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3 Recipes To Make with Leftover Homemade Chicken Tenders

Homemade Chicken Tenders

Probably the most versatile and most-loved by my family recipe is my Homemade Chicken Tenders.  By changing a few ingredients in the recipe, you can make different variations of Homemade Chicken Tenders, like using Panko breadcrumbs and Ranch Dressing Mix to create Crunchy Ranch Chicken Tenders.

Homemade Chicken Tenders Recipe

Homemade Chicken Tenders Recipe

You can also make gluten-free Homemade Chicken Tenders, by using gluten-free breadcrumbs, like Schar Gluten-Free Breadcrumbs.

Reincarnate The Leftover

There are many new dinner recipes that can be created, or “reincarnated” from basic Homemade Chicken Tenders, and here are three of my favorite.

Homemade Chicken tenders

3 Recipes To Make with Leftover Homemade Chicken Tenders

1.  Chicken Parmesan

Chicken Parmesan Recipe

Chicken Parmesan Recipe made with Leftover Homemade Chicken Tenders

 

 

2.  Chicken Katsu

Chicken Katsu Recipe

 

3.  Buffalo Chicken Wraps

Buffalo Chicken Wrap Recipe

 

Meal Planning

The Organized Cook Weekly Meal Plan System

Homemade Chicken Tenders Recipe

start with some cracked eggs in a wide shallow dish

Homemade Chicken Tenders Recipe

flour mixed with breadcrumbs and seasoning

Homemade Chicken Tenders Recipe

after patting dry, chicken tenders are dipped in egg batter, then dredged in flour mixture

Homemade Chicken Tenders Recipe

fry in large non-stick skillet in oil until crispy brown

Homemade Chicken Tenders Recipe

turning once, until golden brown on both sides

Homemade Chicken Tenders Recipe

Homemade Chicken Tenders

 

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What’s For Dinner This Week- “Spooktacular”

If you’re a subscriber to The Organized Cook Weekly Meal Plan System, we have something “Spooktacular” for your family dinner menu this week:

MONDAY:

Ghostly White Turkey Chili

Day 1: Ghostly White Turkey Chili

 

TUESDAY:

Day 2: Candy Apple Pork Chops with Easy Rice Pilaf

 

WEDNESDAY:

Graveyard Chicken

Day 3: Graveyard Chicken over Penne Pasta

 

THURSDAY:

leftover chicken recipe

Day 4: Day 4: Cilantro Green Chile Pork Penne

 

FRIDAY:

quesadilla bar

Day 5: Quesadilla Bar

 

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Our video from this Weekly Meal Plan is for our Candy Apple Pork Chops:

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Dinner In A Pumpkin

Dinner In A Pumpkin

Looking for some Halloween dinner inspiration?  Why bake a casserole in a regular-ol’ baking dish when you can use a pumpkin.  These simple recipes are fun and delicious for Halloween entertaining or family dinner.

Dinner In A Pumpkin Casserole

Dinner In A Pumpkin Casserole

Spiderweb placemats from HomeGoods.

For a quick cooking demonstration, check out this video from Toni Spilsbury, The Organized Cook.

 

Chicken and Brown Rice Dinner In A Pumpkin Recipe

Chicken and Brown Rice Dinner In A Pumpkin

Chicken and Brown Rice Dinner In A Pumpkin

Ingredients

  • small to medium pumpkin- 1
  • celery- 2-3 stalks, trimmed and diced
  • fresh sliced mushrooms- 1 container
  • vegetable oil- a few tablespoons
  • rotisserie chicken- (chicken pulled from one store-bought cooked rotisserie chicken)
  • dried rosemary and dried thyme- 1 teaspoon each (or a tablespoon of poultry seasoning)
  • cream of chicken soup- 1 can
  • cream of celery soup- 1 can
  • cooked brown rice- 2 cups

Instructions

  1. Wash off outside of the pumpkin.
  2. Cut off top of the pumpkin and save, and thoroughly clean out seeds and pulp.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  4. In a large skillet, saute celery and mushrooms in oil until tender.
  5. Add chicken and season with rosemary, thyme and a little salt & pepper.
  6. Stir in soup.
  7. Simmer for just a few minutes, stirring occasionally.
  8. Add cooked rice.
  9. Spoon mixture into clean pumpkin shell.
  10. Replace pumpkin’s top.
  11. Place filled pumpkin onto a baking sheet.
  12. Bake one hour or until meat of the pumpkin is tender.
  13. Put pumpkin onto a serving plate, remove pumpkin “lid” and serve casserole!
  14. Make sure to scoop out and eat the cooked pumpkin – Enjoy!
http://tonispilsbury.com/dinner-in-a-pumpkin/

Dinner In Pumpkin Recipe

Chicken and Mushroom Dinner In A Pumpkin Casserole

 

 

 

Mushroom Beef Dinner In A Pumpkin Recipe

Mushroom Beef Dinner In A Pumpkin

Mushroom Beef Dinner In A Pumpkin

Ingredients

  • small to medium pumpkin- 1
  • onion- 1/2, chopped
  • fresh sliced mushrooms- 1 container
  • vegetable oil- a few tablespoons
  • ground beef- 1 1/2 to 2 lbs.
  • ginger- 1 teaspoon
  • soy sauce- 3 tablespoons
  • brown sugar- 2 tablespoons
  • cream of mushroom soup- 1 can
  • sliced water chestnuts- 1 can, drained
  • cooked long grain rice- 1 1/2 – 2 cups

Instructions

  1. Wash off outside of the pumpkin.
  2. Cut off top of the pumpkin and save, and thoroughly clean out seeds and pulp.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  4. In a large skillet, saute onion and mushrooms in oil until tender.
  5. Add meat and brown with a little salt & pepper- drain drippings from skillet.
  6. Stir in ginger, soy sauce, brown sugar and soup.
  7. Simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  8. Add cooked rice and water chestnuts.
  9. Spoon mixture into clean pumpkin shell.
  10. Replace pumpkin’s top.
  11. Place filled pumpkin onto a baking sheet.
  12. Bake one hour or until meat of the pumpkin is tender.
  13. Put pumpkin onto a serving plate, remove pumpkin “lid” and serve casserole!
  14. Make sure to scoop out and eat the cooked pumpkin – DELICIOUS! Enjoy!
http://tonispilsbury.com/dinner-in-a-pumpkin/

Dinner In A Pumpkin Recipe

Mushroom Beef Dinner In A Pumpkin

 

Dinner In A Pumpkin Recipe Photo Tutorial:

Dinner In A Pumpkin

thoroughly clean out seeds and pulp

Dinner In A Pumpkin Casserole

brown meat with sauteed onions and mushrooms

Dinner In A Pumpkin Casserole

transfer beef mixture to clean hallow pumpkin

Dinner In A Pumpkin Casserole

bake on 350 for about an hour

Dinner In A Pumpkin Casserole

place chicken mixture in clean hallow pumpkin

Dinner In A Pumpkin Casserole

Chicken and Mushroom Dinner In A Pumpkin

Dinner In A Pumpkin Casserole

Chicken and Brown Rice Dinner In A Pumpkin

Dinner In A Pumpkin Casserole

Mushroom Beef Dinner In A Pumpkin

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