While I have one child who, literally, jumps up and down for joy when he sees brussel sprouts on the stalk at Trader Joe's - yes, I do get lots of odd looks for that one - I also have a child who laments that we don't have chicken strips like other kids. Fine. I decided to give oven-baked panko crusted chicken a try. It was easy, tasty, and stopped the whining. And I served them with brussel sprouts to make the other kid happy. Perfect.
chicken breast pieces
panko bread crumbs
smoked sea salt
freshly ground pepper
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking pan with parchment paper. Mix the last three ingredients in a bowl. Dip the chicken pieces into the beaten egg and press them into the panko crust mixture. Place them in the oven. Bake for 15 minutes, turn over, and return to the oven for an additional 15 minutes.