Thursday, November 4, 2010

How to Make Chicken Tenders with Honey Bunches of Oats

I don't know what prompted me to do it. 
Maybe it was the box of Honey Bunches of Oats on the counter when I got home or the fact that I had a hard day at work. The reason could be that even though I always have the best intentions, I still don't eat breakfast like I should. (unless you consider a bowl of coffee breakfast) Maybe it was a subliminal idea that stemmed from last nights' episode of Top Chef Just Desserts in which one of the contestants used Captain Crunch as a component of petit fours for tea. Whatever the reason, when I got home from work and contemplated what to make for dinner, I thought it would be a great idea to coat chicken strips with Honey Bunches of Oats. 

I doubt this idea is a new one. I've seen everyone from chefs to bloggers coat chicken with corn flakes but the idea of a sweet cereal just seemed like a good idea.  So I took the cereal and crushed it and then coated the chicken with beaten eggs and then the cereal and fried it. The crust was more crunchy than breadcrumbs and sweet. A guilty pleasure for dinner that I'll definitely make again if my husband doesn't start hiding his box of cereal.
Chicken Tenders Coated in Honey Bunches of Oats
2 cups of Honey Bunches of Oats Crushed
2 large eggs beaten
1 lb of Chicken Breast cut into strips
Salt and pepper to taste

Beat the eggs in a mixing bowl. Take the cereal and put in a separate bowl. Take the chicken and dredge in the egg then the cereal. Put 2-3 tbsp of olive oil in a frying pan. On medium high heat fry the strips until golden brown on each side and cooked through.  Serve with a salad on the side so you don't feel as bad.


  1. This actually sounds pretty good! I love Chick-Fil-A's chicken nuggets...and they're slightly sweet, so I bet this is similar. I'll give it a try!

  2. Yum! I've made chicken tenders crusted with honey-nut cornflakes or something similar (via Rachael Ray). I LOVE Honey Bunches of Oats....may give these a try!

  3. I have one word for this dish F-U-N!!! I bet T-A-S-T-Y would be a good word too!


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