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Thursday, November 4, 2010

Oven Fried Chicken Strips

Fried chicken makes everyone happy doesn't it? Its one of those "comfort foods" that just makes us all smile. Although the "OIL" factor sometimes keeps some of us from eating it like we might want to (like a lot). This recipe is one that someone gave me at a weight watcher meeting several years back and I make it all of the time. The nice thing about this chicken recipe is that it doesn't taste like you're missing out on anything, its juicy and the chicken is tender...its just a mouthwatering, tasty dish. Give it a try, I think you will enjoy it too. PS...don't tell anyone (hubby and kids) that they are eating "healthy" food for dinner...it can just be "our little secret".

Oven Fried Chicken Strips
1 1/2 c. flour
2 t. onion powder
2 t. garlic powder
2 t. season salt
1 t. salt
1 t. pepper
1/2 t. cayenne pepper

Mix together in a medium bowl and set aside.

3 c. buttermilk, put in a shallow bowl and set aside

3 c. CRUSHED cornflakes, put in a medium bowl and set aside

2 lb. boneless skinless chicken breast cut into strips

Put chicken in flour mixture and coat completely. Dip into buttermilk and then into the crushed cornflakes and coat both sides. Place chicken on a lightly sprayed (cooking spray) baking sheet. Continue until all chicken is coated and placed on the pan. Bake at 375 for 25-30 minutes...turn chicken over after 15 minutes and then continue to cook. Chicken will be done when it's no longer pink.

*Serve with your favorite dipping sauce, our family likes ranch (or course) and barbecue sauce.
*if you want to make this for an appetizer or snack, cut chicken into cubes and follow the same instructions for the strips (although your cooking time might be less). When serving, insert a toothpick into each piece and place on a nice serving plate...makes for a yummy snack thats healthy too.

*PS...leftovers are great!

Happy Cooking~
Julie

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