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Is your family like mine? Complete food ballfreaksaddicts? Even my youngest has come around to our way of thinking this year and has gotten on board with the home-gating. She gets all fired up and, if we can’t be together for the game, will text me to comment on just about every play! But most of the time you will find us all gathered around the TV decked out in our finest team gear, with beads, baubles, and even the occasional face painting goes on.
It wasn’t always like this. Oh I have been a football fan since I was a teenager, but the rest of the family? Nope, that took a bit of work. One of the things that I used to love to do to try and get the kids excited about watching the game, was to make sure there were fun foods with “kid appeal”. I mean, hot wings and bratwurst aren’t exactly going to make the kids run to the table. Well, maybe some kids, but not most.
So fun food it was. Sometimes it would be fun things like peanut butter and jelly rolled up in a slice of bread and sliced to look like sushi, or other times it would be things they could do themselves, like a make your own English muffin pizza bar. They pile all the goodies on, you pop them under the broiler, and TADA their own personalized pizza. Simple yes, but the kids loved it. And most importantly it made them excited for game day. See, my mind is always working on getting to my goal, which would be a fun family football day!
Goldfish crackers were, and still are, one of their favorite snacks. If they didn’t have a little baggy of them in their lunches everyday they were not happy campers. My daughter used to say that their little smiles just made her happy, even if she was having a bad day. So it only seemed natural to incorporate them into a fun, kid friendly dish.
My local Walmart made it super easy for me to find the main ingredient for my cheesy fun finger food, by having it right smack at the end of the chip and popcorn isle.
It was even on rollback for $5.98, so I bought a box of the Flavor Blasted Xtra Cheddar too.
How many of your kids like chicken tenders? Mine begged for them at least once, if not more, a week. They love those super extra crispy fast food ones too. Ya, figure the odds that they were getting those a couple times a week! Nope, that wasn’t happening. But, it was what gave me the idea for these crunchy, cheesy little strips of smile inducing yumminess. Take two of their favorite things, and combine them together. They loved them so much I had to make them for just about every game!
Now, they are all grown up, but they still love them. I have even made Cheesy Chicken Tender lover out of Kevin!! So go ahead and give them a try. You can even bring the kids in the kitchen to help make them. Just make sure you have plenty of Goldfish crackers on hand because, if they are anything like mine (Kevin included) they will be nibbling as away as they go
Do your kids have a favorite game day snack? Leave me a comment and let me know what they are.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with foil
Place the Goldfish crackers in a zipper top bag and seal it. Using a rolling pin, roll over the top to crush them. Make sure to leave some texture (like panko bread crumbs)
Salt and pepper the chicken tenders and then dip them in the yogurt, be sure to coat both side evenly, then place the chicken in the Goldfish cracker crumbs mixture pressing to make sure to coat both sides.
Place tenders on a foil lined baking sheet. Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes or to an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.
Prep Time: 00 hrs. 10 mins.
Cook time: 00 hrs. 30 mins. Total time: 40 mins. Tags: chicken, Greek yogurt, Goldfish crackers Make sure to follow Goldfish crackers on Twitter and Facebook for product information and fun recipe ideas!
Welcome! It is so nice to meet you. My name is Bobbi. I am the Mom of 2 great kids, and Nana to a beautiful baby girl Kylee, and a handsome little devil named Torin. I share my life and home with my awesome partner Kevin, and 2 furbabies….