Did you ever have one of those days where you know you have chicken breasts sitting in the fridge but you are just so tired of the usual grilling or sauteing or frying... That's how I was today. I knew the 2 packages were in there and had to be used but I just wanted to order a pizza! Then, like a ray of sunshine (there is a pun on the way here) the mailman delivered my Rachel Ray magazine. Half way through the mag I saw her honey mustard sesame chicken strips. OMG, I can do that! And I can do a healthier version to boot!! Dinner was in the bag - or mag. Yeah I know, try the veal, I'm here all week! dah dum dum :)
Honey Mustard Oven "Fried" Chicken Strips
1/2 cup good mustard
1/2 cup honey
2 tbsp hot sauce (or more)
chicken breasts cut into tenders
1/2 cup almonds (ground in food processor)
1 cup whole wheat panko
1/4 cup sesame seeds
olive oil for cooking sheet
Heat oven to 400. Oil up your cooking sheet.
In a bowl, combine the mustard, honey and hot sauce. Add eggs and beat with a fork to combine. In a separate bowl, combine your ground almonds, panko and sesame seeds. We only had black on hand, but it made for nice color.
Cook to desired doneness and serve with some good hot sauce. We used a green jalapeno sauce. Mmmmm. I promise that someday I'll work on making my food pictures all pretty and appetizing, but for now, take my word for it. These were delicious!
I am happy to report that both kids cleaned their plates! My daughter too - which is a real feat. I'm always so tempted to say nanny nanny poo poo you guys just ate almonds and mustard and hot sauce and on and on. But, I kept my mouth shut and will store this recipe for frequent use.