It was one of those weekends.... very hectic, too little sleep, and lots of junk food. My daughter went to her first overnight camp and didn't care for the food they served, so she lived off of snack shop (junk) food. My son had a friend sleep over, and I can't even bear to put in writing what they ate! (I will only say beef jerky and Mountain Dew were on the list.) So today I made this healthy chicken dish for dinner. I know - there are plenty of baked chicken recipes out there.... I like this variation because it has FLAVOR. I don't really care to eat healthy food if it's lacking flavor. The chicken strips are dipped in an egg white and milk mixture with added Dijon mustard and garlic. The bread crumbs that coat the chicken are given an extra kick with paprika and basil. The dipping sauce just adds an extra punch of flavor, and it only takes 3 ingredients to make. This could be a great weeknight meal with some advanced prep work. I served it tonight with garlic mashed potatoes and green beans.
Before I post the recipe, I want to thank Susan from The Weekly Sweet Experiment for giving me the Liebster award. I love Susan's blog, and I hope you'll stop by and visit her. She does wonderful desserts - cookies, cupcakes, candies, cakes, you name it - anything sweet! She does adorable holiday-themed treats too. I'm rather new to the blogging community, and Susan has been one of the most friendly and welcoming bloggers I've come across. Thank you Susan!!
A Liebster Blog Award is given to talented and loved bloggers who have less than 200 followers.
There are a few rules that go with accepting the award:
-Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog.
-Link back to the blogger who presented the award to you.
-Copy and paste the blog award on your blog.
-Present the Liebster Blog Award to 5 blogs of 200 followers or less who you feel deserve to be noticed.
-Let them know they have been chosen by leaving a comment at their blog.
As I said, I'm new to all of this and haven't really been following blogs for very long. I have noticed that some bloggers don't participate in awards, and I completely understand. But I have picked out 5 blogs that I like, and if any of these ladies does not wish to participate, I will certainly not be offended. But at least you'll know your blog is loved....
Neha's blog: From My Heart
Julie's blog: Julie's Eats and Treats
Dawn's blog: Words of Deliciousness
Mary Kay's blog: Just for Cooking
Balvinder's blog: Gluten-Free Food
There you go.... I hope everyone appreciates being recognized for their awesome blogs : )
Now, back to that recipe....
Seasoned Chicken Strips with Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce
Here's what you need for the chicken strips:
- 1 lb. boneless chicken strips (I had about 1-1/2 lbs. and there was enough of everything to coat them.)
- 2 egg whites
- 1/3 c. 1% or skim milk
- 1 tbsp. Dijon mustard
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 c. dry bread crumbs (I used the seasoned crumbs.)
- 1 tsp. dried basil
- 1 tsp. paprika
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp. pepper
In a shallow bowl , combine the egg whites, milk, Dijon mustard, and garlic. In another shallow dish, combine the bread crumbs, basil, paprika, salt, and pepper.
Dip each chicken strip in the egg mixture, then roll in the bread crumb mixture and coat thoroughly. Place on the baking dish. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 - 18 minutes or until juices run clear.
While the chicken is baking, mix up some Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce:
You need just 3 ingredients (plus salt):
- 1/4 c. Dijon mustard
- 1/4 c. local honey
- 1 tsp. rice vinegar
- salt to taste (optional - maybe just a pinch)