Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins
These are delicious! And much more cost-effective than buying chicken nuggets. Nice and juicy, yet crisp on the outside, too. Yummy, yummy! For an Italian twist, omit chili powder and substitute Italian seasonings. Makes two dinner servings, or 4 lunch/appetizer servings.
- 2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
- 1 egg, beaten
- 2 cups finely crushed cracker crumbs or 2 cups plain breadcrumbs
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1⁄4 teaspoon table salt or 1⁄4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1⁄4 teaspoon chili powder
- Cut chicken breasts into thin strips, about one inch wide.
- Longer sections can be cut in half to have uniform pieces.
- Mix cracker crumbs and seasonings well.
- Dip chicken pieces into egg mixture, then dredge in crumb mixture.
- Place on baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray.
- Bake at 375 degrees F, for 10-12 minutes, until crispy on outside and lightly browned.
- Dip into favorite sauce, or enjoy just as they are!
I used chicken tenders, which I left whole since they are so small. Used Ritz crackers and the seasonings as listed. Baked for 15 minutes and turned the tenders over halfway through so they would brown on both sides. While the chicken was moist, tender and a pretty golden color, we could not taste any seasoning and found them to be very bland unless dipped into barbecue sauce.
Very moist on the inside and crunchy on the outside. Mixed half parmesean cheese wth the bread crumbs. Cooked 10 minutes then flipped them over and cooked another 10 minutes. Also dotted them with butter before baking. Thank you for such a nice recipe. My family and I enjoyed the recipe very much.
We really enjoyed these! I cut my strips pretty thin, but still had to bake for 15 minutes instead of 10-12. Made them a bit more healthful by using two egg whites instead of one whole egg. Also bumped up the spice by combining 1 c. seasoned breadcrumbs, 1/2 c. Panko, 1/2 c. whole wheat flour, 2 tbsp. jambalaya spice, and 1 tsp. cayenne pepper for the breading -- had tons left over, so I would probably only use 1 c. next time. Thanks for the recipe!