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PEDIASURE LUNCH

Crispy Baked Chicken Fingers with Ranch Dip

crispy baked chicken

Makes: 8 Servings

Total Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients:

Chicken Fingers:

  • 1/2 bottle / 1/2 cup PediaSure Liquid (vanilla flavor)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper

Ranch Dip:

  • 1/2 bottle / 1/2 cup PediaSure Liquid (vanilla flavor)
  • 1/2 cup cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 tsp. each dried chives, dried parsley, dried dill, and garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. each onion powder, salt, and ground black pepper

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 230°C.
  2. Pour ½ cup flour into a small bowl (to be used in step 1a below). In a bowl, whisk together PediaSure and eggs (To be used in step 1b below). In a separate bowl, combine remaining flour, panko crumbs, salt and pepper (To be used in step 1c below).
  3. Using a meat mallet, flatten each chicken breast to approximately ¼-inch thick and cut into 2-inch strips.
  4. Bread chicken as follows:
    - 1a Dip chicken in flour
    - 1b Dip into PediaSure
    - 1c Dip in breadcrumb mixture, turning to coat
  5. Place chicken strips on a baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes or until cooked through and golden brown. While chicken is cooking, combine all ingredients for the ranch dip in a food processor and blend until smooth. Cover and refrigerate until ready to eat.

Tips: Be prepared: make mixtures of your favorite herbs and spices in advance

Serve leftover dip with veggies