Turkey Tenders

I went to four weddings last year;  four beautiful couples, four amazing ceremonies.  And a year later, three out of four of those couples are pregnant!  I pointed this out to the wife of the hold out couple and she just texted me back with ‘O Kathy’.  I tried this recipe thinking it’d be a great protein option for one of my pregnant friends.

This recipe is from Cooking Light, March 2011

No substitutions were made.

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Turkey Tenders

1 lb turkey tenderloin
1/4 c all purpose flour
1/3 c egg substitute
3/4 c panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)
2 tblsp grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 tsp garlic salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 tblsp canola oil

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Cut tenderloin in half lengthwise; cut into 20 (2-inch) pieces.

Place flour in a shallow dish.  Place egg substitute in another.  Combine panko, cheese, garlic and pepper in another dish.  Dredge turkey in flour; dip in egg substitute, and dredge in breadcrumb mixture.  heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over med-high heat, swirling to coat.  Add turkey pieces to pan; cook 2 minutes on each side.  Place turkey pieces on a broiler pan.  Bake at 425 for 5 minutes.  Turn turkey pieces over, and bake an additional 5 minutes, or until golden.

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cartoon-strawberry-9These turkey tenders paired really well with the Skillet Mac n Cheese.  And I liked making my own tenders (chicken would work well too).  Wondering if I could make up a batch of these and freeze them for lunches…