Savannah Smiles-Crusted "Fried" Chicken Tenders: Girl Scout Cookie Showdown
What better use for an extra case of Girl Scout cookies than a Chow Bella Showdown? In years past we've challenged our contributors to make something delicious out of Thin Mints and Trefoils. This time: Savannah Smiles. Stay tuned for more recipes and a decision from our "judge," web editor Eric Tsetsi.
When I sat down with my box of cookies, visions of my trip to Savannah, Georgia, last spring filled my mind with memories of Paula Deen's fried green tomatoes and the almost-too-good-to-be-true meal I enjoyed in one of city's oldest buildings at The Olde Pink House.
In the interest of time, my minimal experience with actually making fried chicken, and cost, what I actually ended up with should more appropriately be called: Savannah Smiles "Fried" Chicken Tenders
And if you ask me, I think the judges on Chopped would be pretty darn impressed.
Savannah Smiles "Fried" Chicken Tenders
Chicken breast tenderloins
Box of Savannah Smiles cookies
1 egg, beaten
Fresh parsley, finely chopped
Lemon pepper seasoning
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Put cookies into a plastic bag and crush into a powder, about the same consistency as breadcrumbs
If needed, flatten chicken breasts
Combine cookie crumbs and appx. 1 tablespoon of lemon pepper seasoning (or to taste) in a large bowl
Dip chicken in egg and shake off excess
Dip into cookie crumbs
Lay on a baking sheet
Sprinkle fresh parsley over breaded chicken
Bake for 10-15 minutes
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