I was trying to come up with something different than pizza on football practice nights, so i came up with this quick meal.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat.

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  • While the oil is heating, beat the milk and egg together in a bowl. In another bowl, stir together the instant mashed potatoes, salt, and pepper.

  • Stir the chicken tenders with the milk mixture to coat thoroughly, then shake off excess milk and dip each tender into the potato flakes. Place the breaded tenders into the hot oil, and fry until golden brown, 7 to 10 minutes. Remove from oil and drain on paper towels.

Editor's Note

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the breading ingredients. The actual amount of the breading consumed will vary. We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

556 calories; 25.7 g total fat; 139 mg cholesterol; 945 mg sodium. 34.8 g carbohydrates; 44.5 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (87)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/02/2011
Just tried these for the first time they are possibly the best chicken tenders I have ever made. I used "Idahoan Roasted Garlic" mashed potato mix which is better tasting than many of the others. I ended up having enough to cover two lbs of meat but they are so good that was fine with me. Next time I will cut the salt back to 1 & 1/2 teaspoon but other than that I love these! Thank you for posting.:-) PS I used a light olive oil worked great. Update just made for second time. Added 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder & 1/4 cup parmesan cheese to the flakes. They were even better. After removing chicken you can pour the left over milk in the frying pan add flour & make gravy. Yum. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/12/2017
Good oil needs to be higher than medium for good crunch. Read More
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105 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 81
  • 4 star values: 17
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
06/02/2011
Just tried these for the first time they are possibly the best chicken tenders I have ever made. I used "Idahoan Roasted Garlic" mashed potato mix which is better tasting than many of the others. I ended up having enough to cover two lbs of meat but they are so good that was fine with me. Next time I will cut the salt back to 1 & 1/2 teaspoon but other than that I love these! Thank you for posting.:-) PS I used a light olive oil worked great. Update just made for second time. Added 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder & 1/4 cup parmesan cheese to the flakes. They were even better. After removing chicken you can pour the left over milk in the frying pan add flour & make gravy. Yum. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/02/2011
Just tried these for the first time they are possibly the best chicken tenders I have ever made. I used "Idahoan Roasted Garlic" mashed potato mix which is better tasting than many of the others. I ended up having enough to cover two lbs of meat but they are so good that was fine with me. Next time I will cut the salt back to 1 & 1/2 teaspoon but other than that I love these! Thank you for posting.:-) PS I used a light olive oil worked great. Update just made for second time. Added 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder & 1/4 cup parmesan cheese to the flakes. They were even better. After removing chicken you can pour the left over milk in the frying pan add flour & make gravy. Yum. Read More
(85)
Rating: 5 stars
08/20/2013
This tastes great but I don't like frying so I baked it. It was great. I used instant loaded baked potatoes and added shredded cheddar cheese to mix. Covered the baking pan with a thin layer of olive oil. Placed coated chicken strips on pan bake on 350 degrees for 10 min then turn chicken over bake another 10 min. No frying and it was loved by the whole family. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/15/2010
These turned out FANTASTIC! Everyone in my house loved it. I actually didn't use garlic flavored. I just used buttery flavored instant mashed potato packets. It was good without all the garlic in my opinion. They were crunchy juicy and perfect! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/27/2010
I made this and it turned out great. Also. my own little twist on 2nd batch--I deep fried and instead of potato flakes I used crushed corn flakes also good. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/10/2010
I made this and it was delicious. I didn't have packaged mashed potatoes so I used a cup of potato flakes and added a tablespoon of garlic and 1/4 cup of Parmesan cheese. I also double breaded by dipping in flour before the milk mixture. I used just 1 cup of milk and while a lot was left over it made the drenching easier. I might use a bit less next time but not much. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/04/2010
This recipe interests me because of my diet. I don't combine grain products with meat. This means I never make crusted chicken bakes. However potato flakes are not grain! I'm looking forward to using this idea in more recipes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/20/2010
Wish I could give this more stars. It deserves at least ten because of how easy it is. I followed the recipe exactly and my whole family loved it. Will be making this many times in the future. Next time I think I will use only one cup of milk with the egg as I had a ton of milk left over. Thanks for a really great recipe. Mary Jane Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/20/2011
This was delicious. No changes needed! Although I did forget to add the salt and pepper... Update: Made this again tonight and it was just as good. I'm going to try this on flounder next. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2011
This was great! I've made this twice now & the family LOVED it. I used only 1/2 package of flakes each time & it was more than enough. 1 1/2 c milk was also more than necessary if u don't want to waste milk. The second time I forgot to add the egg & it still came out good. Adding additional spices to the flake mix is also a possibility depending on your taste but by no means necessary. Thanks! We will continue to enjoy this recipe! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/12/2017
Good oil needs to be higher than medium for good crunch. Read More
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