Friday, February 26, 2010

Shopping, Baking & Healthy Chicken Fingers

The other day I was introduced to a family of online shops that I did not know existed. Or at least I did not know about all of them. I was completely amazed at the 200+ available sites to shop from carrying everything from kids bedding to cookware.  As I began searching through the CSN sites my first stop was of course at the bakeware and dinnerware.  I was so excited when I saw my dishes on there. They are by Signature Houseware. I was even more excited when I realized they carried the accent pieces to go with them. So get ready for an upcoming post where I will be doing a review on the baking dish in my plate pattern. 
I am excited to see what creative ways I will be able to use it and share with you.  I will definitely be purchasing more pieces from them as well as searching their kids bedding for my little princess a  room makeover. 
Oh My, So many projects going on at one time here at the Cookie Girl's home. Will I ever finish them all? I ask myself why I add more to the mix but I just can't help myself. So once again, I add this extra baking project to the list today. I am off to make a birthday cake for my Father in Law's 70th birthday.  I am pretty lost on what I will do for the decorations but I am sure something will come together. I will post about it later if I survive from NOT eating the frosting. :)
Before I enter into the baking zone  I would like to leave you with a healthy recipe that you can try this weekend.  I promise that you will like it.  Here you gooooooo.......

Baked Chicken Fingers

4 - 5 slices of Double Fiber Bread (dried out and ground into bread crumbs)
2 Tbs. Italian Seasoning (I use the Herby Organic Seasoning)
2 Tbs. Grated Parmesan Cheese
3 Tbs. Water
1/2 C. MCT Oil
3 Medium Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts (about 2 lbs.)
2 egg whites
I can't believe it's not butter Spray

Directions: Dry out your bread slices by placing a bakers rack on a cookie sheet.
Then laying the bread slices on top of the rack and bake in a 200 degree oven for about 10-15 minutes or until the bread is dry to touch.  Process the bread in a food processor to get a  small crumb texture.
 Add the Italian herbs and parmesan cheese and mix together.
Store in an airtight container until ready to use.
Wash and pat dry the chicken breasts and cut into strips the size of chicken fingers.
Whisk together the italian dressing mix, vinegar, water and MCT oil until completely blended.
In a bowl, add the chicken and dressing mix. Marinate this for about 1 hour or overnight.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Line a baking sheet with foil.
Pour the bread crumbs into a shallow pie plate.
Whisk 2 egg whites in a seperate pie plate.
Dip each chicken stip into the egg whites and then roll in the bread crumbs to coat. (they will not be coated completely. This is okay. )
Place the strips on the lined baking sheet.  Spritz with the butter spray.
Bake for 20-30 minutes turning the strips half way through.

Serve on a salad or with veggies. You can even use these for appetizers with a great dip.


Breaded Chicken Fingers


  1. Could I just buy it already made. Looks delicious. One day when I'm no longer working for a living, I'll cook up your recipes.

  2. Hi Sprout! You know the Muse's kitchen loves poultry recipes!
    PS...I linked this! :)

  3. I will have to give them a try! They look tasty I know they are on the low-fat plan!

  4. It looks really good!!! yum! I love chicken!


  5. Oh boy my favorite with hot sauce~ these look great!!!!!! thanks for sharing...mouth watering pictures!~

  6. Thanks for the savvy recipe! My boys love chicken fingers and this will be great because it's healthy too! Cheers~

  7. We love chicken finger in our house, great pics!!

    love ya blog girl--followed ya!!


  8. Bragg's is awesome! Great chicken recipe! Have a terrific weekend!

  9. I love Braggs. I use it all the time because it fits so well into a GF diet. Great blog! I did a CSN giveaway last month and it was fun! Can't wait to hear about yours!

  10. This looks great, can't wait to try it! And I'm super excited about the pb brownies. My tummy thanks you, but my thighs do not :)

    Stopping by from SITS :)

  11. Normally I say I admire from afar the baking and calories associated with the DIVINE treats you show us... This time I WILL be making this one. WE love the chicken strips and this one is healthy! Thanks for this recipe.

  12. thanks for stopping by Couponning101 today - you have an email!
    Love the idea for the healthy chicken strips! Thanks for finding my blog through SITS and you now have a new follower :)
    Heather from Couponning101 and Acting Balanced

  13. Looks really delicious! My son really loves this and I like baking them too instead of frying. I came across your site from the Foodieblogroll and I really loved reading your posts. If you won't mind, I'd love to guide Foodista widget at the end of this blog post and you're all set. Thanks!

  14. Howdy again. I made this tonight and it tasted great. I had some sticking problems but will spray the foil with the pam before laying the strips down and when flipping... Problem will be solved!

    Thanks for this recipe. I will be using often now. :)

  15. Hello! I found this blog in Foodista and followed it here. This is actually a cool Baked Chicken Fingers recipe. Keep it up and I may see you on Food Network one day. By the way, did you know you can place more Foodista widget? A friend of mine placed proper Foodista widget at the end of her latest blogs and the numbers of her readers increased. Interesting isn’t it?


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