I am in the process of developing a recipe for my Grade 8 Foods classes as I would like to teach them how to make homemade chicken fingers baked in the oven. So far....what has worked well is to coat the chicken in flour then egg then a mixture of panko crumbs and spices. I used garlic powder, salt, pepper and am going to add in chili powder next time. I am going to allow my students to choose between bread crumbs or panko crumbs.
So far...I have:
1 chicken breast, cut into equal sized pieces
30 mL flour
125 mL bread crumbs OR panko crumbs
2.5 mL garlic
1/2 mL each of salt, pepper, and chili powder
I am going to get them to bake them at 400 F turning after about ten minutes of baking. Total time will be about 20 minutes.
I didn't take a photo of the finished product, but they turned out really well - nice and golden brown. I think I will add a bit of oil to the parchment paper so they are not too dry for the students. I can't wait to see what they think....we will make a homemade honey mustard and cut up some veggies on the side as well - yum!
For home, I will make extra next time and pop them in the freezer after they are cooked to make for an easy, healthy meal or snack solution when I am rushed!
PS This 3 way dipping works well for pork and fish too - fyi! Fish sticks...schnitzel...etc.
The Set Up
Finished Product prior to Baking