On Friday, I am leaving for a week and Mr. How Sweet will have the house to himself.
I’m not sure who is more excited.
Since I love taking care of him, I made a few of his favorite meals this weekend.
While he could live alone on grilled steak, chicken and eggs, he doesn’t remember how much he loves certain meals until I make them. Then he asks me to make them over and over and over again.
A few months ago you may remember that he was hooked on these healthier chicken fingers.
I don’t even think I’ve seen a 4-year old love chicken fingers so much. Mr. How Sweet orders them where ever we go. Mexican restaurant? Chicken fingers. Irish pub? Chicken fingers. Steakhouse? Steak with a side of chicken fingers.
Besides “healthy” cookies, “healthy” chicken fingers are one of those items he requests a few times a week.
I asked Mr. How Sweet what flavor of chicken fingers he wanted this weekend, and he suggested ranch.
I’m not really a ranch kind-of-girl, so I also threw in some parmesan.
They were dreamy.
Mr. How Sweet loves the chicken fingers because they taste good.
I love them because they are so versatile and I am flaky get bored easily. The flavor combinations are endless.
Parmesan Ranch Crispy Chicken Fingers
1 1/2 pounds chicken tenders
2 cups lowfat buttermilk
1 packet ranch seasoning mix
2 cups panko bread crumbs
1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
Combine buttermilk and 1/2 packet of ranch mix in a baking dish. Add chicken tenders to buttermilk. Marinate for 2 hours or overnight.
Preheat oven to 450.
Combine panko, parmesan, remaining ranch seasoning and flour in a large bowl. Coat chicken pieces in panko mix, then lay on a wire rack sitting on a baking sheet. Continue with remaining chicken pieces. Spray each piece with cooking spray or olive oil.
Bake for 10 minutes, flip, coat with cooking spray, and bake for another 10-15 minutes.
Now I gotta get moving. I have to make a month’s supply of grilled chicken and burgers so Mr. How Sweet doesn’t live on pizza and general tso’s chicken next week.