101 Cooking For Two - Everyday Recipes for Two: Grilled Chicken Tenders

Friday, May 31, 2013

Grilled Chicken Tenders

Great Grilled Chicken Tenders  from 101 Cooking For Two
An extremely easy moist and tender fingers... For the kids or the kid in you.

Do you have one of "those" kids? You know, the one who won't eat what you cook and you end up doing something separate and almost always unhealthy. This is the solution. Minimal work, time and guaranteed to calm that 3 year old dinner monster. You have steak, they have healthy chicken tenders.

Start with chicken tenders, wash, dry and trim. Coat with a little olive oil. Then some salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste. Put over medium heat for 4-5 minutes flip once and your done in another 4-5 minutes. Make that about 12 minutes.  Give them a little sauce to dip like some ranch dressing or BBQ and they will be in kiddy heaven.

Rating
A 4 for adult but a 5 for little ones.

Notes: Lots of dipping sauces are out there. Most require more work then the grill. You can also season with a rub or spice of your choice. If you have a good one, put it in the comments. To make BBQ tenders, brush with sauce the last 2-3 minutes of cooking.

Preheat grill to surface temperature of about 450 which is medium high on most gas grills and medium on a hot gas grill. Clean and oil the grill surface well.
Wash, pat dry 6 (or as many as you need) chicken tenders.
Trim the tendon as much as is easy.
In a mixing bowl, mix tenders with 1 T olive oil and 3/4 tsp of 7:2:2 (or 1/2 t of kosher salt, 1/4 tsp pepper and 1/4 t granular garlic powder).
Place over direct heat. Grill until the chicken turns from a pink color to white along the edge (about 5 minutes). You will see the white moving up the sides. Flip and grill another approximate 4-5 minutes until internal temperature is 165 degrees. Time will vary with size and thickness of the tender and your exact grill temperature.
Tasty grilled chicken fingers
 Dip away...



Grilled Chicken Tenders


An extremely easy moist and tender fingers. For the kids or the kid in you. For all the kids or the kid in you.Start with chicken tenders, wash, dry and trim. Coat with a little olive oil. Then some salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste. Put over medium heat for 4-5 minutes flip once and your done in another 4-5 minutes. Make that about 12 minutes. You have steak, they have healthy chicken tenders. Give them a little sauce to dip like some ranch dressing or BBQ and they will be in kiddy heaven.
Ingredients
  • 6 (or as many as needed) chicken tenders
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 3/4 t 7:2:1 or 7:2:2 seasoning ( kosher salt/pepper/granular garlic))
Instructions
1) Preheat grill to surface temperature of about 450 which is medium high on most gas grills and medium on a hot gas grill. Clean and oil the grill surface well.2) Wash, pat dry 6 (or as many as you need) chicken tenders. Trim the tendon as much as is easy.3) In a mixing bowl, mix tenders with 1 T olive oil and 3/4 tsp of 7:2:2 (or 1/2 t of kosher salt, 1/4 tsp pepper and 1/4 t granular garlic powder). Or season any way you want.4) Place over direct heat. Grill until the chicken turns from a pink color to white along the edge (about 5 minutes). You will see the white moving up the sides. Flip and grill another approximate 4-5 minutes until internal temperature is 165 degrees. Time will vary with size and thickness of the tender and your exact grill temperature.
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 6 tenders

Updated

May 31 2013

Dan Mikesell

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1 Comments:

At May 31, 2013 at 9:01 PM , Blogger Chris said...

Great idea and not just because it is healthy, but because it sounds like it tastes great.

 

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