These Thai inspired chicken tenders are perfect for a family dinner or as a great game day appetizer for your friends and family.
Have you ever made something that was so delicious you even surprised yourself? Well, that was the case with my Thai Inspired Chicken Tenders and that oh so tasty Pineapple-Mango Chili Sauce!
The crunchy unique flavor of the breading accompanied by the spicy sweet chili sauce was over the top delicious and definitely something I will be making again and again.
I was recently asked by the J.M. Smucker Company for a chef’s perspective on their new product Jif Peanut Powder. I immediately started thinking how I could integrate this product into my cooking and what kind of deliciousness I could create!
Of course, baking was a no brainer and I even thought about making gelato using the Peanut Powder. But then it came to me, a Thai-inspired dish replacing regular peanut butter with the Jif Peanut Powder!
One of my great joys in life is browsing the aisles of a supermarket. I love looking for new items and deals on products, but most of all I get inspiration from all the different ingredients available.
As I was enjoying my time in #Walmart browsing and people watching, the idea for my dish came together. I picked up the additional items I needed to make my Thai Inspired Chicken Tenders. Plantain chips, Pineapple, Mango, Cilantro, Sweet Chili Sauce, Chicken Tenders and the Peanut Powder.
When I got back home the fun began. I love creating deliciousness in my kitchen and this inspiration actually inspired a little singing and dancing on my part. I got all my ingredients together and began the process of refining the seasonings in the recipe to see what would provide the best flavors. It only took a few tries to get the seasonings right, and the results were ahhhh-mazing!
But like I always tell you, recipes are just a guideline, you can add or detract flavors to make your very own version of my delicious creation.
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Thai Inspired Chicken Tenders with a Pineapple-Mango Chili Sauce
- 1 lb chicken tenders
- 1 - 5 ounce bag plantain chips - crushed
- 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 1/4 cup Jif peanut powder
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 cup corn oil for frying
- 1 cup prepared sweet chili sauce
- 1/2 cup finely chopped mango
- 1/2 cup finely chopped pineapple
- Crush plantain chips into crumbs and blend with flour, Jif Peanut Powder, spices and 1 tablespoon cilantro. Mix together well, it will get a little clumpy
- rinse chicken tenders and set aside
- mix egg and milk together
- dip chicken tenders into the eggwash and then into the crumb mixture. After all the pieces have been coated, repeat the process. (you may want to squeeze the mixture into the chicken lightly so it stays on)
- heat a large skillet on medium high, add oil and as soon as the pan is ready begin gently placing your chicken tenders into the oil. Leave them to cook for about 2 minutes, then gently turn them over.
- Depending upon the thickness of your chicken tenders they may require longer cooking times. 3-4 minutes on each side on medium high should cook most. If you want to make sure they are done give them 10 minutes in a 350 degree oven after frying.
- ** These tenders can be cooked entirely in the oven if you don't want to fry them 350 for about 20 minutes.
- blend chili sauce, mango, pineapple and 1 tablespoon of chopped cilantro together. Refrigerate till needed