Crunchy Oven “Fried” Chicken

We used to love fast food, and we ate quite a bit of it especially during the time we graduated high school and graduated college . But as we grew up, and realized that eating fried chicken fingers probably wasn’t the best or healthiest idea and started looking for healthy alternatives.

This recipe is a healthy version of fried chicken fingers, but with less calories and waaaaay more flavor. Yes, it does require more work than going through a drive-thru, but your waist and heart will thank you.

Crunchy Oven “Fried” Chicken


  • 1 package chicken breast “tenders”
  • 1/2 cup goldfish
  • 8 saltine crackers
  • 1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs
  • 3 eggs
  • splash of milk
  • garlic salt
  • pepper
  • garlic powder
  • Olive Oil Spray

Step 1: 

Preheat your oven to 375°.  Cover a baking sheet with tin foil and spray with olive oil spray.

Step 2: 

In a food processor or a plastic ziplock bag pulse the saltines and the goldfish until it makes a crumb like texture. Mix with the bread crumbs in a shallow dish.

Step 3: 

In a medium bowl, beat eggs, milk, a little garlic powder, salt and pepper together.

Step 4: 

Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Dip the chicken in the egg mixture, and then coat the chicken with the crumbs. For the best results, after you’ve coated the chicken a first time, return to the egg mixture and then back to the crumbs. This will make for extra crunchy chicken! Place on prepared baking sheet.

Step 5: 

Baking the chicken for 20 minutes or until the internal temperature is 165°. Let rest for a couple of minutes and then enjoy!

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