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Crispy Chicken Strips

4th of July is around the corner so I decided to make as many all American dishes as I can. I know this year its not a long weekend and that has put a dent in everybody's annual long weekend plans. But still we all can have fun with our friends and family with some great food and good old American style BBQ :)
So here goes my first dedication to 4th July weekend.


Ingredients:
  1. boneless, skinless chicken breast halves: 1  pound 
  2. fine dry bread crumbs: 1/4  cup
  3. chili powder: 1  tablespoon
  4. ground black pepper: 1/2  teaspoon
  5. salt: 1/4  teaspoon
  6. margarine or butter, melted: 2  tablespoons
  7. wooden skewers:   6-inch
Procedure:
Soak skewers in water for 30 minutes. 
Combine crumbs, chili powder, black pepper, and salt in a shallow dish.
Cut chicken into strips wash and pat dry.
Thread the chicken strips onto skewers. 
Brush chicken strips with melted margarine or butter. Roll in crumb mixture.
Place chicken skewers in a single layer on a lightly greased baking sheet. 
Bake in a 400 degree F oven for 8 to 10 minutes or until tender and no longer pink, turning skewers once. If you want them even more crispier, after the chicken is cooked, turn the oven to broil mode at high for 1-2 mins. b careful not to burn the chicken.



Serve it hot and crispy with ranch, sauce or a creamy dip.
Its a great appetizer for all your parties.
So do enjoy this super delicious dish and let me know what you did for the weekend.
Till then happy blogging
Rakhee

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