perdue gluten free chicken tenders

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How to Put a Healthy Twist on Chicken Tenders (for Real)

There’s nothing worse than watching steaming plates of drool-worthy looking food come out of the kitchen at a dinner party or barbecue—and knowing you can’t partake because of its gluten content.

Flip the script by bringing this delish GF chicken tender and herb salad dish that’s super easy to throw together and will please gluten lovers—and avoiders—alike.

Even better than having a back-pocket recipe to take to your next group hang? You don’t have to spend hours hand-making the “breading” that gives these chicken strips their satisfying crunch, thanks to PERDUE® SIMPLY SMART® Gluten Free Breaded Chicken Breast Tenders. They take just 16 minutes to prepare, and are a total throwback to the stuff you loved as a kid—with no preservatives and no antibiotics ever.

Just crisp up the chicken in the oven, mix together the zesty salad ingredients, and voilà: You’ve got a meal with comfort food-level props, and a healthy upgrade.

Gluten-free Chicken, Tomato, and Herb Salad

  • Prep Time
    10 minutes
  • Cook Time
    10 minutes
  • Servings
    4 people
  • Dietary
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  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Place PERDUE® SIMPLY SMART® Gluten Free Breaded Chicken Breast Tenders on baking sheet and heat for 8 minutes. Remove tray from oven and flip each chicken piece. Heat for another 8 minutes. (If using refrigerated, reduce the heating time by 2 minutes.) Remove from oven and let cool.

    perdue gluten free chicken tenders
  2. Whisk together the red wine vinegar, Dijon mustard, and olive oil until emulsified.

    perdue gluten free chicken tenders
  3. Slice large tomatoes and halve the smaller ones. Combine the tomatoes, herbs, greens, and red onion. Toss with enough dressing to coat.

    perdue gluten free chicken tenders
  4. To serve, transfer the tomatoes and herbs to a large platter. Top with Gluten Free Chicken Tenders and sprinkle with feta cheese if desired. Serve remaining dressing on the side.

    perdue gluten free chicken tenders

Recipe Notes

Tip: This salad dressing is super simple, but you can also use your favorite store-bought dressing.

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