Oatmeal Crusted Chicken Fingers

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Isn’t it the truth that making a dish at home is SOOOOO much healthier than getting it in a restaurant?  For example, there is the Egg Mc Muffin from McDonald’s.  It’s a greasy calorie fest.  But putting an egg on an English muffin at home? Not so bad!  Or, There are restaurant french fries.  Always fried. However, cutting up some potatoes and baking them in the oven? Not so bad!

Or take my favorite ” Junk Food”  Chicken fingers with honey mustard sauce.  Most restaurant versions of this delightful dish are absolutely horrible for you! But when you crust your own chicken with oatmeal, bake the fingers, and make your own yogurt based honey mustard sauce……They become a wonderfully healthy dinner!

I sometimes laugh, because I grew up in the Western Chicago Suburbs where there is SOOO much to do!  But where did my friends like to go out to eat?

Baker Square!

My dish of choice?  Chicken Fingers with EXTRA honey mustard sauce!

And I still ALWAYS compare ALL honey-mustard sauce to theirs.  ( I know).

Over the years I have concocted many pretty decent honey mustard sauces in my kitchen, they turn out pretty decent.  It’s all about experimenting with the perfect amount of honey and mustard to make it perfect!

Alright, enough rambling.  Lets get to this recipe.

Oatmeal Crusted Chicken Fingers With honey mustard sauce 

( I am not going to give measurements. It all depends on how much chicken you want to make.  Just eyeball it mmmk? )

Ingredients 

* Fresh or Defrosted boneless chicken cut into Chicken strips.

* An egg mixture. 1 tablespoons of milk mixed in with each egg

* Oatmeal mixed with your favorite seasoning.

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1) let each piece of Chicken swim in your egg mixture followed by a dip in the oatmeal.  Fully coat each piece of chicken. 

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2) Bake on a baking sheet with parchment paper for about 20 minutes. or until cooked.  This might depend on the size of your chicken pieces

3) Make your honey mustard! 

Honey Mustard = 2 tablespoons yogurt.  1 tablespoon of Dijon mustard and 1 teaspoon of honey.

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Ta- Da!   These turned out crunchy and almost tasted nutty!  A healthy alternative to breadcrumbs ( but seriously there is nothing wrong with using breadcrumbs ).  My only problem was that I didn’t make enough!  My husband was sneaking chicken off my toddlers plate!

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Yumm-o!

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