Pickled Chicken Tenders Recipe

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Chicken tenders are a guarantee hit on my family table. Everybody loves them and you can pair it with pretty much anything you want. We love the breaded version and I have been playing with the recipe for a little while. My mother-in-law usually preps the chicken with egg wash, vinegar, garlic and parsley, then marinates in the refrigerator for a couple of hours. This turns out great, but unless I’m being super organized I usually forget this important prep step. 

In my effort to reduce food waste, I have started to use things that I would previously toss. One of the things I rarely used was pickle juice. We go through a lot of pickles in our house and really never thought of saving its juice. Other than to rehydrate, I had no idea what else to use it for. One day I did not have time to prep the chicken. I looked in the refrigerator and saw the pickle juice of an almost empty jar. I got the chicken, placed it in a glass container and then added all the juice from the jar, spices included. It sat on the refrigerator for about thirty minutes until I was ready to make dinner. Then I breaded and cooked as I usually do. The end result was very juicy tenders full of flavor. So here goes an easy recipe that I hope is at popular at your table as it is in mine. 

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Tatiana was born in Bogota, Colombia and moved to the United States at age 15. She moved from Houston to DC in 2007 to work for an international organization. She met her husband at work and married in 2011. She has two children: Santiago (2013) and Antonio (2015) and a Masters degree in Conflict Resoliution. After the birth of her second child, she decided to take time off to stay home and focus on the kids. She is passionate about nutrition, self-led weaning and homemade food. The Story of My Table is her Instagram account and blog where she shares her adventures in the kitchen. She strongly believes that a wine a day keeps the doctor away and that the key to parenting two boys is to keep in good shape. She is not a fan of baking, but would occasionally do it to avoid highly processed food. She is an advocate for natural foods, Montessori education and allowing children to get bored. One day she dreams of building an organization where she can combine her passion for food with peacebuilding.