Spicy Chicken Tenders with Blue Cheese Dipping Sauce


Don’t let the spice stop you from trying this recipe ~ it really isn’t that spicy.  I am a wimp when it comes to spice and I didn’t have any problem eating these.  Conversely, if you like things spicy, must add more heat.   The dipping sauce could easily double as a salad dressing if thinned out with a little more milk ~ it’s delish!  I seem to remember getting this recipe from Fine Cooking but I’m not sure about that.


Spicy Chicken Tenders with Blue Cheese Dipping Sauce

Chicken Tenders:
1 1/2 lb. chicken tenders
2 1/2 cups panko
salt and pepper
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 tbsp hot pepper sauce
1/4 tsp cayenne

Dipping Sauce:
1/2 cup mayonnaise
3/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
1/2 cup sour cream
3 tbsp. milk

Put panko in pie plate and mix with 3/4 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper.

In a small bowl, mix 1/4 cup mayo, hot sauce, cayenne, and 1/8 tsp salt. Add the chicken and toss wit your hands to coat the chicken well. Coat chicken with panko and arrange in a single layer on a lightly greased baking sheet. Broil the tenders, turning once, for aobut 4 to 6 minutes on each side until the chicken is thoroughly cooked and no longer pink and the crumbs are crisp and browned.

For the sauce, mix the ingredients together with 1/2 tsp salt and a couple of shakes of pepper. Whisk until well combined but a few chunks of blue cheese remain.

Makes 3-4 servings.

Happy Cooking!


4 thoughts on “Spicy Chicken Tenders with Blue Cheese Dipping Sauce

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  2. This looks really, really good! I keep wanting to use up a bunch of tenders I have in the freezer . . . and I keep forgetting. 😳

    This may be just the thing – only with ranch instead of bleu cheese – thanks, Nancy!

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