Pecan Crusted Oven Baked Chicken Fingers

Pecan Crusted Oven Baked Chicken Fingers

Serves 2-4
Meal type Appetizer, Main Dish
Website Food Network

Ingredients

  • 1 cup pecans
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 Tbsp water
  • 2 chicken breasts (cut into strips)

spice mixture

  • 1 1/4 Tsp paprika
  • 1 Tsp salt
  • 1 Tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 Tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 Tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 Tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 Tsp dried thyme

Note

This spice mixture is fantastic sprinkled on veggies and fish and I will sometimes make a double batch to keep some for later. You can also cook up a double batch of chicken fingers and store some in the freezer for an easy and healthy kid-friendly dinner!

Directions

spice mixture
1. Combine all spices and set aside.
2. In a food processor, combine pecans, bread crumbs, and 1 tbsp of spice mixture. Pulse until finely ground and combined (a few larger pieces of nuts is okay...I like a bit of texture). Place in a bowl and set aside.
3. In a separate bowl, Beat egg whites with water and 2 tsp (remaining) of spice mixture.
4. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Dip chicken strips into egg mixture and then into breadcrumbs. Press down to coat with the breadcrumb mixture.
5. Place chicken fingers on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake at 375 for about 15 minutes.