Friday, August 20, 2010

crispy baked chicken strips


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.

Breading Ingredients-

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


Mix together.


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!


Robbie said...

I have an idea! You need to write a combo cookbook/textile art book! Is that cool or what! We already love your cooking on your blog and you know you could combine the two easily!! i'd buy it for sure! The Artist - She Cooks!

Unknown said...

Yum... I was actually looking for something .. like comfort food but on the light side for dinner tonight...

That sound easy & good... (and healthy - but who's saying!)

Jessica said...

those look so good. I bet it would be tasty to add some parm to the crumb mix.

Noel said...

Oh this recipe is for it♥

Jessica Loughrey said...

sounds yummy

Girls On Blog said...

ıt seems so delicous...i admire your art ..just wanna say hi from Turkey:)

Sherry said...

Easy to do and something even my kids would eat!

Lori said...

Oh wow these look good.. I wish I had some thawed chicken to have these right now. Maybe for supper... hmm

Holly Knitlightly said...

These look soooooooo good. And with spicy dijon mustard? Mmm!!

Jenny said...

These look yummy! I have a similar recipe but you dip the chicken in steamed and pureed broccoli and roll them in crushed pretzels. My kids have no idea they are eating broccoli!

Kirsten said...

I'm making these this week! Thanks for the yummy inspiration!

grayzeee said...

That looks yummy! Thanks for the idea!

dining tables said...

The breading that you made is what caught my attention. It is so new and unusual to me. I wonder how it tastes. I wish I can make that recipe perfectly.

Sherry said...

I made this the other night and it was delicious!!! Thanks for sharing it -- it's now in my "go to" recipes!

Mapiurka said...

thank you very much, love this!

Inquisitive Mind said...

LOVE it! i didn't have spicy dijon - so I just added cayenne pepper to the dijon i had. i didn't have the all spice it showed so i just used salt and pepper. i loved it! my four year old was like "this makes my mouth spicy" - so i tried curbing the spice with ketchup and helped soothe her tongue plain yogurt :) she really enjoyed it - THANK GOODNESS! and it was my first experiment with panko breadcrumbs - something i will definitely be trying again... THANK YOU so much for sharing! : )


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