Weeknight Dining-Baked Chicken Fingers and Fixins

Nothin fancy about it Ladies! But, it’s still tasty! (and I trimmed some fat/calories too!)

Many people have asked me what I do for weeknight dinner planning. How do I know what to make? What do I pair with what? How do I make something quick, easy, tasty, healthy…

Well, this is just one dinner “on the go” that I made last week.

Football season has started, which means I have to say goodbye to my boys (coach hubby and my son) a lot quicker than I would like in the evenings. So, dinner needs to be set out by 5:15 and by 5:45 -we have prayed, have eaten, and have said goodbye for the second half of our evening! *tear*

Just because we are a busy family doesn’t mean that we mustย  run through McDonald’s every night (I must admit, I have made those trips though!)…but I also know that I just can’t make huge elaborate dinners every night either. This is where the “easy middle” comes in…

My goal is this:

Meat, Starch, Veggie

That’s it!

These are homemade baked chicken fingers. They are SO easy. I baked them on the top rack of the oven…

And place red potatoes on the bottom rack.ย  I rolled them in olive oil and covered them in salt-

I baked them at 425 for 45 mins. These were set in before the chicken fingers because they take longer to cook. But, they can both be cooked in a high degree oven! That helps!

While those two items were baking, I sauteed asparagus on the stove in olive oil. I added salt and cracked pepper.

This is my plate (I typically show you my hubby’s plate, lol) A little honey mustard for the baked chicken fingers is on the side…I topped the small red potato with a squirt of ” I can’t believe it’s not butter” a tsp of cheddar cheese and a sprinkle of bacon crumbles.

It helped to have a Veggie Tale plate advertising the Asparagus. But, my children call

Asparagus green noodles anyways..lol.


Baked Chicken Fingers

(serves 6)

6 chicken breasts (1 breast per person cut into thirds -fat trimmed off)

3 egg whites (in an individual bowl)

1 cup bread crumbs (in an individual bowl)

salt and pepper

Preheat oven to 425

Rinse chicken, pat dry and remove fat. Cut into thirds. Dip chicken pieces into egg whites then roll in bread crumbs. Foil line a cookie sheet (easy cleanup) Spray cooking sheet with Pam. Salt and pepper chicken fingers and spray the tops with cooking spray. Bake for 20 mins until cooked through. Serve with honey mustard or BBQ sauce.



  1. Thanks for sharing the step by step process for your entire meal. This really helps want-a-be cooks like me! Guess what my family will be having soon ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Hi Janelle,
    You moved and it has taken me a month to realize because blogger doesn’t let you know on its follow option! I thought you were taking a summer blogging break but in that time you have posted tonnes of recipes – you are amazing! Your new website looks beautiful too. I just hosted a vintage tea party for my daughter. I used your idea of the berry lemonade punch. It looked amazing and was very popular. If you have time pop over as I have posted some pictures of the tea. I loved the Meal Ministry post about the older couple who reach out to young people and how she uses her china plates and silver cutlery and God always leads her to make just the right amount for the people He sends. That was so precious! I don’t have time to comment on all the posts I missed but I am so glad to find that you are still here!

  3. I am the same way during the studio school year! Meat. Starch. Veggie. It works! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for posting!

  4. Hi Janelle, I make something similar to this, except I use corn flakes as the breading. When I worked in a nursing home rehab unit, one of my patients showed me how to make it. All you do is cut the chicken, crush the corn flakes and then rub the chicken in them. I usually dump everything into a gallon size bag. Then you just bake it at 350 for about half an hour. Very easy and fast!

  5. Heather, that is such a great suggestion!!! You just reminded me of two other ways too- Rice crispy cereal works and “The Hungry Girl” uses Fiber One cereal! Good deal! Thank you!!!

  6. This looks so easy and delicious. Also, I love your Bible verse for the day!
    Love to you!


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