Oat crusted chicken tenders

INGREDIENTS

  • 300g chicken breast, cut into strips
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp garlic paste
  • 1 tbsp ginger paste
  • 1 tbsp green chilli paste
  • 1 cup oats
  • 3/4 cup refined flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp dried mixed herbs (italian herb)
  • 1 tsp garlic powder

METHOD

1. Place the chicken breast on a flat surface lined with cling wrap and hammer it with a meat mallet until you get equal thickness.

2. Cut the chicken breast into 2 inch thick strips (horizontally).

3. Place chicken strips in a mixing bowl.

4. Add salt, ginger, garlic and green chilli paste and mix well, ensuring the marinade gets rubbed into the chicken pieces. Keep aside to marinate for 15-20 minutes.

5. To make the oat crumb, place oats in a food processor, and process for 20 seconds or until coarsely ground. Add flour, salt, pepper, garlic powder and herbs. Pulse to make a coarse powder and spread out in an even layer in a plate.

6. To cook chicken tenders, heat a pan and brush with oil. Take each chicken strip, dredge in oat mixture and place on the hot pan, ensuring it is completely flat.

7. Cook until golden brown (3-5 minutes). When cooked on one side, flip over and cook on the other.

8. Serve hot and crispy.