Baked Chicken Tenders with Citrus Rice

Baked Chicken Tenders with Citrus Rice

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  • Chicken Tenders:

  • ½

    cup honey

  • 2

    Tbsp apricot preserves or jam

  • lbs skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into small strips

  • cups panko bread crumbs

  • Citrus Rice:

  • 4

    cups chicken stock

  • 2

    cups brown rice, rinsed until water is clear

  • 1

    orange and 1 lemon, zested

  • 1

    bottle citrus vinaigrette dressing

  • Salt and pepper to taste


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a small bowl, combine honey and preserves. Brush honey mixture on both sides of chicken; dredge in bread crumbs. Place chicken on baking sheet coated with nonstick cooking spray. Bake for 20 minutes on each side until lightly browned. To make rice, bring chicken stock to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook rice in broth according to package instructions. Fluff the rice and place in a large serving bowl. Add orange zest and hald the lemon zest. Toss well with 1/2 cup of the vinaigrette. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with remaining lemon zest.


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