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Last Updated on August 12, 2020 by Diane Hoffmaster
This Buttermilk Ranch Chicken Tenders Recipe is brought to you by CafeMom and Chex™. All opinions expressed here are my own.
Buttermilk ranch chicken tenders will be a huge hit with the kids. Making homemade chicken tenders is easy and a healthy alternative to fast food. Dip these chicken strips in ranch dressing and enjoy a kid friendly lunch recipe this week.
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Homemade Chicken Tenders For The Win!
Children are a wonderful gift, however they can also be incredibly frustrating to feed. I have always been a 'cook from scratch' kind of mom. The idea of feeding kids neon orange boxed macaroni and cheese and premade, frozen peanut butter and jelly sandwiches is rather appalling.
A walk down the frozen food aisle will showcase a number of 'kid friendly premade food products'. Most of them are loaded with food dyes and sodium, barely resembling the actual food that they originated from.
Chicken tenders are a staple of many children's diets, however you really don't need to hit the drive through in order to provide them for your kid's lunch. This Buttermilk Ranch Chicken Tenders Recipe is incredibly easy to make and the breading consists of only Rice Chex TM cereal and homemade ranch dressing mix.
Make this easy kid’s meal with organic chicken breast and pan fry it in olive oil for a delicious and healthy alternative to a fast food kid's meal.
Buttermilk Ranch Chicken Tenders
Rice Chex TM cereal is Gluten Free, has no artificial flavors and contains no colors from artificial sources. It has a light, inviting texture, tastes great and comes in a variety of different flavors.
This cereal is full of what you love and free of what you don’t. I want to make healthy food for my family and am always looking for ways to make dinner delicious for everyone.
Listening to kids complain over the meal you made is never fun. However, I am up for the challenge that their picky pallets provide! I choose real ingredients whenever possible and have become an avid label reader.
We still have treats occasionally but healthy everyday eating is a goal I strive to achieve. If you are trying to eat healthier, Chex TM cereal offers a number of varieties, including:
- Rice Chex TM Cereal
- Honey Nut TM Chex Cereal
- Chocolate TM Chex Cereal
- Cinnamon TM Chex Cereal
- Corn TM Chex Cereal
- Vanilla Chex TM Cereal
- Chex TM Granola Mixed Berry
The Rice Chex TM or Corn TM Chex cereals make wonderful breading ingredients for savory dishes, especially if you are trying to avoid gluten. The sweeter varieties work great as a topping to your next fruit crisp or as a filling in a breakfast parfait.
This Buttermilk Ranch Chicken Tenders Recipe will be a huge hit with your kids while saving you money and making you feel better about their diet. Goodbye fast food and hello healthy lunch!
More chicken recipes to try
- Spicy Chipotle Chicken and Ranch Grilled Cheese Recipe: An easy chicken recipe with a wonderfully fresh flavor.
- Chicken and Broccoli Tortellini in Basil Cream Sauce: Cubes of chicken and fresh broccoli are added to cheese tortellini. Then, the whole thing is tossed in a delicious basil cream sauce.
- Easy Rice Bowl Recipe with Chicken : Looking for quick and healthy dinner ideas? This easy rice bowl recipe is just the thing you need.
Buttermilk Ranch Chicken Tenders Recipe
Buttermilk Ranch Chicken Tenders are the perfect kid friendly lunch or dinner recipe. Don't for get the ranch dipping sauce when you serve them!
Nutrition information not always accurate
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 256Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 66mgSodium: 581mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 27g
Nutrition information not always accurate
Diane is a professional blogger and nationally certified pharmacy technician at Good Pill Pharmacy. She has two college aged kids, one husband and more pets than she will admit to. She earned her BS in Microbiology at the University of New Hampshire but left her career in science to become a stay at home mom. Years of playing with LEGO and coloring with crayons had her craving a more grown up purpose to her life and she began blogging and freelance writing full time. You can learn more about her HERE.