These baked chicken tenders are super simple and quick for those hectic weekday meals. I've put them on top of a salad with homemade honey mustard dressing. They would also go great with some french fries. The variations are endless.
This is from the cookbook "Red White & Blue Ribbon 2004", a collection of winning recipes from recipe contests and food festivals. Molly Pardo of Jupiter, FL took 2nd place at Gold Kist Farms 15th Annual Winning Taste Recipe Contest. The chicken needs to marinate at least 4 hours, so plan accordingly.
This is from Weber's "Real Grilling" cookbook and it has great flavour. I bought a beer can chicken stand (they're quite cheap)which makes the can and the chicken more secure. Make sure your chicken isn't too big or you may not get the lid closed on your BBQ.
This is a very forgiving recipe - add or reduce seasonings to your taste. I've been making this for over 20 years and ever so often I'm asked - Have you fixed Chicken Creole lately? So much for subtle hints. I serve this over my own yellow rice (just add turmeric to your rice as it cooks) as that is how we prefer it. Some fresh baked French Bread w/garlic butter and large tossed salad. Very hearty meal that will leave guests begging for another Mardi Gras invite.
I always poached chicken when I needed cooked for a recipe -- and I never liked the way it came out. I was watching Ina's show on the Food Network last weekend and this is how she cooks her chicken for recipes. I tried it and it was the most moist chicken I have ever had. I used it in chicken noodle soup -- YUM!!! The recipe can be increased or decreased depending on how much cooked chicken you need. UPDATE 7/31/07 -- I tried this method on boneless, skinless chicken breasts and it worked great -- I baked for about 35 minutes and it was cooked perfectly!
When I was doing Weight Watchers and the boys were home, I got really tired of fixing 3 sets of meals each night. When I came upon this recipe - I just didn't tell them this was WW and to this day they still don't know. When the boys come home now - this is one dish they will request. Super fast & easy to fix on work nights.
4 oz. = 4 WW points (without rice)
*Note - in response to some reviews that experience the sauce being too runny or thin...extend the reduction time (after removing lid). It may take another 5-10 minutes to thicken and have the consistency you desire.