Chicken tenders are one of my most favorite proteins to cook. They are quick, easy and you can do just about anything with them, making them a perfect weeknight dinner option.
Amping them up a bit
I am a fan of a simple grilled chicken tender, or breast or thigh, but when you can marinade and glaze with something a little special I am an even bigger fan. The added flavor from the balsamic reduction adds just enough of that something extra to make these chicken tenders something to remember.
They balsamic vinegar brings a bit of tang while the brown sugar gives a bit fo sweet in each bite. I also love the the little charred bits that form when you grill them, it just intensifies the flavor even more.
Inside or Out
It is warming up in my part of the world but that also means the rain seems to come too. So instead of battling rain and wind to grill these little tenders I opted to grill them inside on my trusted grill pan (to purchase click here).
To cook inside I heated the pan and cooked them over medium-high heat, just as I would outside. It takes just a few minutes on each sides and then I brushed on a little more glaze and let them cook another minute or so…really brining out the glaze. It is so, so good.
The PERFECT Addition
This time around I added the chicken tenders to Roasted Veggie Couscous. This couscous also has a balsamic dressing on it making these chicken tenders the perfect addition.
Whatever you choose to pair them with they will be amazing.
You need to make these…NOW
Busy Weeknight Dinner…DONE
Even on the busiest of weeknights you can have dinner on the table in no time with these Balsamic Chicken Tenders. Even better everyone is sure to LOVE them!!