Buffalo Ranch Chicken Tenders #LoveMyCereal

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I am not someone who sits down and eats a big breakfast every morning.  I’m more of the person who grabs something quick, filling, and delicious.   I often choose Quaker® Oatmeal Squares  as a good start to my morning.   My husband is more of the Quaker® Real Medleys® or Quaker® Life type of guy.   Regardless, we both enjoy Quaker® wholesome cereals in the morning as a quick and easy breakfast idea.  I also like to pack a baggie filled with Quaker® Simply Granola and dried fruit in my backpack in the morning so I can have a snack mid-morning at school or to help fuel me at aerobics after school.Delicious and crispy Buffalo Ranch Chicken Tenders


But have you ever used your breakfast cereal in a lunch or dinner recipe?   When I was young my mother worked during the day and my dad worked at night.  That meant my dad was home during the day and spent a lot of quality time with my brother and I.   One thing he enjoyed doing was cooking and I enjoyed hanging out in the kitchen while he cooked.   He had a signature dish that he called Chicken ala Fig (because of our last name) and while I’m not sure of the actual ingredients, I know he used cereal to coat the chicken.   It was an awesome lunch that I loved as a kid but haven’t had it since.

.Crispy Buffalo Ranch Chicken Tenders

I wanted to recreate that delicious chicken recipe but also put my own spin on it.   So when I went to Walmart I grabbed a package of chicken then headed over to the cereal aisle.   I wasn’t sure what type of cereal my dad used but I decided on Quaker® Life cereal since it’s a cereal I know and trust.   After I had those two main ingredients I went to find some buffalo sauce to toss the chicken fingers with.   But I wasn’t finished yet.  In my head I had these awesome chicken fingers and I knew I needed some ranch seasoning to complete the dish.Creating Buffalo Ranch Chicken Tenders

When I got home I crushed up the Quaker® Life cereal and mixed it with the ranch seasoning.   I coated the chicken with the mixture and fried it in a skillet.  After it was completely cooked I tossed it with the buffalo sauce.   I placed a few Buffalo Ranch Chicken Tenders on each plate and served it with a side of ranch dipping sauce.   The tenders were super crispy, had a hint of sweetness from the cereal which was awesome with the spicy buffalo, and had a kick of ranch as well.   It was the perfect recreation of my dad’s recipe with a little added flavor.

Buffalo Ranch Chicken Tenders made with Quaker Life Cereal!

Quaker Cereals are available at Walmart! Use Quaker Life Cereal to make Buffalo Ranch Chickent Tenders

Buffalo Ranch Chicken Tenders #LoveMyCereal

Yield: serves 2-3
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Spicy buffalo chicken tenders coated in a crispy ranch and Quaker® Life cereal coating.


  • 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken tenders
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 1/2 c. Quaker® Life cereal
  • 1 packet ranch dressing mix
  • 2 T. olive oil
  • 1/4 c. buffalo sauce
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1/4 c. ranch dressing


  1. Place the eggs in a shallow dish. Set aside.
  2. Place the Quaker® Life cereal in a zip top baggie. Crush the cereal with the palm of your hand or with a small mallet.
  3. Pour the cereal crumbs into another shallow dish along with the ranch dressing mix and toss to combine.
  4. Place the olive oil in a large skillet. Heat over medium heat.
  5. Dip each chicken tender into the eggs and then coat with the ranch cereal mixture. Place the chicken tenders in the skillet and cook for 5-7 minutes per side or until browned and cooked through.
  6. Once the chicken is cooked through combine the buffalo sauce and garlic cloves and pour into the skillet. Heat the chicken and buffalo sauce for 2-3 minutes or until the tenders are coated.
  7. Remove from skillet and serve with ranch dressing.


A Hezzi-D original recipe


Buffalo Ranch Chicken Tenders |  Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks

I’ve shared my creative way to use cereal in a dinner recipe now I want to hear from you?   What creative recipes do you have for using cereal?


  1. Hmmm, sounds like a good idea! I love LIFE cereal. Get it fairly regularly (though, the cinammon kind). I might have to give this a whirl. Sounds like something we’d enjoy.

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