Crumbed Baked Chicken Sticks

As a kid, one of my favourite treat meals was a large serve of Ingham’s Chicken Chippies doused in tomato sauce.

Chicken chippies were chip shaped slices of chicken coated in breadcrumbs and then snap-frozen for retail sale.

The advert was hilarious:

I am not sure if you can still buy them but I now prefer the home made equivalent.

Needless to say, they are very kid friendly 🙂

You will be:

  1. Prepping the ingredients.
  2. Dusting and coating the chicken sticks.
  3. Cooking the chicken sticks.
  4. Serving.

You will need:

  • Ingredients:
    • 1 chicken breast (slightly frozen making it easier to cut and shape into sticks)
    • 1/2 cup flour
    • 1/2 Tbsp ground tumeric
    • 1 to 2 eggs (if doubling the recipe you only need 3 eggs)
    • ~1 cup Panko breadcrumbs to coat chicken strips
    • 1/2 tsp beetroot powder and or ground paprika (optional, just for looks)
    • ground black peppercorns to taste
    • some spray olive oil
  •  Equipment:
    • a chopping board
    • a long sharp knife
    • a fork or whisk, to beat the egg
    • a mixing bowl
    • several plates
    • an oven tray lined with baking paper

Prepping the ingredients

  1. Take a still partially frozen chicken breast and flatten it out some what with your hands.
  2. Chop breast in to sticks (see how they look like chunky fries).20170408 chicken strips (1)
  3. In a large mixing bowl mix the 1/2 cup flour, 1/2 Tbsp ground tumeric and the 1/2 tsp beetroot powder (optional, just for looks).20170408 chicken strips (2)
  4. Whisk the 1 to 2 eggs in a bowl.
  5. Lay the panko crumbs out on a plate.20170408 chicken strips (3)

Dusting and coating the chicken sticks

  1. Spray the baking paper lined oven tray with some spray oil.
  2. Roll each stick in the flour mix, then dip it in the egg and then coat it with panko crumbs.
  3. Place the finished sticks the baking paper as you go.
  4. Sprinkle each stick with ground paprika (optional) and ground black peppercorns to taste.
  5. Give the top of the sticks a light spray with spray oil.
  6. Pop them into the fridge for 15 minutes or so to set.


Cooking the chicken sticks

Pop the tray into a fan-forced oven (preheated to 200C) for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.

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They really just need your favourite dipping sauce and a salad.

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