Oh how I love (and need) comfort food and honestly anything that is crispy and fried seems to bring me delicious comfort- my favorite- chicken strips. I know it sounds terrible but sometimes you just really want something fried! Thanks to creative and healthy cooking I can get my chicken strip fix without the calories or the grease or the salt or the frying!
I start by making a flavorful breading.
Bread crumbs- Panko bread crumbs make THE BEST crispy breading- they are a crispy, VERY crispy Japanese version of bread crumbs.
All purpose seasoning that has dried garlic, onion powder,oregano, sage and parsley
Lots of thyme (because I LOVE it)
A dash of salt
and lots of pepper
Next I use a spicy dijon mustard to coat the chicken tenders.
Coat both sides of boneless skinless chicken breast tenderloins with the mustard.
Coat each side of the tenders in the breading mixture.
Place the chicken tenders on a baking sheet.
I coated the sheet with a little olive oil to get the chicken even more crispy when they bake.
Bake at 400 degrees for about 30 minutes or until the coating starts turn
crispy and brown.
Serve as an appetizer with dipping sauce,
or with a salad and potatoes for dinner. And most importantly ENJOY that fact that they were NOT fried!