1 chicken tender (I used Tyson’s Chicken Tenders, the size was perfect)
4 Doritos Nacho Cheese Tortilla Chips
a dab of mustard, plain or honey, or another dipping sauce, whatever your child likes
2 chow mein noodles
1 black food coloring marker*If you prefer, you can make your butterfly eyes using 2 black sesame seeds and skip the mouth.
No special equipment is needed
Bake your chicken tenders according to the instructions on the package. You can also make homemade chicken tenders, if you prefer.
Arrange 4 Doritos Nacho Cheese Tortilla Chips like butterfly wings on a plate. Add a dab of mustard or dipping sauce in the center, where the points of the chips meet. This will help to secure the chicken tender in place. Poke two chow mein noodles into one end of the cooked chicken tender forming the antennas. Use the black food coloring marker to draw eyes and a smile on the chicken tender. Set the chicken tender over the center of the wings with the antennas pointing up. Serve.
Note: To serve these at a party, bake the chicken tenders ahead of time. Cut out 6″ squares of parchment paper and set them on baking sheets. Arrange one butterfly on each of the parchment squares. Keep warm in a 200 degree Fahrenheit oven for up to 30 minutes. Carefully lift the parchment sheets up and place on a plate. Serve your guests. Do not bake the completed butterflies at a higher temperature or the wings and antenna will burn.