Sauced up Chicken Schnitzel
These delicious Sauced up Chicken Schnitzel are sticky and sweet with just the right amount of spice. They're a quick and easy, healthy dinner recipe your whole family will LOVE!
The best part about them is that they taste like something that shouldn't be healthy. They're like your favorite deep-fried Honey Garlic Chicken Wings or breaded chicken nuggets dipped in a KG sauce!
1 1/2 Cup ground up Pretzels or almond flour (almond meal)
½ Teaspoon sea salt or to taste
¼ Teaspoon fresh cracked pepper
1/4 Cup tapioca or potato starch
1 lb Chicken tenders
⅓ Cup of Kitchen Guerrilla’s sauce, I used the Honey Garlic sauce
½ Teaspoon garlic powder
Optional: yogurt or sour cream for dipping
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Trim any overhanging edges of the parchment paper.
Place the pretzel crumbs or almond flour, sea salt, and fresh cracked pepper into a bowl and stir it together. Place the eggs in another bowl with a splash of water and whisk them.
Dip the chicken tenders, one at a time, into the tapioca or potato starch, then into the egg then into the almond flour. (Keeping one hand for the egg and one for the starch and flour makes this a lot less messy.)
Lay the chicken tenders on the prepared baking sheet. Bake the chicken for 25 minutes, or until it is crispy and beginning to golden brown.
OPTIONAL STEP: Let the chicken rest for 30-60 minutes in your fridge before you bake it. This step will help the crust to stick to the chicken.
While the chicken is baking, prepare the sauce. In a small skillet over high heat bring your choice of Kitchen Guerilla Sauce and garlic powder to a boil then set it aside.
When the chicken has finished baking remove it from the oven and turn the oven to broil. Dip each of the chicken tenders in the sauce then lay them back on the baking sheet. Save the extra sauce.
Put the chicken back in the oven for 2-5 minutes for the glaze to caramelize slightly. Keep an eye on it to make sure it doesn't burn.
Baste the chicken with any extra sauce one they come out of the oven
Serve on top of salad
NOTE: There are variety of sauces you can use by KITCHEN GUERRILLA, some of which are Spicy Jerk, Uraippu, Pineapple Haberno and 5 Spice BBQ!
“Great cooking is about being inspired by the simple things around you — fresh markets, various spices. It doesn’t necessarily have to look fancy.” – G. Garvin