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Fruity PEBBLES crusted chicken tenders recipe

Fruity PEBBLES™ Crusted Chicken Tenders with Apricot Barbecue Sauce

Give your chicken tenders a little more flair! These chicken tenders coated in Fruity PEBBLES cereal and dipped in an apricot barbecue sauce make for a fun and tasty weeknight meal!

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10 mins
prep time
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25 mins
total time


Fruity PEBBLES™ Crusted Chicken Tenders with Apricot Barbecue Sauce

Prep Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 25 mins


Chicken Tenders

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • ¾ cup panko-style bread crumbs
  • ¼ cup Fruity PEBBLES™ cereal ground
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 ¼ to 1 ½ pound chicken breast tenders

Apricot Barbecue Sauce

  • ¼ cup apricot jam
  • ½ cup barbecue sauce


  • Heat oven to 425°F. Line cookie sheet with foil; spray with cooking spray. In shallow dish, combine flour, salt and pepper. In another shallow dish, beat egg and water. In third shallow dish, mix bread crumbs, cereal, cheese and cayenne pepper. Lightly season both sides of each chicken tender with salt, coat chicken with flour mixture; dip into egg mixture, then coat with bread crumb mixture. Place on cookie sheet.
  • Bake 15 to 20 minutes, turning once, until chicken is no longer pink in center and coating is golden brown.
  • In a small bowl, combine apricot jam and barbecue sauce. Serve chicken tenders with dipping sauce.

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