Dinner, Kid-Friendly

Butter Cracker Chicken Tenders With Creamy Pasta, Broccoli, and Cauliflower

Cooking method:

Ninja® Foodi® XL Pressure Cooker Steam Fryer with SmartLid™
  • Prep time: 10 mins
  • Total time: 30 mins
  • Skill easy
  • Serves 4 people

Butter Cracker Chicken Tenders With Creamy Pasta, Broccoli, and Cauliflower

This easy and fast meal will please even the pickiest eaters. Being able to cook a starch, vegetable, and protein all in one unit is revolutionary and will be a huge win for your family. And not only do you get to put a delicious, well-rounded meal on the table in half an hour, you will have very few dishes to clean up later.

Allergies

Tip: Allergy Advice

This dish contains the following allergens: Wheat, Dairy, Eggs

Ingredients

LEVEL 1 (BOTTOM OF POT)

  • 1 (16-ounce) box pasta, such as ziti or gemelli
  • 1 (15-ounce) jar Alfredo sauce
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 1 cup whole milk

LEVEL 2 (BOTTOM LAYER OF RACK)

  • 1 (12-ounce) bag broccoli and cauliflower florets
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

LEVEL 3 (TOP LAYER OF RACK)

  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup crushed butter crackers
  • 8 fresh chicken tenders

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Method

  • Step 1

    Put the pasta, Alfredo sauce, stock, and milk in the pot and stir to combine.

  • Step 2

    In a medium bowl, toss together all the broccoli and cauliflower and oil and season with salt and pepper. Lay a 15-inch-long sheet of aluminum foil on a flat surface. Put the vegetables in the center and fold the edges oft he foil in to create a sealed packet. Place the foil packet on the bottom layer of the Deluxe Reversible Rack in the lower position, then place the rack in the pot over the pasta mixture.

  • Step 3

    Prepare the Level 3 ingredients: Create a dredging station by pouring the flour into a medium bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Crack the egg into a separate medium bowl and whisk. Pour the crushed butter crackers into a third medium bowl.

  • Step 4

    Dredge one side of each chicken tender in the flour, shaking off any excess flour. Carefully dip the floured side in the egg, then in the butter crackers.

  • Step 5

    Slide the Deluxe Layer through the lower layer’s handles. Place the chicken, breaded-side up, on the Deluxe Layer.

  • Step 6

    Close the lid and move the slider to STEAMCRISP. Select STEAM & CRISP, set the temperature to 390°F, and set the time to 10 minutes. Press START/STOP to begin cooking (PrE will display for about 11 minutes as the unit steams, then the timer will start counting down).

  • Step 7

    When cooking is complete, carefully remove the rack layers with the chicken tenders and foil packet. Stir the pasta and serve warm with the chicken tenders and vegetables.