Recipe: Pecan-Crusted Chicken Tenders


  • 16 saltine crackers, finely crushed
  • 1/4 cup pecans, ground
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 egg white
  • Vegetable cooking spray
  • 1 1/2 pounds chicken breasts cut into strips
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour


  1. Preheat oven to 425°. Stir together crushed crackers and next 4 ingredients.2. Whisk egg white just until foamy.
  2. Place a wire rack coated with cooking spray in a parchment paper-lined 15- x 10-inch cookie sheet/jelly-roll pan.
  3. Dredge chicken breast strips in flour; dip in egg white, and dredge in saltine mixture. Lightly coat chicken on each side with cooking spray; arrange chicken on wire rack.
  4. Bake at 425° for 18 to 20 minutes or until golden brown, turning once after 12 minutes.

Recipe and Photo: Make Life Delicious / CC BY-SA

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