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Crunchy Cluckers


carton template (click here to download)
card stock
decorative paper

Chicken Tenders:
2 cups panko breadcrumbs
2 pounds chicken breasts
3/4 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons flour
1 egg
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon paprika
cooking spray

Dipping Sauce:
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup ketchup
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
2 teaspoons garlic powder


1. Download the food carton template (click here) and print on card stock. Cut on solid lines, fold on dotted lines, then glue tabs to the inside of the carton.
2. Line the carton with decorative paper.
3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
4. Toast breadcrumbs on a baking sheet for 4 minutes until golden brown.
5. With Dad’s help, slice chicken into 1-inch-thick strips. Pat chicken dry with paper towel. Make sure to wash your hands!
6. Scoop mayonnaise, flour and egg into a gallon-sized, zip-top bag. Close bag and squish ingredients together.
7. Add chicken to bag, reseal and massage the bag to completely coat chicken strips.
8. Pour toasted breadcrumbs in a second bag, along with spices. Close the bag, then shake to combine.
9. Using tongs, put the chicken strips into the breadcrumb bag. Seal the bag and shake!
10. Place the chicken on a baking sheet. Spray chicken with cooking spray.
11. Bake the chicken 15 to 20 minutes, until golden brown.
12. As chicken bakes, make the dipping sauce by whisking the ingredients in a small bowl.
13. Serve warm chicken tenders in paper carton, with dipping sauce on the side.

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