Panko-Crusted Chicken and Crudites with Blue Cheese Dip
Nonstick cooking spray
1/2 cup low-fat buttermilk
1/4 cup lowfat sour cream or Greek yogurt
1 teaspoon cider vinegar
1/3 cup crumbled blue cheese
Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper
1 pound chicken tenders
1 egg white
1 tablespoon water
3/4 cup plain panko crumbs
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
Assorted crudites, such as radishes, cucumber spears, and carrot sticks, optional
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Spray a small baking sheet generously with nonstick cooking spray.
To make the dip, combine the buttermilk, sour cream and vinegar in a medium bowl. Add the blue cheese and mash with a fork, until blended. Season with salt and freshly cracked black pepper, to taste. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
Season the chicken with salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste. Lightly beat the egg white and water in a medium bowl. Combine the panko and cayenne on a sheet of waxed paper. Dip each tender into the egg whites, shaking off excess, and then roll into the panko to coat. Place the chicken on the baking sheet in 1 layer and generously spray with cooking spray. Bake on the top rack of the oven until the chicken is cooked through and golden brown, about 20 minutes. Serve with the dip and assorted crudites.