9757January 11th:  ~ Love Me Tenders(s), Asian-Style, Recipe #1:  Panko-Crusted Chicken Tenders w/Gingery-y 'Duck' Sauce ~, started our party!

6a0120a8551282970b0154383e5645970c-320wi"Panko" is Japanese for bread crumbs. They give new meaning to the word crunchy, and, they absorb less fat and more flavor than ordinary bread crumbs!

IMG_9924January 13th:  ~ Love Me Tender(s), Asian-Style, Recipe #2, Peanut-Crusted Chicken Tenders w/Coconut-Peanut Sauce ~!

51zS3MyaKdL._AA160_In this recipe, Mr. Peanut joins the party and takes center stage.  The only thing more crunch-a-licious than a panko crusted chicken tender is panko & peanut crusted chicken tender!

IMG_0116January 15th:  Last, but not least, it doesn't get any more Asian than ~ Love Me Tender(s), Asian-Style, Recipe #3:  Crunchy Coconut-Chicken Tenders w/Sweet Red Chili Sauce ~!  

51HDG9XKgML._AA160_Talk about a crunch-a-licious threesome. The only thing that competes with panko and peanuts for a crispy 'tender' coating is golden brown, fried coconut!


What tender with what sauce will become your favorite???

IMG_0130"We are all in this food world together." ~ Melanie Preschutti

(Recipes, Commentary and Photos courtesy of Melanie's Kitchen/Copyright 2013)


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