Baked Rosemary Chicken Strips with Homemade Dip Trio

1 Feb

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Serves 4-6

Frozen chicken nuggets. Delish?  Not so much—unless you’re a five-year-old.  But every once in awhile, you have that craving and—pow!  They hit your stomach like a brick.  Well, my dear, serves you right.  That pseudo-vegan diet of yours has made your stomach weak in your day.  So  make a healthier, homemade version.  Baked Rosemary Chicken Strips are crispy on the outside, tender on the inside and so much fitter for a young-at-heart grown up like you.

Ingredients:

Chicken:

1 lb. organic chicken breast

Salt & pepper

¼ C. veggie oil

½ C. panko breadcrumbs

¼ C. shredded Parmesan cheese

2 sprigs rosemary, minced

Chipotle Ketchup:

¼ C. ketchup

1 Tbsp. lime juice

1 tsp. cumin

¼ tsp. cayenne pepper

Honey Mustard:

¼ C. Dijon mustard

2 Tbsp. local honey

Tangy Yogurt with Dill:

¼ C. non-fat Greek yogurt

1 Tbsp. lemon juice

1 Tbsp. fresh dill, minced

Directions: 

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Rub chicken with salt and pepper.  Cut into thin strips, creating at least four per breast.  Pour oil into a medium bowl.  In a separate medium bowl, combine breadcrumbs, cheese and rosemary.  One at a time, dip the chicken into the oil and then into the breadcrumb mixture until every strip is coated.

Get a large, non-stick fry pan going on medium heat.  Sear each strip for two minutes on each side, flipping with tongs, and transfer to a baking dish.  Bake in oven for 12-15 minutes.  Serve warm with dipping sauces.

For the trio of sauces, whisk ingredients together using separate mixing bowls to avoid mixing flavors.

FOOD THAT LOVES YOU, TOO:  If you’re into eating meat, chicken is a good low fat option and an excellent source of protein.  It’s also a good promoter of strong bones and boasts a great deal of selenium, which is essential for promoting good metabolism.

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3 Responses to “Baked Rosemary Chicken Strips with Homemade Dip Trio”

  1. shaynamarks February 1, 2012 at 7:13 pm #

    looks so yummy!!

  2. foodiloveyou February 2, 2012 at 11:35 pm #

    Thanks, Shaynie! They are delish! And so easy to make! Try them out, or even better, come on up and I’ll make them for you! xxo

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