Wednesday, February 20, 2008

What's Cooking Wednesday!!! - Dolly's Homemade Chicken Fingers

Yes, I know you've all been waiting for this day to come along! It's time for my first "what's cooking Wednesday" post. Now I've decided to use a recipe that I recently tried and have made about 3 times since and will probably have again this week I like it so much. I've tried on a friend and on my sweetheart who both liked it as well. If you have kids.. you'll especially like this one!

Now I must tell you... it's hard for me to give exact measurements as I'm the type that will adjust things a million times and play around so it's never exactly the same. I encourage you to play with the taste of this recipe as well! Let the suspense be over.. here it is folks:

Dolly's Homemade Chicken Fingers

3 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1/2 cup mayo
1 tsp curry
1 tsp lemon juice
8 drops hot sauce
1/2 pack Premium Plus crackers
3/4 tsp seasoning salt
2 tsp dried parsley

Preheat oven to 375%.

Crush up 1/2 pack of crackers in a ziplock sandwich bag. ( I use the bottom of a heavy beer mug) until it looks like bread crumbs. Add seasoning salt and dried parsley. Shake up and set aside.

Mix mayo, curry, lemon juice and hot sauce in a bowl. (Taste test and play around with it if you like - also you could make more and set aside to dip in if you like).

Cut chicken into strips.

Coat chicken in mayo mix and then toss around in the cracker mix until fully covered. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 15 minutes, turn them over and bake for another 15.

Easy and delicious. These are all items that are regularly stored in cupboards so its very convenient for me. I usually steam some veggies and have a baked or mashed potato with it. They are so tasty they don't even need a dip. Use the size of the breast to determine how many strips you will get out of it. Leftovers are just as yummy!

The best things about making your own are it's inexpensive and you can control what you're eating. If you want less salt, put less. If you want to use low fat mayo then do it. No preservatives here folks!

* I made this last night and added a little more curry and sweetheart added some Frank's hot sauce (in addition to the Tabasco I usually use) . Delicious! We're both in love with this recipe.


Canadian Saver said...

This looks like a great recipe! Thanks for sharing :-)

Dolly Iris said...

You won't be sorry if you try this one! mmm mmm good