Monday, January 4, 2010

My Girl Paula: Italian Chicken Sticks

I know appetizers were last week's theme, but I never got around to making this recipe. I found this under appetizers in the Lady & Sons, II cookbook. I made 1/4th of the recipe since it was just two of us eating. It was soooo good. My son dubbed it AWESOME! I made it with a side of alfredo sauce with bowtie noodles.


1 cup seasoned bread crumbs (I used Panko crumbs)
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan (I used Kraft)
1 1/2 tsp dried thyme
1 1/2 tsp dried basil
1 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp garlic powder
Pinch of ground red pepper (used more than a pinch)
8 boneless chicken breast halves, cut into 1/2 inch strips
1/2 cup (1 stick) melted butter
marinara sauce or honey mustard for dipping


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

In a pie plate or platter, combine the bread crumbs, Parmesan, thyme, basil, oregano, salt, garlic powder, and red pepper. Dip the chicken strips in the melted butter, then dredge in bread crumbs mixture.

Place chicken strips in a single layer on a lightly greased baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.

Serve hot with marinara sauce, or serve hot or cold with honey mustard.

Yields: 3-3 1/2 dozen


Donna-FFW said...

A must try for my children, they love chicken 'fingers' where you can dip them.. I like the fact that its baked!

Carrie said...

My family LOVES chicken and I am always looking for new recipes! These Italian Chicken Sticks look amazing!