Friday, November 9, 2012

cracker barrel chicken tenderloin

This chicken was very tender and flavorful and with only a few ingredients.  It did take a little while to cook the chicken long enough to get the sauce to caramelize but it was worth the time.

cracker barrel chicken tenderloin (Hen's Nest
1 pound boneless chicken breast tenders (I filleted and sliced breasts)
1/2 cup Zesty Italian dresing
1 teaspoon lime juice
1 tablespoon honey 

Mix dressing, lime juice and honey in a large resealable bag or container.  Add the chicken.  Marinate for at least 4 hours in the refrigerator.  In a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, add the entire mixture with chicken to the pan.  Braise chicken on all sides until golden but not dry.  Make sure most of the liquid has evaporated and the sauce has a chance to caramelize.  The darker, the more flavorful.

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