OVEN-FRIED CHICKEN STRIPS








OVEN-FRIED CHICKEN STRIPS AND AN AWARD
This is my friend’s recipe. I tried making a few changes and ended up completely changing the whole method. In the original method, my friend dipped the marinated chicken in eggs, rolled them in bread crumbs, and then fried them in butter. I got the wacky idea of substituting the eggs with ground flaxseed and since ground flaxseed was a healthy substitution, I thought why not to bake the chicken instead of shallow frying them in butter. My chicken did turn out pretty good. It tasted like the original version, the strips were crispy, and wow…I just made a healthy fried chicken :)

I am sending my recipe to The Potluck Chicken” hosted my dear friend Viki from http://elitefoods.blogspot.com/.

Now coming back to the recipe:

INGREDIENTS:
1. White meat chicken breasts, 4, medium-sized ones.
2. Ground flaxseed, 2 tablespoons.
3. Whole wheat bread crumbs, 1-1/2 cups.
4. Salt and pepper as per taste.
5. Vinegar, 1 tablespoon, (optional).

PREPARATION:
Cut the chicken into thin strips. Add salt, pepper, and vinegar to the chicken pieces and let them marinade for an hour. They can also be left overnight in the fridge to let the marinade soak in throughout the chicken. Prepare a paste with the ground flaxseed by adding ½ cup of water. It should be thick enough to coat the chicken strips. Create a work station by arranging a well-greased cookie sheet first, followed by a bowl filled with the bread crumbs, the ground flaxseed paste next, and the chicken strips after them. Take the chicken strips, dip them in the ground flaxseed paste, and then coat them with the bread crumbs. Arrange the strips on the cookie sheet leaving sufficient space between each strip. Spray all the pieces with any nonstick cooking spray and bake them at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes depending upon the thickness of the chicken strips used. Serve hot with tomato sauce or ketchup.

34 comments:

Shreya said...

grt chicken fingers!congrats on the award:-)

Chitra said...

congrats on ur well deserved award..fried chicken loooks good.cant try r taste,am a vegetarian:)nice entry for the event!!

Suparna said...

hi,
gita you've made it into a totaly healthy dish :) good one with sauce :) Congratulations on ur award! wish u many more :)
TC

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

woww...lookin delicious..congrads for ur award dear.. :)

Nath said...

served with fried potatoes and sauce... perfect....;)
btw congrat for your award..

Parita said...

hey dear..you deserved it...many more to come.:)

Yasmeen said...

Delicious! flaxseed crust sounds very healthy.congrats on your well-deserved award:)

Kalyani said...

Very nice recipe .. congrats on the award .. will try this ...

Trupti said...

strips looks delicious Geeta, congrats on ur well deserved award

Vrinda said...

With ground flaxseed,this chicken is indeed a healthy one..i also try to add this flax seed in many dishes,even in cakes..congrats on ur award Gita..

Priya said...

Wat a brilliant idea of using flax seed Gita...excellent...looks very crispy and prefect..

Congrats on the award!

Cham said...

The chicken looks perfectly crispy!

Smitha said...

Anyhting oven fried is a winner for me. Nice recipe

Jeena said...

Lovely chicken strips especially with the nutty taste of flax yummy.

Seena said...

Without oil, its great, so I can eat more than usual.. :)

Poornima Nair said...

Awesome dish Gita...great that its baked.

Renuka said...

chicken strips looks yumm..prefect entry for the event..congrats on your award...

Vicky Xavier. said...

Very healthy chicken recipe dear. will certainly make a carbo-free dinner. want to grab a piece:)
Thanks for sending it to the event.

Superchef said...

looks delicious!! and congrats on the award!!

n33ma said...

Congrats on the award.Good option of using flax seeds.

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

mmm, this is a very healthy one not deep frying and the oven must ahve reduced most of the work... looks very crispy and looks like those served in the fast food...

Pooja said...

I love this recipe. The chicken strips look crispy and delicious. Love the addition of flaxseed..adds to nutritional value! Amazing!

Pooja said...

Yummy chicken fingers gita...congrats on your award..

Laavanya said...

Congrats on your award Gita and thanks for passing it onto all of us.

Purva Desai said...

Congrats on the award.....chicken strips looks really tempting nice entry for the event

Vani said...

Looks crispy and nice, Gita!

Pavithra said...

Congrats on your award !!!!Chicken is looking delish dear..keep rocking

Priti said...

Wonderful....that sure healthy...Congrats on your award

Tina said...

wow mouthwatering nd healthy chicken strips.....

Kitchen Flavours said...

Oh wow love the crunchy outside and juicy inside.....Awesome....Congrats on the award...

Ammu said...

Wow! cruncy and crispy chicken fingers. Mouth watering gita.

ARUNA said...

gorgeous strips and congrats on ur award Gita!

Rahin said...

congratulations! on the award n the yummylicious chicken

Anu said...

chicken strips looks yummy..