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Monell's Gotta Have 'Em Chicken Tenders

Posted at 1:43 PM, Jun 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-07 14:48:27-04

Michael King from Monell's Dining and Catering shares his recipe for Gotta Have 'Em Chicken Tenders (see recipe below) Monell’s has 3 area restaurants: the original location in Historic Germantown in downtown Nashville, 1235 6th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37208, Monell’s at the Manor on Murfreesboro Road, which also features a seated family style service… and Cafe Monell’s, in Berry Hill which serves patrons on the go and Take Out. For menu details, hours and more visit

Gotta Have 'Em Chicken Tenders


1 c. all-purpose flour

2 lb. chicken tenders

2 c. panko breadcrumbs

3 large Eggs, beaten

kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper

1 c. barbecue sauce

1/2 c. brown sugar

Juice of 2 limes

1 tsp. garlic powder

Ranch dressing, for serving (optional)

Preheat oven to 425° and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large resealable Ziploc bag, combine flour and chicken. Shake until fully coated.

Set up a dredging station: In one bowl, add panko breadcrumbs and in another bowl whisk eggs and add 2 tablespoons water. Dip chicken in beaten eggs, then panko until fully coated. Transfer to baking sheet and season generously with salt and pepper.

Bake until golden and crispy, 20 to 25 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a small saucepan over low heat, warm barbecue sauce, brown sugar, lime juice, and garlic powder.

Coat baked chicken in sauce and serve with ranch for dipping, if desired. YUM!