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Movie Time Pretzel and Popcorn Chicken Tenders





Creates 6 servings




Chicken Tenders

  • 1 ½ pounds of chicken tenderloins

  • 1 cup of buttermilk

  • 2 teaspoons of garlic powder

  • 1 teaspoon of onion powder

  • 1 teaspoon of salt

  • ½ teaspoon of ground black pepper

  • 4 cups of miniature pretzels, crushed (gluten-free pretzels can also be used!)

  • 2 cups of air popped popcorn, crushed

  • 1/3 cup of melted Challenge Butter in tub -flavor of your choice


Dipping Sauce

  • ¾ cup of plain Greek yogurt

  • ¼ cup of peach preserves

  • 1 tablespoon of Dijon mustard



  1. Add chicken, buttermilk, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper to a large plastic zipper bag. Seal and shake to combine, refrigerate for 30 minutes.

  2. While chicken is marinating, make your dipping sauce. In a small bowl combine yogurt, preserves and mustard. Stir to combine, refrigerate until needed.

  3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

  4. In a large shallow dish, combine crushed pretzels and popcorn. Remove chicken from marinade and dip both sides into the pretzel mixture, patting to help coating to adhere. Place on a parchment paper or foil lined sheet pan for easy cleanup. Drizzle the tops of chicken with the melted butter.

  5. Bake in oven for 20-25. Coating should be crispy and browned, and chicken should no longer be pink.

  6. Serve chicken tenders with dipping sauce.





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