Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Spicy little strips

I came across this recipe a few months back on the WC and I finally got around to trying it. My husband and I really enjoyed them. I did substitute panko (Japanese breadcrumbs) for the Italian seasoned breadcrumbs and it made the chicken strips very crispy. Just the way I like them. I also added some lots of garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, and a touch of salt and pepper to the breadcrumbs.

I did make some modifications to make this healthier.
*Used whole wheat panko instead of regular bread crumbs
*Used whole wheat flour instead of regular
*Used 1 whole egg and 1 egg white

Spicy Crispy Chicken Strips
(Source: Nestie MaryEllen)

- 1 lb thin sliced chicken breasts, trimmed and cut into long 1-inch wide strips
- 1 cup Italian bread crumbs
- Spices (about 1-2 tbs each): garlic powder, cayenne pepper, red pepper flakes
- Dried parsley
- Option: ¼ c finely shredded Parmesan cheese
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1 cup flour
- Cooking spray

- Preheat oven to 400 degrees
- Spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray
- Mix bread crumbs with spices; add in cheese if you are using it and mix
- Dip chicken strips in flour, then egg, then bread crumb mixture; put the strips on the cookie sheet
- Bake for 7 min, flip the strips and bake for 7 more minutes; then turn the broiler on for 1-2 min


CandiceM said...

These sound really good. We love spicy food!

Carrie said...

Those look awesome!!!!

Jessica said...

Your pic looks great! I like thi smeal!

Renea said...

I made these a while back and thought they were pretty tasty. I like your modifications. Yours look better than mine did!

Shawnda said...

Looks awesome! I still haven't cooked with panko yet. DH loves his chicken strips super crispy so panko sounds like the best way to go!

Gillian said...

Another one of your recipes that I'm trying out this weekend! Your blog is great! :)