PK’s Baked Chicken Sticks

As a kid one of my favourite meals was a large serve of Ingham’s Chicken Chippies, tomato sauce and a very very optional salad :).

The advert was hilarious:

I am not sure if you can still buy them but I would rather make my kids the home made equivalent anyway as you can control the ingredients. They loved them and I even got my toddler in there helping me make them :).

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 (optional, just for looks)
    • a sprinkle of 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

Steps:

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 stick

  1. Spray the baking paper lined oven tray with some spray oil.
  2. Roll each stick in the flour mix, dip in the egg and then coat with panko crumbs.
  3. Place them on 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.

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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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Serving

They really just need your favourite dipping sauce and those optional greens I mentioned :).

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Enjoy,

PK

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