Meal Planning Monday – Baked Parmesan Chicken Fingers

I’ll admit, I play favorites when it comes to cooking and blogging. Chicken and pork are my go-to’s for meat because they are so easy to season and so fun to add your own flavors.

This is another chicken recipe – BUT – as I was taking its pictures, I realized I don’t think I’ve done a single steak recipe. So I have some steak in the fridge now that I’m going to try to blog about for you in a few weeks. So, stay tuned.

In the mean time – deal with another chicken recipe. Hahahaha.

Sometimes when I make these I make them into chicken nuggets. I cut the strips into smaller pieces of chicken and dredge them in the egg and then shake them up in a bag with the bread crumb mixture. Depends on if I feel like cutting them all up into small pieces or not.

My best friend cuts my hair. Everyone should have one of these in their lives. I recently recruited her to cut my boys’ hair, too. So she packed up her family of 4 and came over and we made dinner and got haircuts. It was really nice because it gave us an excuse to get together and with our husbands.

I made these chicken fingers because kids love chicken fingers (our babies will eat anything though) and adults can eat them too. I like to serve mine with bbq sauce, but you can do ranch, ketchup, honey mustard – whatever. I don’t judge, remember? 😉

*4-5 Boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1 inch strips
*1 cup of bread crumbs (I like to use Panko)
*1/2 cup shredded or grated Parmesan cheese (shredded works better, but grated gets the job done)
*1 tablespoon dried parsley
*1 tablespoon dried oregano
*(You can also just use 2 tablespoons of Italian seasoning if you don’t have parsley and oregano)
*2 eggs, beaten
*Cooking spray (optional)

*Preheat oven to 350.
*Season the chicken strips with salt and pepper.
*In a bowl or pie tin, mix together bread crumbs, cheese, parsley and oregano (or Italian seasoning)
*In a separate bowl or pie tin, beat the 2 eggs.
*Season the chicken strips with salt and pepper.
*Dredge the chicken strips in the egg, then the breadcrumb mixture.
*Place the chicken onto a foil lined pan.
*If desired, spray the tops of the chicken tenders with cooking spray. This will help them crisp up in the oven.
*Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until chicken is cooked.
*Serve with your favorite chicken tender dipping sauce. (Buffalo sauce for Dan, BBQ or Ranch for me, and ketchup for Dylan)

If you are making them into nuggets, it takes a little less time. This is another favorite in our house!

Happy Cooking!

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