Crispy Oven Baked Chicken Fingers
I am a Cane's and Slims kind of girl. I crave ranch and chicken fingers on the daily. I blame this on chicken finger Friday from my college days. The downfall is that fried chicken is not friendly on the waistline. I was craving a "homey" kind of meal and wanted to come up with a healthier version of chicken fingers. I also love Mac & Cheese. If I was on death row... that is what I would want. A steak, sweet potato, and mac & cheese. If you are looking for chicken fingers that are healthy and super easy... these are for you :) Bare with me as I try to get more diligent at posting "post worthy" recipes and not my "let's see what I have in my fridge and can whip up for dinner" meals. In regards to these chicken fingers.. they are a home run in my book.
Side note: I served my chicken fingers with homemade ranch and Annie's mac and cheese! Brent wanted buffalo sauce in his so he added some to the ranch and mac and cheese. Not my kind of thing... but hey!
Fun fact: Frozen chicken tenderloins have become my BFF. The get out about a pound at a time and thaw it in the fridge overnight and they are ready for my meal prepping or an easy dinner. Plus... they are way cheaper than buying poultry fresh.
1.5 lbs of chicken tenderloins
2 cups Panko + 1/4 cup of grated parmesan cheese
1/2 tbs + 1/2 tbs Garlic Powder
1/2 tbs + 1/2 tbs Onion Powder
1/2 tsp + 1/2 tsp Paprika (note the measurement change)
Salt and pepper
Directions: Preheat oven to 430 Degrees
Line a baking sheet with tin foil and spray non-stick cooking spray on the sheet
Place 1 cup on panko and 1/4 cup of parmesan on a plate
Add 1/2 Tbs of onion powder, garlic powder, 1/2 tsp of paprika and salt and pepper (set aside)
Crack two eggs into a shallow bowl and beat until mixed (set beside the panko plate)
WE WILL BE DOING THESE IN BATCHES to avoid the panko balling up (I have made this mistake too many times)
First batch: Take half of the raw tenderloins and place on a plate
Your line up should be as followed: Raw chicken, eggs, seasoned panko and greased sheet