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Can we admit one thing? Adults love kid-friendly recipes as much (if not more) than kids do. And in the case of these juicy chicken tenders which are breaded with a mixture of crushed graham crackers and pretzels—there might just be a finger-licking showdown at the dinner table. All jokes aside, these crunchy tenders are a fun twist on a weeknight staple, and one that’s surprisingly easy to whip up. Serve with honey mustard and hot sauce for dipping. Psst…For extra easy clean up, line the rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil—it’ll catch any grease drips or stray crumbs.


Credit: Caitlin Bensel

Recipe Summary

35 mins
15 mins
6 servings


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  • Preheat oven to 425°F. Stir together crushed graham crackers, crushed pretzels, and ½ teaspoon of the salt in a shallow dish. Place flour in a separate shallow dish; place egg whites in a separate shallow dish. Sprinkle chicken evenly with pepper and remaining 1 teaspoon salt. Dredge chicken in flour; dip in egg whites, and dredge in graham cracker mixture. Coat chicken on both sides with cooking spray; arrange evenly on a wire rack set inside a rimmed baking sheet.

  • Bake until golden brown, 16 to 18 minutes, turning once halfway through bake time.