Sing for a chance to win $5,000! Enter AARP’s Superstar 2015 Contest! See official rules




Enter an ingredient, course or keyword and get cooking!




AARP Games - Play Now!
AARP Auto Buying Program


Contests and

$10,000 Life Reimagined Sweepstakes

Enter for a chance to win up to $10,000 to help make your dreams a reality. See rules

most popular


Healthy Southern Recipes

3 healthier alternatives to some Southern classics

Chicken tenders done the healthy way. For Three healthy southern recipes online.

A beaten egg helps the crumbs adhere, and a little Dijon and dried thyme leaves add flavor to this oven-fried chicken recipe. — Photo by

In a large sauté pan, heat oil, garlic, pepper flakes and prosciutto over medium heat until garlic starts to sizzle. Add greens; sauté to coat with oil. Add stock; cover and cook over medium-high heat, adding more stock during the cooking process if necessary, until greens are tender and juicy, but most of the stock is absorbed, about 5 minutes. Serve.

Oven-Fried Chicken Tenders That Taste as Good as Fried

Serves 4

This same technique works for bone-in parts as well, just lower the oven temperature to 400 degrees and increase the cooking time by 10 to 15 minutes.

For a darker crust, broil the chicken for just a couple of minutes at the end.

1 large egg

2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves

Salt and ground black pepper

1/2 of a 51/4-ounce box plain melba toast crushed with a rolling pin to sand and pebble texture

1 pound (2 large or 3 medium) boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut crosswise into 12 "fingers"

11/2 tablespoon olive oil

Adjust oven rack to upper-middle position and heat oven to 425 degrees. Mix egg, mustard, thyme and a light sprinkling of salt and ground black pepper in a shallow dish. Put melba toast crumbs in another shallow dish. Set a greased wire rack over medium rimmed baking sheet lined with foil.

Using one hand for the dry ingredients and the other for wet, lay chicken pieces, 4 at a time, in egg mixture; roll to coat. Then, working one piece at a time, lay chicken in melba crumbs. Press a mix of sand and pebble crumbs onto top of chicken. Turn piece over; repeat pressing crumbs into chicken on remaining side. Gently shake off excess.

Set chicken on rack. Using a pastry brush, gently sling oil over chicken pieces. Bake until chicken is nutty brown, about 30 minutes.

You may also like:

Check out the AARP home page every day for healthy eating tips, cooking ideas and more.

Topic Alerts

You can get weekly email alerts on the topics below. Just click “Follow.”

Manage Alerts


Please wait...

progress bar, please wait

Tell Us WhatYou Think

Please leave your comment below.

Discounts & Benefits

From companies that meet the high standards of service and quality set by AARP.

Denny's Ranchero Tilapia

Members save 15% all day, every day when dining at participating Denny's restaurants.

Dunkin Donuts

Members get a FREE Donut with purchase of a L or XL beverage at Dunkin' Donuts.

Woman holding smartphone in city, Google map tool

Members can locate discounts via the AARP® Member Advantages Offer Finder mobile app.

Member Benefits

Join or renew today! Members receive exclusive member benefits & affect social change.

Rewards for Good

Your Points Balance:

Learn More

Earn points for completing free online activities designed to enrich your life.

Find more ways to earn points

Redeem your points to save on merchandise, travel, and more.

Find more ways to redeem points