June 19, 2011

Baked Chicken Fingers

Sweet Pea's Kitchen

This is one of our favorite recipes that we certainly don't make often enough! Honestly, these are the best chicken fingers I have ever had, and they aren't as greasy as fast food! I think I will pair them with corn on the cob tonight. Yum.

Let's get started. You will need:
  • 2 cups breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 1/2 lb chicken tenderloins (or boneless, skinless breasts cut into 3/4-inch strips)

What to do:
  1. Preheat oven to 475 F.  Set a wire rack inside a rimmed baking sheet and spray the rack with cooking spray; set aside. (I used a cookie cooling rack and it worked just fine!)
  2. In a 12 inch skillet, combine the breadcrumbs and canola oil. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, until golden brown. Transfer the breadcrumbs to a wide, shallow dish and set aside to cool.
  3. In a second shallow dish, combine flour, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper.
  4. In a third shallow dish, whisk together egg whites, water, Dijon mustard and thyme until the egg whites are broken up and the mixture is foamy.
  5. Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Dredge each piece of chicken in the flour mixture, shaking to remove excess, then dip in the egg whites coating both sides completely. Finally, place in the toasted breadcrumbs, turning to coat both sides. Transfer to the wire rack and repeat with all chicken tenderloins.
  6. Spray the chicken lightly with cooking spray then bake for 10-12 minutes, or until a meat thermometer reads 165°.
We have served these with Ranch dressing, BBQ sauce, Dijon mustard, and honey mustard and have loved each dipping sauce. What kind of sauce do you dip your chicken fingers in? I'd love to hear other ideas!

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