These delicious cashew and sesame coated chicken tenders are easy, delicious, and healthy!! Bonus: totally kid friendly!!
3 boneless skinless chicken breasts, pounded to 3/4 inch thickness
salt and pepper, to taste
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/3 cup flour
4 tablespoons plain bread crumbs
2 tablespoons sesame seeds
1/3 cup cashews
1/2 cup mayo
2 tablespoons prepared yellow mustard
1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
2 tablespoons honey
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Cut chicken into strips. Season with salt and pepper. Cook over medium high heat 1-2 minutes each side or just until each side is slightly browned. Remove from heat and set aside. Preheat oven to 400.
Finely chop cashews and mix together with bread crumbs, sesame seeds, salt, and pepper. Place mixture in a bowl. Put flour in another another bowl and beaten eggs in a third bowl. Dip chicken strips into egg, coating both sides, then dip into flour, then egg mixture one more time, then finally toss in the cashew-sesame mixture.
Place chicken tenders on a greased baking sheet at least 1 inch apart. Bake 15-20 minutes or until chicken is white all the way through. Season with additional salt and pepper if desired.
While chicken tenders are cooking, prepare the sauce. Whisk together all ingredients and let sit at room temperature until ready to serve.