Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Baked Chicken Fingers with Honey Mustard Sauce

Why buy chicken nuggets when you can make this healthy oven baked chicken fingers? These chicken fingers are lightly coated with whole-grain cereal, panko, almonds and some parmesan cheese. These tasty tenders bake up crisp on the outside, juicy on the inside and paired with tangy honey mustard dipping sauce. I am sure your kids will love these and forget all about the unhealthy fast food.


2-3 pieces of skinless chicken breast – cut into 3/4” long strip
3 tbsp of low fat sour cream
1/2 tsp of garlic powder
½ tsp of paprika
Salt and pepper to taste
1 cup of whole-grain corn cereal or any type of cereal – crush with a rolling pin
½ cup of panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)
1/4 cup of slice almond
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
Salt and pepper

Honey-Mustard Sauce

3 tbsp Dijon mustard
3 tbsp low fat mayonnaise
2 tbsp of lemon juice
2 tbsp honey

1. In a mixing bowl, marinate chicken with sour cream, garlic powder, paprika, salt and pepper for at least an hour.
2. Pre-heat oven to 400 degree F. Prepare baking sheet, line it with aluminum foil. Drizzle a bit of olive oil on the baking sheet.
3. Combined cereal, panko, almond, parmesan cheese, salt and pepper on shallow dish. Mix well.
4. Coat each piece of the chicken with the cereal mix. Arrange on the prepared baking sheet. Drizzle a bit of olive oil on the chicken pieces.
5. Bake for 10 minutes, turn the strips over and continue to bake for another 5 to 10 minutes, until nicely browned and cooked through.
6. Meanwhile, make the dipping sauce. Mix all the ingredients until smooth and creamy.
7. Serve chicken fingers warm or at room temperature with honey mustard dipping sauce.


Christelle said...

Oh yeeees, I love cooked mustard. That's a great recipe, much healthier and probably tastier than the nuggets :) That's on my to do list!
(not that I tried manufactured chicken nuggets, they frighten me, probably no chicken in them, lol!)

Elin Chia said...

Gert, this is indeed healthy and yummilicious chicken fingers...will make this for the Piggies :) don't I wish we were are neighbors :P

Family First said...

May I know what is panko?

chumpman said...

Yea, what's Panko? the recipe looks great! i want to try it tonight :)

Jennifer said...

I love doing chicken similar to this! Yummy and soooo nutritious! I have used/hidden Fiber 1 cereal all crushed instead of Panko many times.

ICook4Fun said...

Christelle, I too love honey mustard. Just like you I am always curious what is in the nuggets. Maybe unwanted part and pieces of the chicken :)

Dietician, thanks for stopping by.

Elin, hope they like it.

Family first, panko is Japanese breadcrumbs.

Chumpman, panko is Japanese breadcrumbs but you can use any type of breadcrumbs. Let me know how it turn out :)

Jennifer, yes is a pretty healthy dish :)

tigerfish said...

That is fabulous snack!

Dori said...

That looks excellent! Perfect little chicken fingers!

Family First said...

Learnt a new word today ... panko!

My Asian Kitchen said...

I should bake chicken instead of fried all the time!! this bake chic of your look great! just bought some cereal,maybe I should bake this for Mishu and Eliot! diet food,eh?

mycookinghut said...

I am really hungry now!! I love chicken fingers... with chili sauce.. yum yum yum!!

Debbie said...

Those look delish! I love the almonds on them.

Little Corner of Mine said...

My girls will love this for sure! Anything crunchy my girls liked and I loved healthy food. :)

ICook4Fun said...

Tigerfish, thank you.

Meeso, thank you.

Family first, you can find panko easily now at the supermarket.

Lesley, yes is much healthier to bake then fry.

Leemei, lets trade your Pad Tai with my chicken fingers :)

Debbie, add almonds add some extra crunch to the chicken fingers.

LCOM, I am sure your girls would love these :)

Valerie K said...

Gert, this looks really good. I will try it soon and trust me I am a big fan of unhealthy nuggets from you know where! Thanks!

ICook4Fun said...

Valerie, try this out and you might like this.

Small Business Marketing said...

...you just gave me a great idea for Fridays dinner with the nieces and nephew!