As part of a sponsored post for Collective Bias®, I created these Smoky Pistachio Crusted Chicken Tenders paired with Lipton Iced Tea as a quick and delicious meal idea. #TEArifficPairs #CollectiveBias
Chicken tenders are dipped in a coating of mayonnaise spiked with cumin, paprika and chili powder and then covered with crushed pistachios. The smoky aioli uses the same spices as well as some olive oil and a squeeze of lemon to create the perfect dipping sauce. These Smoky Pistachio Crusted Chicken Tenders is a quick and delicious meal idea any night of the week!
Although Summer is drawing to a close, the season for needing quick and delicious meal ideas never ends. Especially with the start of school just around the corner! These Smoky Pistachio Crusted Chicken Tenders are an adult spin on a childhood favorite, yet will be enjoyed by your entire family. Perfect as an appetizer, lunch or dinner, they’re packed with flavor and take just minutes to prepare.
This specific day, I enjoyed them as a quick and protein-packed lunch on a bed of baby arugula. And that dish over there on the side? That’s just a little smoky aioli I whipped up using the same ingredients that I coated my chicken with prior to baking. I’ve decided I’d bathe in that aioli, I love it so much. Too much info? Believe me, after you try it you’ll be filling your bathtub with it as well. Or perhaps you’ll just double the recipe and serve it in a large bowl next to your chicken. Your choice.
The shopping list for this recipe is short and sweet. Perfect for when you’re unloading and loading three small children for a quick Walmart trip. First, I needed to make a stop for tea. I’m a Lipton girl and have been for as long as I remember. That iconic yellow box is easy to spy and a quick grab off the shelf. I’ve mentioned before that I drink iced tea on a daily basis year round so being without a box in the pantry isn’t so much an option. There’s no other beverage that goes perfectly with any meal you create like iced tea does!
The other items on my grocery list? Chicken tenders, pistachios and a jar of Hellman’s mayonnaise. I prefer the Hellman’s with Olive Oil. The mayo is used as a key ingredient to not only the chicken tenders but also the aioli. Only 1 cup of mayonnaise provides so much flavor!
Chicken tenders are dipped in a coating of mayonnaise spiked with cumin, paprika and chili powder and then covered with crushed pistachios. The smoky aioli uses the same spices as well as some olive oil and a squeeze of lemon to create the perfect dipping sauce.
The smokiness of the mayonnaise coating the chicken combined with the salty crunch of the pistachios results in such an amazing flavor combination. These Smoky Pistachio Crusted Chicken Tenders are sure to be a new favorite!