The Diary of a Nouveau Soccer Mom: Parmesan Crusted Chicken Strips #NewComfortFood

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Parmesan Crusted Chicken Strips #NewComfortFood



Life is always busy with kids, and ours is no exception.  Most nights have us running in multiple directions, with Scouts, cross country, soccer, and more.  We are definitely needing quick and easy ideas for dinner, but we hate resorting to heat and eat foods.


Lately, we've been depending on Foster Farms Simply Raised fresh chicken. It's raised locally here in the PNW, with no antibiotics ever. It’s fresh, all natural chicken that is American Humane Certified and fed a 100% vegetarian diet, without any added hormones or steroids.

We also love the idea of New Comfort Food. Do you have favorite recipes that need a new spin to them? We definitely do! New Comfort Food takes natural, seasonal ingredients and combines them into great healthy recipes with quick, easy steps and fast prep time. How can any busy parent argue with that?


Like most kids, my two enjoy breaded chicken, but I definitely prefer making my own. I use Foster Farms Simply Raised Thin-Sliced Breast Fillets with a mix of breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese for a great tasting breading and oven bake them instead of frying. The thin-sliced fillets cook quickly and can be baked as strips, nugget-style, or as cutlets, depending on how you want to serve them. Pair them with a yummy dipping sauce (we like honey mustard, bbq, or ranch) and you've got a great snack. Serve them with a baked potato and veggies and you've got a meal perfect for the whole family.


What You Need:
1 package Foster Farms Simply Raised Chicken, thin-sliced breast fillets, about 1.5 lbs
3 eggs
1.5 cups seasoned breadcrumbs
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese


How to Make:
Mix together your breadcrumbs and parmesan in a large bowl, set aside.
Crack eggs into a second large bowl, beat with a fork till mixed well.
Spread parchment paper on your cookie sheet and set up a workstation with both bowl.
Dip a piece of chicken into the egg mixture, coating both sides.


Dip the same piece of chicken into the breadcrumbs, flipping it to cover both sides in breadcrumbs.
Place on your baking sheet and repeat with each piece of chicken.
Bake at 375 for about 25 minutes, flipping about halfway through to crisp both sides.
Cut into strips if desired, serve with your favorite dipping sauce.


What are your go-to weeknight recipes?  Do you remake any favorites in a healthier way?

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