You’ll love this chicken tender recipe not only because it’s ridiculously easy to make, but it’s also crazy good, and I have yet to meet a kid (or adult for that matter) who hasn’t flipped over it. The sweetness of the jam mixed with the savory mustard is irresistible. And, who doesn’t appreciate guaranteed ease in the kitchen?! Convenience is my mantra and this tasty dish never disappoints – talk about a non-stop crowd pleaser. My style in the kitchen is winging it; that’s how I prefer to cook cuz it’s more enjoyable that way for me (I’m not into following recipes, at least whenever possible), and this one is such a cinch you’ll have it down by the time you’re at the end of my post! Start by pre-heating the oven to 350. This is all you need:
1 pound of chicken tenders
4-6 oz Dijon Mustard
10 oz Jar Of Apricot Jam
Of course, a nice big pot to cook in
Rinse off the tenders, shake off any excess water and place in the pot. Pour in the the mustard and jam. Mix it up nice and good with a spoon until the tenders are coated (see above photo).
Place in the preheated oven and bake for about 35-45 minutes. I say “about” because all ovens are different. You know these babies are cooked simply by slicing one open. There shouldn’t be any pink. The sauce keeps them moist so even if you happen to overcook them by a few minutes they still come out juicy and delicious.
Remove from the oven and let cool for 10 minutes.
Prepare for an ambush of oohs and aahs!
P.S. If you want to whip up more than a pound amp up the mustard and apricot jam accordingly. Just make sure the chicken tenders are coated.
Join me for a blissful day in the beautiful seaside town of Manhattan Beach today (Sunday, December 8th) to celebrate my new children’s book, No Biggy! There’ll be fun activities for the kids, lots of tasty organic treats and take home goodies for both kids and grown-ups. It’s all going down at 12:30 pm at Pages: A Bookstore – 904 Manhattan Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 – 310.318.0900.
Endorsed by New York Times Bestselling Author and Pediatrician, Dr. Cara Natterson and inspiring celebrity moms: Julie Bowen, Jaime Pressly, Megyn Cotner, and Sarah Shahi, I wrote No Biggy! to help kids manage frustration. After all, getting frustrated is a part of life. And whether the curious little girl in this story is working on a puzzle, getting the zipper to slide up her jacket or trying to spread peanut butter on a piece of toast, she learns how to manage frustration by taking a deep breath, saying No Biggy! and trying again. She even teaches her mommy and daddy a thing or two, cuz grownups sure get frustrated a lot too.
Click the following link to find No Biggy! on Amazon:
The book is also available in select bookstores across the country and BarnesAndNoble.com via this link: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/no-biggy-elycia-rubin/1117244612?ean=9780615816654
Looking forward to seeing you!
Hot dignity! If these are being handed out to the little ghosts and goblins tonight I’m going trick or treating myself… Matt’s Munchies Apple-Licious Fruit Snacks are little slices of heaven. They come in a handy on-the-go pack (perfect for lunch boxes or stashing in the car) and these mini chewy fruit delights are super easy to eat – just peel off a square and munch away. Made with organic mango puree and organic apple flavor, they’re packed with Vitamins A and C and have eight grams of sugar. Try all of the tempting flavors – from Banana and Apricot to Chili Chocolate and Raspberry Delight. I’ll say it again, they’re darn tasty. Even better, they’re spook-a-licious! Happy Halloweeeeeeen!