Baked Buffalo Ranch Chicken Tenders

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

From our skinny table to yours...

Who doesn't love chicken fingers?  Chicken fingers are one of those go-to meals we loved as kids and still love today.  Well, if you are ordering chicken fingers out that's going to come as a price.  And by price we mean pounds!  Today we are mixing things up and making HEALTHY buffalo ranch tenders!  Don't worry these are so good you (and your families) would never think of this as health food... it's a total fake out and a total win win ;)

 
These chicken fingers have all the delicious crunch we crave at a fraction of the calories!  We start off by coating our chicken tenders in a mixture of  Franks Buffalo Sauce (which has ZERO calories) and only one tbsp. of light ranch dressing.  We then cover these in a light and crunchy panko topping.  Rather then fry these up we are, of course, baking these in the oven until golden brown!

 
The beauty in this dish is that this comes together in under 30 minutes and is made from only 4 ingredients!  Serve these up over a garden salad or simply dip and enjoy in yet another tablespoon of ranch.  These bad boys come in at only 171 calories per serving so we have calories to spare! 
 
Hope you enjoy :)
 
Nutrition Facts Per Serving
Serves: 4
Serving size: approx. 4 tenders
Calories: 171
Fat: 1.6 grams
Carbs: 10.9 grams
Protein: 23.8 grams
 
WW POINTS: 4
 
Ingredients
1 pound lean chicken tenders
1/2 cup Franks buffalo sauce
1 tbsp. light ranch
1 cup panko bread crumbs
non-stick olive oil spray
 
Let's get cooking!
1.  Preheat oven to 400 degrees
2.  Whip together hot sauce and ranch
3.  Marinate chicken tenders in hot sauce and ranch combo for ten minutes
4.  Spray baking sheet with non-stick spray
5.  Coat chicken tenders in panko and place on baking sheet
6.  Bake chicken tenders for 15 minutes flipping halfway through
7.  Change oven to broil setting and broil each side for an additional one minute to get the perfect crispy crunch.
 
Serves 4!
 

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16 comments

  1. mmm I love breaded chicken - I make them all the time & they are super delish with franks - or with a lil crushed red pepper for some extra flava flava :)

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    1. Yum crushed red pepper sounds like a great addition :)

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  2. I love buffalo chicken and these look amazing!! I will be for sure making these

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  3. Girls you have made my dreams come true! I love buffalo chicken..its my weakness..

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    1. We're so glad Denise! We LOVE everything buffalo style too!

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  4. I made this tonight and it was perfect!! My hubby loved it and has already requested it for next week!! ;)

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  5. Oh man. Love buffalo chicken + chicken tenders so this is basically a combo of 2 of my fave foods! Pinning this to make later. Thanks! :)

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    1. Thanks Julie! They were super yummy :)

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  6. Yummy!! I think my family would LOVE these!! Thank you so much for linking up to Tasty Tuesday! I'm Deanna from Gloriously Made (http://gloriouslymade.blogspot.com) and am one of the co hosts from last weeks Tasty Tuesday. I'm your newest bloglovin follower and would love for you to visit my blog and follow back if you are interested.
    Have a great night!
    Deanna

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  7. I had a couple pounds of chicken breast and for the heck of it marinated it in a ranch/franks combo this morning since my fiances friend is coming over to help paint one of the kids rooms today. I figured since she is helping me out and is a big football fan, but also a health/fitness person I would research a healthier method to cook them. I am glad I came upon this post, and will be trying this oven method today!

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