This is a great way to make fried chicken tenders. My fam prefers this to traditional bread crumbs. It's so easy and makes the crispiest cutlets. Kosher peeps who can't mix meat and dairy can use regular pretzels, but those who aren't kosher should def experiment with those delicious flavored pretzels, like honey mustard or garlic Parmesan. I love the Snyder's brand for those. The plain pretzels I use are Bachman's but any salty brand will do. Since you're grinding the crumbs yourself you can play around with your choice of flavor. Don't 🙄 and not grind your crumbs; I promise it's quick and easy. And you'll feel so satisfied at making fresh crumbs. You can make extra in advance and keep in an airtight container for future use. There are other snacks that make great chicken tender crumbs: Terra chips, potato chips, Israeli BBQ twists or falafel bits. It's a fun variation and a sure fire hit with adults and kids alike.
A pound of white meat chicken tenders
Three beaten eggs
Two cups all purpose flour
A large bag of plain pretzel twists or the snack of your choice (if you only have small snack sized bags just use several).
Grind your pretzels in a food processor until crumbs are made. Set aside in a bowl. Put the eggs in one bowl, the flour in another. If using plain pretzels you can season the flour with a tbsp each of garlic powder and paprika. Seasoned flour always has a nice depth to it. Prep the tenders: dip each in four, shake off excess, dip in egg, then cover in crumbs.
Pat the crumbs in well to ensure they stick. Heat vegetable oil in a deep frying pan. There should be enough oil half inch up the sides when you fry (as in more than when you sautée). Frying oil must be very hot. You can test by tossing in a piece of bread.
Fry the chicken until golden brown on both sides. Remove onto paper towels to absorb excess oil. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce or condiments. This is a great party pass around, especially for a group of guys watching a game⚽️🏀🏈⚾️🏉. They'll think you're a genius.