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Posted By Susan On January 13, 2008 @ 2:25 am In Baking,Chicken and Poultry,Healthy Eating,Quick and Easy,Rants,Recipes | 6 Comments
If you’d like to learn more about the journey your food takes up and down the food chain, take a look at The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals , by Michael Pollan. It is a fascinating and eye-opening treatise on the way Americans eat and how it has evolved over time. You’ll never look at a Chicken McNugget the same way again!
So, what do you do when your kids turn their noses up at your exquisitely prepared coq au vin and demand chicken nuggets instead? Try my Krispy Kickin’ Chicken Strips! They’re made with real chicken, lowfat buttermilk, Panko  and packaged salad dressing mix. I use Hidden Valley Ranch mix , which is fat free, but any similar product would work just as well. If you don’t like buttermilk, you could substitute lowfat yogurt instead. The Panko crumbs give the chicken a crunchy, but light texture.
These chicken strips take very little time to prepare and are a much healthier alternative to those other things. They taste great, with no dimethylpolysiloxene  in sight!
Oh…..and if your kids are still skeptical, just tell them they came from McDonalds.
Krispy Kickin’ Chicken Strips
1 1/2 lbs chicken tenders or chicken breast cut into 1″ strips
2 tbsp. butter, melted
1 cup low fat buttermilk
2 cups Panko crumbs
1 package Hidden Valley Ranch Salad Dressing Mix
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Add salad dressing mix to Panko and mix well.
Coat chicken in buttermilk. Then, dredge in Panko mixture.
Place on a baking sheet coated with non-stick cooking spray. Drizzle the melted butter over chicken and bake for about 15 minutes or until golden.
Serve and enjoy!
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URLs in this post:
 McDonald’s: http://www.mcdonalds.com/usa.html
 children have more taste buds : http://www.sff.net/people/mberry/taste.htm
 McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets : http://www.mcdonalds.com/app_controller.nutrition.categories.ingredients.index.html#2
 Banquet’s: http://www.conagrafoods.com/consumer/brands/getBrand.do?page=banquet
 Tyson’s : http://www.tyson.com/Recipes/product/ViewProduct.aspx?id=80
 Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals: http://www.amazon.com/Omnivores-Dilemma-Natural-History-Meals/dp/1594200823
 Panko: http://www.foodsubs.com/Crumbs.html
 Hidden Valley Ranch mix: http://www.amazon.com/Hidden-Valley-Original-1-Ounce-Packets/dp/nutrition-facts/B000EDK3G4/ref=gronf_njs_1?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER
 dimethylpolysiloxene: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polydimethylsiloxane
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