Baked Flaxseed Chicken Fingers

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I didn’t know what to cook on Wednesday night. I never really know what I want until I start digging around the kitchen pulling ingredients onto the counter. I had peas, chicken, broccoli, olive oil, seasonings, arugula, and couscous in front of me. Light bulb!  Flaxseed chicken fingers with cheesy broccoli and couscous! The other ingredients went back into the fridge! I’ve made breading with flaxseed before and it never failed me. My favorite are the mozzarella sticks and the baked cod.

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Ingredients For Breading: 1 cup ground flaxseeds, 2 tablespoons light brown sugar, 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder, punch salt, pinch of pepper, and a 1/2 tablespoon of bread dipping seasoning (or blend of all seasonings).

Other: 1/3 cups olive oil, 1 large egg, 1 lb boneless, skinless organic chicken tenders.

Cheesy Boccoli: Your choice pasta, 3 tablespoon olive oil, 2 tablespoons milk, 1 cup cheddar cheese, 1 tsp garlic powder, 1/4 tsp salt, pinch of pepper.

Couscous: 1 Box wholegrain organic couscous prepared, 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder, 1/4 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp onion powder, and 3 tablespoon parmesan cheese.

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Heat oven to 400 degrees!

Mix all the breading ingredients together in a bowl. Use your hands to break down the brown sugar with the other ingredients.

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Rinse chicken.
Crack the egg into the olive oil and mix well.

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Dip the chicken into the egg mixture.

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Coat the chicken with the breading.

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I like a thick breading, so I use my fingers to press it down. If you want a light coat, just simply place the chicken in the mix on both sides without pressing it down.

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Place the chicken aside and coat them all.

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Spray baking sheet with cooking spray and place the tenders on it.

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Bake for about 10-12 minutes. It really depends how your oven cooks and how thick your chicken is. I always use the thickest piece as the tester to determine if they’re done. You never want to eat raw chicken.

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I prepared the broccoli and couscous while the chicken was baking away. I used to have an obsession with the cheesy broccoli in the steamer bags, but thenI read how bad they are for you. That doesn’t mean I have to give up all cheesy broccoli, but I will have to spend more time preparing it. That’s ok because it’s very simple!

Cheesy Broccoli:
*Steam broccoli (about 4 cups)
*Cook pasta! (2 cups)
*In a little sauce pan on medium heat, cook up the olive oil and milk. Stir in cheese and seasonings. Once the cheese is slightly melted, add the broccoli and pasta and combine!

The couscous is simple! After I prepared it with box instructions, I just added all the seasoning in!

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I was very happy with how these turned out. The sweet breading with the seasonings really covered up the flaxseed flavor. It was crisp and everything you could ask in a chicken tender!

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What will I make with flaxseed next!?

Comments

  • Hailey

    I made these chicken strips tonight and OMG. These are delicious and most importantly SO simple. Thank you so much for making such easy healthy recipes, Taralynn. Every recipe I have tried of yours has been delicious. Can’t wait to see what you do next 🙂

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  • Tori Farber

    Can’t wait to try this recipe out! 🙂

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  • Kimberly

    That looks good.

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  • Jen

    Omg totally agree about the cookbook, you are such an innovated and creative talented chef! I don’t know how you do it! Chicken logs, broccoli, and boxed couscous all at once! You’re boyfriend is one lucky guy;)

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  • Cassie

    This looks to die for! They don’t even look healthy LOL!

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  • LInda @ The Fitty

    Pancakes or cake mugs!

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  • Andrea

    Holy crap! I can’t wait to make these:)

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  • ELauren

    Oooo that chicken looks so yummy! I wonder if I can recreate it with a little stevia, honey, coconut sugar, or maple syrup to make it a little bit more low GI 😀

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  • Katie

    Hey girl! I’m confused….isn’t allspice blend a cinnamony-nutbeg spice? I know my mom uses it in cakes. Does it taste good on there??

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  • leslie

    Yum!

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  • Niki Patterson

    Have you ever thought about putting a cook book together of your favorite recipes? I’m an old soul at heart and just love actually having a book in front of me. I’d for sure buy 1!!!

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  • Jaime

    Looks delish – I’m impressed that you could take such good pics while you were breading the chicken. My hands always get super messy 🙂

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