Whenever I’m craving something spicy, these are my go-to snack. They give the illusion of being fried, which also helps when you’re trying to eat healthy like I am.
- 1/2-3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2-1 teaspoon cayenne pepper, depending on desired spiciness
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 pound chicken breast or chicken tenderloin, cut into strips
- 1/2 cup melted butter (I use “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter Light”)
- 1/2 cup hot pepper sauce (such as Frank’s RedHot)
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C)
2. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil, and lightly grease with cooking spray. Place the flour, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, and salt into a resealable plastic bag, and shake to mix. Add the chicken strips, seal, and toss until well coated with the flour mixture.
3. Whisk together the melted butter and hot sauce in a small bowl. Dip the chicken into the butter mixture, and place on the baking sheet. Bake in the preheated oven until the chicken is no longer pink in the center, and crispy on the outside, about 45 minutes.
Calories per 4oz serving (based on 4oz of boneless, skinless chicken breast tenderloin): 125