I woke up to the strangest dream Sunday morning. In my dream, I was attending a wedding and when I went to find a seat in the front, I noticed there was a spot open right next to Oprah. I quickly took it. She was wearing a shiny pink two piece outfit and I had on a hot red number. I almost remarked that we looked like we’re attending a Valentine’s Day party…but I held back. We said our casual hellos, the wedding service continued and then I felt her nose smooshed against my scalp…sniffing my hair. I let it go on for a bit (umm HELLO, if OPRAH wants to sniff your hair, you let her!) and then she immediately relocated three chairs down. I asked her, “What was that?!!” Then she replied, “I don’t like the smell of your shampoo.”
Then I woke up.
This dream haunted me all Sunday. Why did I dream this? Was it because I just bought new shampoo? Casey told me he liked the way it smelled…
Then I figured it out. This dream was meant to tell me something. In life, you HAVE to take risks. It was a risk for me to chose to sit next to Oprah. So, she didn’t like the way my hair smelled. SO WHAT. At least I got to sit next to Oprah. You never know how things will turn out unless you try.
What does this have to do with chicken?
It turns out cornflakes are a really good coating for baked chicken fingers! They make them taste fried. It’s pure genius.
My girl Oprah would no doubt enjoy these. I even made a tasty honey mustard dipping sauce!
THEY’RE BAKED & DEEEEEELICIOUS (As said in my best Oprah voice, naturally)
And we’re off!
It all starts with soaking the chicken in buttermilk.
A few dashes of hot sauce & pepper jazzes up the buttermilk. Add the chicken. Stir.
Cover it up and let it sit in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
Smash cornflakes! Put them in a plastic bag, seal it up and BASH them up.
Here they are bashed. We’re going to make a nice crunchy coating with spices & cheese!
Have you tried Bragg Organic Sprinkle Seasoning? I’m kind of obsessed with it right now. I put it on ALMOST everything. It’s really good in this mix. GET SOME.
Get your station ready! Spray a baking sheet with oil. Now ONE TWO THREE, line up the chicken fingers!
Here they are ready for the oven.
Here they are OUT of the oven. Let them sit a little bit. They crispy up more when they sit.
Let’s make a honey Dijon dip! It’s just honey, Dijon mustard & Greek yogurt.
You could use mayo…if you’re into that sorta thing.
Look at what we have here!
Real life application! I made a kale slaw & a riff on this corn dish for sides. I added bacon to the corn!
Living RIGHT. And for the record, my new shampoo smells AWESOME.
Crispy Chicken Fingers
- Crispy Chicken Fingers
- recipe adapted from Healthy Appetite with Ellie Krieger
- 1 1/4 lbs. chicken tenders
- 1 1/2 cups low fat buttermilk
- 2-3 dashes Tabasco sauce
- 4 cups cornflakes
- 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 heaping tablespoon Bragg’s Organic herb seasoning (or seasoning mix of your choice)
- 2 eggs
- kosher salt & fresh ground pepper