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Cheesy Chicken Crunchers

What’s another name for chicken fingers? Cheesy chicken crunchers! Our take on this popular snack is baked, not fried, so it’s healthier than its deep-fried cousin.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup spelt or whole wheat flour
  • ½ tsp each salt and pepper
  • 4 egg whites
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 ½ cups panko bread crumbs
  • 1 cup Bothwell Mild Cheddar, shredded
  • 6 chicken breast filets cut into strips
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Set up three bowls with the following: 1) flour mixed with a pinch of salt and pepper; 2) an egg wash; made by beating the eggs and milk together; 3) panko bread crumbs mixed with cheese.
  3. Coat a 13 x 9 inch baking pan with olive oil.
  4. Dip chicken pieces in the seasoned flour, then into the egg wash.
  5. Then roll them in the cheesy panko mixture, coating the entire piece of chicken and placing it on the baking pan.
  6. Discard any unused panko mixture after coating chicken.
  7. Bake for 25 minutes, turning halfway through to ensure even browning.
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