Back-To-School Baked Chicken Fingers and Fixins!

This “recipe of the week” comes from Janelle at Comfy In the Kitchen.  This is a sure kid pleaser and a healthy back-to-school dinner! 

Janelle writes:

 Nothin fancy about it Ladies! But, it’s still tasty! (and I trimmed some fat/calories too!)

Many people have asked me what I do for weeknight dinner planning. How do I know what to make? What do I pair with what? How do I make something quick, easy, tasty, healthy…

Well, this is just one dinner “on the go” that I made last week.

Football season has started, which means I have to say goodbye to my boys (coach hubby and my son) a lot quicker than I would like in the evenings. So, dinner needs to be set out by 5:15 and by 5:45 -we have prayed, have eaten, and have said goodbye for the second half of our evening! *tear*

Just because we are a busy family doesn’t mean that we must  run through McDonald’s every night (I must admit, I have made those trips though!)…but I also know that I just can’t make huge elaborate dinners every night either. This is where the “easy middle” comes in…

My goal is this:

Meat, Starch, Veggie

That’s it!

These are homemade baked chicken fingers. They are SO easy. I baked them on the top rack of the oven…

And placed red potatoes on the bottom rack.  I rolled them in olive oil and covered them in salt-

I baked them at 425 for 45 mins. These were set in before the chicken fingers because they take longer to cook. But, they can both be cooked in a high degree oven! That helps!

While those two items were baking, I sauteed asparagus on the stove in olive oil. I added salt and cracked pepper.

This is my plate (I typically show you my hubby’s plate, lol) A little honey mustard for the baked chicken fingers is on the side…I topped the small red potato with a squirt of ” I can’t believe it’s not butter” a tsp of cheddar cheese and a sprinkle of bacon crumbles.

It helped to have a Veggie Tale plate advertising the Asparagus. But, my children call

Asparagus green noodles anyways..lol.

 

Baked Chicken Fingers

(serves 6)

6 chicken breasts (1 breast per person cut into thirds -fat trimmed off)

3 egg whites (in an individual bowl)

1 cup bread crumbs (in an individual bowl)

salt and pepper

Preheat oven to 425

Rinse chicken, pat dry and remove fat. Cut into thirds. Dip chicken pieces into egg whites then roll in bread crumbs. Foil line a cookie sheet (easy cleanup) Spray cooking sheet with Pam. Salt and pepper chicken fingers and spray the tops with cooking spray. Bake for 20 mins until cooked through. Serve with honey mustard or BBQ sauce.

 

***Wow Janelle!  I love it and this will definately be hitting my dinner table next week when we start our first week back-to-school! Thanks for an entire meal idea!  I love it!  I hope you all enjoy it too!

Walk with the King,


If you are in need of some fresh new recipes for the fall – then visiting Janelle’s blog at Comfy In the Kitchen  is a must!  She also has a Feasting In Fellowship Friday Link-Up Party happening right now – join the fun!! 

Comments

  1. says

    Yep, we have a new dinner here. It’s so simple! Thanks Janelle. And I LOVE asparagus!! I’m the only one who will eat it but I buy it anyways! :)
    We always have those ingredients on hand, too.

    My dinners are the exactly same: meat, starch, veggie.

    We’ll have this tomorrow since it’s grocery night! :)

  2. Momofthree says

    This looks delicious! I am wondering if these chicken fingers could be frozen after being cooked?
    Some days I don’t even have the little extra time that it takes to prep these and I would rather have chicken fingers like these in the freezer than ones from the store.

  3. says

    Mom of 3- yes maam! A perfect idea…bake them first, let them cool- then place them in ziplocs in the amount you would microwave. Good thinkin Mama!

    • Momofthree says

      Thanks! I will be making a big batch of these tomorrow night while the kiddos are in bed….who knew that one day I would be excited about freezer cookng on a Saturday night? ;)

  4. says

    I keep trying to figure out how I can make a large batch of chicken fingers, freeze them and heat them up when needed like I would with the store bought version. I wonder if these would work? I’ll have to try it out. Much healthier than a dino bite.
    :)

  5. says

    Hi Courtney & Janelle

    Wonderful recipe! Too bad I have my mealplan for next week all ready, but sure the week after!

    Have a wonderful & sunny weekend!
    Greetings from Germany
    Katja

  6. says

    Wow! Talk about dressing up the chicken fingers. I know this would be a hit at my house. I would love it if you could share this post on my first blog hop “Thrifty Peach Blog Hop” that debuted 8/16/11. I know that my readers would love this! Or, stop by next Tuesday and share.

    I hope you have a blessed weekend!

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