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Cilantro Chicken Tenders

Rated as 2 out of 5 Stars

"This chicken tenders recipe is really good for lazy days, as you don't need a lot of preparation time. I love cilantro, and I even cooked this for people who don't and they loved it."
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50 m servings 310
Original recipe yields 10 servings (2 1/2 pounds chicken tenders)


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  1. Combine cilantro, garlic, jalapeno pepper, and lemon juice in a blender and process well. Set aside.
  2. Warm 2 tablespoons oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add cumin seeds and fry until brown, about 1 minute. Add chicken and fry until no longer pink in the middle and juices run clear, 5 to 10 minutes.
  3. Pour in cilantro mixture and increase heat to medium-high. Add cumin powder, salt, and cayenne pepper. Cook until juices evaporate and sauce thickens slightly, 3 to 5 minutes, making sure to stir frequently to prevent burning. Add bell peppers and cook for 10 minutes more.
  4. Meanwhile, heat 1/2 tablespoon oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add cinnamon stick, bay leaf, and cumin seeds. Add water, rice, and salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and cover. Simmer until water is absorbed and rice is tender, 15 to 20 minutes.
  5. Serve chicken over cooked rice.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 310 calories; 6.9 33.1 27.1 65 434 Full nutrition

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8.9.19 First, a recommendation. Try to get your chicken tenders as evenly thick as possible, flattening out a bit if necessary, so they all cook at the same time. There were a number of thing...