Oven-baked chicken fingers with zesty Caesar dip

A wholesome crispy coating and a tasty sauce made with the goodness of Milk give this dinner favourite a healthy make-over. Serve with plenty of raw veggie sticks on the side Tips: Crisp crackers such as Wheat Thins work best. You?ll need about 3 cups (750 mL) crackers. Make crumbs in a food processor or place crackers in a resealable plastic bag and crush with a rolling pin. For the Adventurous: Add 1/4 tsp (1 mL) cayenne to Milk for coating mixture, and add 1/2 tsp (2 mL) anchovy paste and 1 tbsp (15 mL) chopped drained capers to sauce with garlic.

Serves: 4
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Bake Time: 15-20 minutes


1-1/2 cups (375 mL) Milk, divided 2 tbsp (30 mL) Dijon mustard, divided 1-1/2 cups (375 mL) finely crushed crisp whole wheat crackers 1 lb (500 g) boneless skinless chicken breasts 1/4 cup (50 mL) all-purpose flour 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt 1/4 tsp (1 mL) pepper 2 tbsp (30 mL) freshly squeezed lemon juice 1/2 cup (125 mL) freshly grated Canadian Parmesan cheese

Cooking Instructions:

Preheat oven to 450ºF (230ºC). Line a baking sheet with foil; butter or spray foil. In a shallow dish, combine 1/4 cup (50 mL) of the Milk and 1 tbsp (15 mL) of the mustard. Place cracker crumbs in another shallow dish. Cut chicken breasts into about 3-inch (7.5 cm) by 1/2-inch (1 cm) strips. Dip each chicken strip first into Milk mixture then into crumbs, pressing to coat. Place on prepared baking sheet. Discard excess Milk mixture and crumbs. Bake chicken fingers for about 15 min or until browned and chicken is no longer pink inside. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, whisk flour into remaining Milk; whisk in remaining mustard, garlic, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil over medium heat, whisking constantly. Boil, whisking, for about 3 min or until thick. Remove from heat; stir in lemon juice and Parmesan cheese. Serve chicken with hot caesar dip.