| 1¾ hours | 1 hour prep
Mar 5, 2007
David made these for Father's Day one year, and it has been a family favorite ever since! Nonfat yogurt, oven-baking, and hot sauce makes them a delicious and healthful treat. Don't be scared off by the quantity of hot sauce as the yogurt thoroughly tames the spice. Please note that removing the chicken fat and using nonfat yogurt makes this dish virtually fat-free. (For maximum safety, David HIGHLY recommends his triple-washing method.) Prep time does not include chilling time.
SERVES 20 , 60 tenders
6 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, fresh, not frozen
32 ounces plain nonfat yogurt
1/2 cup hot sauce (like Frank's Red Hot)
1 Tablespoon poultry seasoning, blend (like Mrs. Dash Grilling Seasoning for Chicken)
1 Tablespoon onion powder
1/2 Tablespoon garlic powder (like McCormick California Style Garlic Powder with Parsley)
1 (21-ounce) box corn flake crumbs
To Triple-Wash Chicken:
Remove chicken breasts from package and place in colander.
While rinsing chicken in colander with cold water, trim fat from each chicken breast with kitchen scissors.
Place trimmed breast into separate bowl; do not return to colander!
(Reserve trimmings for making chicken broth, if desired.)
Once all breasts have been trimmed of fat, wash colander and kitchen scissors.
Then return breasts to colander and rinse with cold water again.
While rinsing, use kitchen scissors to cut breasts into strips or chunks (more kid-friendly), placing pieces into separate bowl.
Do not return to colander!
Once all breasts have been cut into pieces, wash colander.
Return pieces to colander and rinse chicken one more time; drain well.
Place yogurt, hot sauce, and seasonings into gallon-sized Ziploc Freezer bag.
Place chicken pieces into bag and mix well, making sure pieces are covered.
Refrigerate in the coldest part of fridge at least 4 hours or overnight.
The colder the chicken, the better the results.
Preheat oven to 450ºF.
Line large baking sheet with Reynolds Release Foil.
Lightly coat foil with canola oil or spray with non-stick cooking spray.
Place 1/3 box of Corn Flake Crumbs into gallon-sized Ziploc Freezer bag.
Put approximately 10 chicken pieces into bag and shake to coat.
Remove pieces from bag and place on baking sheet (about 20-25 pieces/sheet).
NOTE: After coating 20-25 pieces, discard Corn Flake Crumbs and put another 1/3 box into bag.
Repeat as necessary.
Bake 12 minutes; do not turn pieces over!
Chicken will be golden brown on top.
Do not overcook or chicken will be tough.