Italian Chicken Sticks

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Italian Chicken Sticks Italian Chicken Sticks

Servings: 3 - 3 1/2 dozen
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 20 min
Difficulty: Easy

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1 cup seasoned bread crumbs
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan
1 1/2 teaspoons dried thyme
1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
Pinch of ground red pepper
8   boneless chicken breast halves, cut into 1/2-inch strips
1/2 cup (1-stick) melted butter
Marinara sauce or honey mustard, for dipping





Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

In a pie plate or platter, combine the breadcrumbs, Parmesan, thyme, basil, oregano, salt, garlic powder, and red pepper.  Dip the chicken strips in the melted butter, then dredge them in the breadcrumbs mixture.  Place the chicken strips in a single layer on a lightly greased baking sheet.  Bake for 20 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through.  Serve the chicken sticks hot with marinara sauce, or serve hot or cold with honey mustard.

Recipe Courtesy Paula Deen

Show: Paula's Home Cooking/Lady and Sons Too! cookbook
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If your looking to cut out the bread crumbs try using Planko breading. They have 3 kinds that I know of Lemon-Pepper, Italian and Plain. It gives that right crunch and texture. Try it you will love it......

By Maria on July 31, 2012


If your really looking for a replacement on bread crumbs. Something that i have been using is Planko Breading, it gives that right crunch needed. Progresso has some really good and inexpesive Planko breading in different flavors. Lemon-Pepper, Italian, and Plain. You'll love it.......

By Anonymous on July 31, 2012


Your recipes are good!

By Juliet on November 11, 2011


If ya'll want something yummy this is it! Instead of bread crumbs I used mashed up croutons and I suggest cutting the Thyme measurment to one teaspoon instead of one and a half. So easy, so YUM! Thank you Paula!

By Toniello on October 13, 2011


I use olive oil instead of the butter, and it comes out just as yummy. I love this recipe! Thank you...

By Catherine Matyjasik on May 08, 2011


Loooooved this recipe!

By Anonymous on May 04, 2011


Absolutely delicious! I did the recipe with chicken wings instead of breasts and it was fabulous. It made me smile when I was so not looking forward to eating chicken.

By SF on March 20, 2011


Paula, I absolutely love watching your show, and I have all your pans and I am now getting your stoneware. You are absolutely awesome. I have been looking for your cookbook.What is the name of your cookbook. We just love you!!!!

By Brandi Cater on January 19, 2011


Butter Butter Butter Butter Butter Butter..............I love butter

By Jordan Taylor on January 05, 2011


OMG, my husband loved these, am making them again tonight! I have tried many of your recipes and have never been disappointed, thanks Paula!

By stephanie on January 02, 2011


Hi Paula, I watch your show every chance I get,the recipes you make are super easy and taste great. It's a blast to watch you cooking with your sons. Looking forward to more great meals from you and family. From your house to mine, keep up those great meals. Beverly

By Beverly Zingg on December 19, 2010


By Anonymous on September 14, 2010


These chicken are the best that I have ever had. The chicken is seasoned and tender. Wonderful recipe!!

By Anonymous on July 11, 2010


By Anonymous on January 10, 2010


Delicious - the chicken was so tender and the flavor was great, they were good hot or cold. You rock Paula! Jan Suwanee, Ga

By Anonymous on November 01, 2009


A new twist on chicken, but not my favorite. I probably wouldn't make these again.

By tngram on October 31, 2009


This chicken was delicious, my son couldn't get enough of it. I am not a big chicken fan, but I must say that this was the most tender chicken I have ever eaten.

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