Saturday, November 14, 2015

Cheese Nip Chicken Strips

1/2  lb. chicken tenderloins or breasts cut into strips (1" wide)
1/2 stick butter or margarine, melted
1 cup Cheese Nips
1/2 tsp. garlic salt
1/2 tsp. pepper

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Spray a baking dish large enough to hold all strips without them touching.  Crush the Cheese Nips.  Blend in the garlic salt and pepper.  Melt the butter and pour over the chicken, tossing to coat.  Add the Cheese Nips and mix to coat.  Place the chicken strips in the baking dish, sprinkle with any leftover Cheese Nip crumbs.  Bake 15-20 minutes depending upon the size of the strips, until done and the crumbs are crispy.  Serves 2-4 depending upon how hungry you might be.

Martha:  I found a recipe for a dish that used Ritz Crackers crushed and a couple of herbs added to the crumbs.  When I went to get my Ritz from the pantry I spotted a box of Cheese Nips and decided to give them a try instead of the Ritz.  After crushing the Nips in my processor I decided I wanted the cheese taste so I used the pepper and added the garlic salt and eliminated any other herbs.  I also poured the crumbs over the chicken instead of dipping them in them.  Make sure you add the crumbs while the butter is still melted or the coldness of the chicken will firm it back up.  If you're a cheese lover, this is a recipe you must try.  The kids will go wild over this.