We’ve been eating a lot of soups, stews and stir fries since starting our diet. Maybe that emphasis is why we loved this totally different chicken so much. This chicken is hearty enough to stand alone with a dipping sauce (we mixed Sriracha with veganaise and it was AMAZING), but we ate it with the creamy green soup I posted yesterday. We just put all the chicken on one plate between us and ate it with our fingers. This meal is hand’s down one of our favorites so far and I wouldn’t be surprised if it became a weekly staple. I hope you all like it as much as we do.
sesame-oat chicken fingers
Adapted from Dana Jacobi’s 12 Best Foods Cookbook.
8 ounces boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut in 3/4 inch wide strips
3/4 cup quick-cooking oats
2 tablespoons hulled sesame seeds
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 egg white, beaten until foamy
1/2 teaspoon salt
Freshly ground black pepper to taste
Before you start, preheat oven to 450*F, coat a large baking sheet with cooking spray and set it at the end of your workspace.
Slice the chicken into 3/4 inch wide strips (with the grain).
In a shallow bowl or flat-bottom tupperware mix the dry ingredients (quick-oats, sesame seeds, oregano, salt and pepper) together.
Put the beaten egg white in a shallow bowl next to the dry mixture (which should be next to the baking sheet).
Take each piece of chicken, dip it into the egg white, shake off any excess and then place it into the sesame-oat mixture. Roll the eg coated chicken around in the mixture until it’s covered and then place carefully onto the baking sheet. You don’t need much space between chicken pieces. Repeat until all chicken pieces have been rolled in the sesame-oat mixture and placed on the baking sheet. Spray the pieces with cooking spray.
Place the baking sheet into the preheated oven. After 3-5 minutes, pull out the sheet and turn over each piece and spray them all with cooking spray again. Cook for 3-5 more minutes and then pull the sheet again and check one piece to make sure they are fully cooked. If not, put them in for more time.
Serve immediately. They are so, so good!