Baked Parmesan Chicken Fingers with Grilled Asparagus
When it comes to grocery stores, I definitely do not have brand loyalty. I go where the deals take me, and this week I found an absolute steal. I got one pound of boneless skinless chicken tenders at Aldi for $2.40. TWO DOLLARS AND FORTY CENTS?! I know what you’re probably thinking, “Ew, Angie, there’s a reason those were so cheap”, but honestly there was nothing wrong with this chicken. It was fresh and trimmed perfectly. I couldn’t believe it! I know chicken tenders can be used in a lot of meals, but my brain went straight to chicken fingers. I haven’t had good ol’ fatty fried chicken fingers in god knows how long (and for good reason!), so I decided that I would bake these up and hope they would be just as good as fried.
These did not disappoint!
Baked Parmesan Chicken Fingers
From Canadian Living
1/2 cup flour
1 cup panko bread crumbs
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 lb chicken tenders
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
- Pour flour into shallow dish. In bowl, beat eggs. In another shallow dish, stir panko with Parmesan.
- Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. One at a time, dip chicken strips into flour, shaking off excess; dip into eggs. Dredge in panko mixture, pressing to adhere.
- Bake in 425ºF oven until light golden and no longer pink inside, about 20 minutes.
These were really fast to make, and I had all of the ingredients in my cupboard. This is also one of those recipes that is easy to remember and will always work in a pinch. So fun to eat chicken fingers again!
From Scott’s Dad, Bob
One bunch of asparagus
2 Tbs olive oil
Seasoned salt (I didn’t measure this, just use however much you like)
- Wash and dry asparagus and break off the tough ends. The asparagus will snap where it’s supposed to, so don’t worry about it if they are not all even.
- Lay asparagus on a cookie sheet and toss with olive oil and seasoned salt. You could use any seasonings you like, but this combination from Scott’s dad is perfect for us.
- Cook asparagus on a gas grill over medium heat. Be sure to watch the asparagus and turn frequently as these char fast. It takes about 8 minutes.
And that’s it! A perfectly easy and delicious meal. Enjoy!