For all the people out there who are constantly worried about their weight every time that you order fried chicken, but love it so much! Here are two delicious recipes for baked chicken snacks that taste absolutely great, but wont add to your waistline. The best part is that these recipes are great to make for your kids, who are constantly clamoring for more fried food. This is a way for them to enjoy all the taste, but none of the unhealthiness of deep fried foods.
1. Recipe For Honey And Mustard Glazed Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Strips
Aren’t you tired of trying to get your kids to start eating healthier food instead of the deep fried chicken that they’re always insisting upon? Well, here’s a recipe that has been tried and tested. One that will actually make your kids ask for more! The chicken strips are wrapped in crispy bacon and glazed with a honey-mustard sauce with a hint of paprika to give a sweet, yet slightly spicy kick.
Preparation Time : 35 Minutes
Cooking Time : 30 Minutes
Serves : 4
List Of Ingredients:
Chicken Breast (boneless) – 1 pound
Streaky Bacon (thinly sliced) – 20 strips
Honey – 1/2 cup
Dijon Mustard – 1 tablespoon
Thyme (freshly chopped) – 2 tsp
Garlic (finely chopped) – 1/2 tsp (optional)
Freshly ground Paprika – 1 tsp
Fresh lemon zest – 1 tsp
Black pepper (freshly ground – 1/2 tsp
Apple Cider Vinegar – 1 tsp
Step-By-Step Guide For Preparation:
Cut the chicken breast into twenty even strips. Preheat oven to 350 F (175 C).
Mix the honey, mustard, thyme, garlic, paprika, lemon zest, pepper and vinegar in a small bowl. Separate the marinade into two portions. Drizzle the first portion over the chicken strips and let it set for a duration of about thirty minutes.
Once the chicken has been marinated, start wrapping the streaky bacon around it. Once done, line a baking pan with greased parchment paper. Place the bacon-wrapped chicken on the pan. Using a pastry brush, coat the chicken with half of the remaining marinade.
Bake in the oven for about 10-15 minutes until the bacon starts turning brown. Remove the pan and flip over the chicken strips. Coat the other side with the remaining marinade using the pastry brush. Bake for another 15 minutes until the bacon turns crisp and brown.
Pull the pan out of the oven and drizzle with a hint of thyme and paprika. Your dish is now ready to be served. You can now let the kids gorge themselves without any worries!
2. Recipe For Baked Chicken Fingers With A Creamy Garlic Herb Dip
This dish is a healthy, baked substitute for the usual deep fried chicken fingers. It can be made very quickly and requires minimum preparation time and skill. Paired with a low calorie dip which can be made in minutes, this preparation is an excellent alternative for kids and can also be your go-to snack for small evening parties and gatherings.
Preparation Time – 25 Minutes
Cooking Time – 20 Minutes
Serves – 4
(Low Calorie Garlic Herb Dip) List Of Ingredients:
Low fat Cream Cheese – 1/2 a cup
Buttermilk – 1/4th cup
Garlic (grated) – 2 cloves
Fresh Parsley (minced)
Pinch of salt
Freshly Ground Pepper – 1/6th tsp
Put all ingredients together and blend it until it is smooth and creamy. Serve refrigerated with a drizzle of freshly chopped parsley.
(Chicken Fingers) List Of Ingredients:
Plain Bread Crumbs – 1 cup
Plain Corn Flakes (crushed) – 1 cup
All purpose flour – 1/3rd cup
Eggs (beaten) – 2
Chicken Breast (boneless) – 1 1/2 pounds
Freshly ground pepper – 1/2 tsp
Freshly ground paprika – 1/2 tsp
Garlic powder – 1/2 tsp
Brown Sugar – 2 tbsp
A pinch of salt
Vegetable Oil – 3 tbsp
(Chicken Fingers) Step-By-Step Guide For Preparation:
Preheat oven to 350 F (175 C).
Mix the crushed corn flakes, bread crumbs, pepper, salt, paprika, garlic powder, brown sugar and salt in a flat pan or a dish with edges. Pour the oil slowly into the mixture while mixing it with your hands. This is the coating mixture that will give the chicken its crunchy texture. Make sure that it is evenly mixed and has no clumps.
Cut the chicken breast into strips and then into smaller cubes. Turn these cubes in the eggs first, then the flour, then the eggs again, and finally the coating mixture. Repeat this until you have an even coating around the chicken cubes.
Arrange these cubes in a pan lined with greased baking parchment. Bake the chicken in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until the tenders become crisp and golden-brown. Pull out of the oven and serve with the garlic herb dip for a delicious evening snack.
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