These Baked Hazelnut Chicken Tenders with a Spicy Dipping Sauce are a bit of an unusual recipe on here Krumpli, typically I post meal recipes here where as these grown up chicken nuggets are a bit of a warm supper snack. We don’t eat the often but we do love them, and they are a cheeky product of one of my food buying habits, buying whole chickens. I rarely if ever buy chicken portions almost always opting to by the whole chicken instead, I find it offers much better value for money, it only takes a little practice to be able to joint a whole chicken in 5 minutes or so and it gives me so much more. No matter what I need I’ll buy the whole chook, chop it up and freeze what I am not using immediately of course saving the carcass for making chicken stock too.
Now I don’t use chicken tenders in anything else, they are a bit to small to chop up into a soup, stew or curry so they co into a wee pot all of their own ready for us to gorge on these treats watching some TV or a movie every now and then. The coating is proper crispy and the hazelnuts add an earthiness that works wonderfully against the spicy, sweet and sour sauce, you know I love a bit of spice in my food! Enjoy these and be sure to check back on Thursday this week for an ingredient inspired dish bought to you with a little help from my friends involving Orange… This recipe is super kitsch and fanbloodytastic if you ask me!