Have you ever been to any of the Middle Eastern countries and tasted their exciting and sizzling food? If you have never been to the Middle East, this Chicken Tenders With Red Pepper Sauce recipe will take you to a trip to the Middle Eastern culinary world with this super delicious baked to perfection Chicken recipe combined with a spicy red pepper sauce. This recipe will make you crave for more.

Chicken Tenders with Red Pepper Sauce

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Dinner
Servings 6 People


  • 3 tablespoons of walnuts
  • 10 about pieces, 2 and ½ pounds chicken drumsticks,
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon of black pepper,
  • 1/2 cup of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup of drained bottled roasted red peppers
  • 1/3 cup of fine fresh bread crumbs
  • 1 garlic clove finely minced to paste with about ¼ teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of pomegranate molasses or 2 teaspoons of fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon of cayenne


  • Put the oven rack in the lower third of your oven; then preheat your oven to a temperature of about 475°F.
  • While your oven is preheating, toast the nuts over a baking sheet in your oven for about 4 minutes
  • Pat the chicken dry, then place it into a large shallow heavy baking tray; and make sure not to overcrowd your tray; rub with the salt, the pepper and about 2 tablespoons of oil
  • Bake without turning for about 35 minutes
  • While the chicken is baking; blend all together the bell peppers with the bread crumbs; the walnuts; the garlic paste, the pomegranate molasses, the cumin, and the cayenne in a food processor until you get a smooth paste for about 1 minute
  • With the motor running for about 1 minute, add in the remaining 6 tablespoons of oil and blend very well
  • Season the sauce with the salt and drizzle over the baked chicken
  • Serve and enjoy your mesmerizing Middle Eastern dish


Nutrition Facts Per Serving
Calories: 588, Total Fat: 41.66g, Total Carbs 0.42, Protein: 49.3g, Fiber: 0.2 g
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