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BBQ Chipped by Faux Buttermilk a Chicken Tenders Recipe


BBQ Chip Chicken TendersDo you have a guilty junk food pleasure that you had to give up?  Chocolate doesn't count, lol.  For some of us, it's almost a Basic Food Group all on its own.

So this leaves me with another bag of BBQ chips that are hotter than hot, the latest, "Wise Sweet Heat."  Okay, they did say, "heat" and I should have realized there may be truth in advertising, sometimes it surprises when it is true, so I decided to give it a try.  After coughing, getting teary eyed, and losing the skin on the roof of my mouth, I figured here goes another bag into the garbage, a waste of money and skin.  Not to mention, but I will, a waste of a junk food pleasure.  Au revoir my chippie friends...

Enter a thawing package of Chicken Tenders.  I wondered if I crushed the chips, could I use them as a coating?  I made up a bowl of Faux Buttermilk since I didn't have any buttermilk in the fridge and thought this marinade would cool the heat.


plate of chicken tenders
I let the tenders marinate overnight in the fridge.   The next day, drained them, coated with flour then dipped in egg, then bagged and tossed them in the crushed BBQ chips and baked them on parchment paper in a 425F oven for about 30 minutes.  The result:  It pretty much worked;  the Faux Buttermilk and coatings significantly cooled down the heat of the chips.

Are you a food rescuer and reuser or would you toss it out and move on...?




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8 comments :

Craftymoose Crafts said...

We love "hot", in terms of eating, here, so probably would have finished the bag as is, LOL! The chicken tender idea is good though we would enjoy them hot, too!

Terry said...

Brilliant save. I wouldn't have been able to eat the chips as is if they were that hot, but I do like a bit of heat with chicken. Great idea.

Melissa Bo said...

I try to save things ( that I might not like.. ).
Your recipe sounds great!

Stopping by from The Shady Porch!

Magic Love Crow said...

Excellent save my friend! I bet your chicken was so yummy! We don't like to waist food around here! I probably would have ate the chips with a glass of milk! LOL! I have a special post for the 28th ;o)

Christine Altmiller said...

this is such a great idea! my mouth is watering :-) i love HOT so i would probably like this a lot. i am not a re-purposer with food. if i don't like it, it hangs around until it rots then i chuck it. or compost it.

mail4rosey said...

If they're hot I'm going to have to give them a try! I'm visiting today from Sincerely Paula's Weekend Blog Hop. I'm already a follower. :)

AntiquityTravelers said...

I am definitely a re-user ... my husband and I always comment on how with just a few ingredients we can pull together a pretty great meal. Stale bread? I chop and freeze and then with a quick gill in the pan I have fresh croutons, left over herbs? put them in a glass for about 2 weeks and they sprout roots ... plant and enjoy all summer ...

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