Baked Orange Panko Chicken Tenders

Yield: Makes 8 servings

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Panko creates crunchiness without frying.


3 cups panko breadcrumbs
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon curry powder
1 tablespoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
½ cup Florida orange juice
3 large eggs
2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken, cut into strips



Preheat oven to 400° F. Place breadcrumbs on baking sheet; bake for 5 to 8 minutes.  Stir well; bake for an additional 5 minutes until toasted. Remove from oven; cool. Place breadcrumbs in shallow dish; reserve.

In shallow dish, combine flour; curry powder, salt, pepper and cayenne pepper; mix well. In shallow bowl, whisk together orange juice and eggs. Dredge chicken strip in flour mixture to coat, shaking off any excess; dip in orange juice mixture, then roll in breadcrumbs. Place coated chicken strip on baking sheet; reserve. Repeat with remaining chicken strips. Bake chicken for 10 to 12 minutes.  Serve with favorite dipping sauce.


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