Thursday, December 29, 2011


My hubs has a lot of great qualities. Being a super-adventurous eater is not one of them. To give credit where credit is due (and before he leaves a sarcastic comment on this post), he does try almost everything, and he is always willing to check out a new local eatery and sample random menu items.

Howevs, when given the choice, he is perfectly content subsisting on things most five-year olds prefer, such as pepperoni bread, Chex Mix, Chipotle and pizza. Therefore, I wasn't the least bit surprised when he offered up "chicken fingers" as his suggested meal for this week.

Luckily for the hubs, chicken finger recipes are pretty common in the clean/healthy eating world, so I had plenty of recipes to choose from.

Oven-Fried Chicken Nuggets
Source: Betty Crocker's Low-Fat, Low-Cholesterol Cooking Today (2000)

  • 2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (used pre-cut chicken tenders)
  • 3/4 c. cornflakes cereal (used cornflake crumbs)
  • 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp salt (skip)
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp pepper (skip)
  • 1/3 c. buttermilk
  • Cooking spray
  • Heat oven to 400 degrees. Line pan with foil and spray. Cut chicken into 2-inch pieces.
  • Place cereal, flour, salt, paprika and pepper into blender. Cover and blend on medium until cereal is reduced to crumbs. Pour into bowl. (Did not use a blender - just combined ingredients.)
  • Place chicken and buttermilk in a heavy-duty resealable bag. Seal and let stand 5 mins, turning once. Dip chicken into cereal mixture and coat. Place on pan. Spray chicken with cooking spray.
  • Bake uncovered for about 30 mins or until baked through. (This took only about 15 mins to bake, btw)
Yield: 6 servings
Per serving: 270 cals; 6g fat (2g saturated); 90mg chol; 670mg sodium; 20g carbs; 35g protein

It will come as no surprise that this was a big hit with both the kid and the hubs. It may also come as no surprise that I thought it was kind of bland, but I used a delish bbq sauce to liven it up (Old Carolina - 35mg sodium, btw). But, what I really liked about this recipe was how easy-peasy it was to throw together - perfect for a busy evening.

Three Forks

Shhh... I love Axl! 

1 comment:

  1. If you don't love chicken fingers, you aren't American. That is all.