Chicken Fingers & Sweet Potato Fries {gluten free option}

I was hesitant to post this recipe because I have not been feeling chicken lately. I haven’t been eating it. I took a bite of a very undercooked (read: raw) piece of chicken and have been turned off ever since. At first it was just seeing it raw. *queasy stomach* Now I can’t even handle it when it is actually cooked. *gulp*

Anyways, I’ll leave it at that. A few weeks ago, I had a random afternoon craving for chicken fingers and fries. Some go to McDonald’s, I mess up the kitchen.

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I’m kind of obsessed with sweet potato fries. If you are unlucky enough to follow me on Instagram and get bombarded with food pics, you might know this. I love making them with cinnamon but paprika is yummy too. But the best part about these chicken fingers (other than being baked) is that… MY WHOLE FAMILY LIKED THEM!

Guys, this is a big deal. I’ve given up trying to get their food approval but it’s kind of an awesome feeling to go into the fridge and see that something I made is gone AND was enjoyed. Success. Hope you enjoy this meal too :)

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Chicken Fingers & Sweet Potato Fries

Ingredients (Makes 2 servings)

For the chicken:

  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (approximately 14 ounces)
  • 1/4 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/3 cup breadcrumbs (I make my own with Ezekiel bread in a food processor – be sure to use gluten free bread or breadcrumbs if necessary)
  • 1/2 tsp basil
  • 1/2 tsp oregano

For the fries:

  • 1 sweet potato
  • 1 tsp coconut oil, melted
  • ½ tsp cinnamon

Instructions

For the chicken:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2. Line a baking sheet with foil, spray with cooking spray and set aside.

3. Combine the breadcrumbs, basil and oregano in a medium bowl and set aside.

4. Cut chicken into strips and season with garlic salt and pepper.

5. Place the chicken pieces in a separate bowl and coat with the olive oil.

6. Dip each chicken piece into the breadcrumb mixture, coating entirely, and arrange on the baking sheet.

7. Cook for 20 minutes, flipping halfway through.

8. Serve with sweet potato fries.

For the fries:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2. Line a baking sheet with foil and set aside

3. Wash sweet potato and cut into fries.

4. Coat sweet potato pieces with coconut oil and cinnamon and arrange on the baking sheet.

5. Cook for 30 minutes, turning halfway through, until desired doneness.

6. Serve with chicken fingers.

Timing tip! Put the sweet potatoes in the oven 10 minutes before the chicken fingers and your meal will be perfectly timed :) 

Have a wonderful weekend friends!

Questions of the day… 

Do you ever get grossed out by food? 

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46 thoughts on “Chicken Fingers & Sweet Potato Fries {gluten free option}

  1. You like sweet potato fries? No way ;) This is a classic kind of meal for me, swap out normal potatoes for the sweet ones!

    After going to Malaysia as a young child and eating big family meals there- there is little which can gross me out. This weekend I have a function Saturday night then Sunday I plan on (hopefully) sleeping in abit…key word hopefully. Oh, and email this tool I know :p

  2. I absolutely love sweet potato fries! In fact, I just had some the other day. Boy are they delicious! I’ve been having the same problem with chicken lately. I just can’t wait it; although, these chicken fingers do look awfully tasty!

  3. sweet potatoe fries are one of my favorite things! I’ve never actually taken the time to make them though, I usually just binge and eat fatty ones at restaurants (fail). This seems like a much better alternative, I’ll need to not be lazy and give it a try

  4. I love homemade chicken fingers and sweet potatoes fries! Definitely one of my favourite meals. It’s funny you mention feeling grossed out by chicken because I totally went through that too like a year ago. I didn’t want to eat chicken for months!

  5. Maybe it’s the inner scientist in me, but raw meat never seems to gross me out! I do understand where you’re coming from, although to get really gross, I think GROUND meat is the grossest kind. I did kind of wish that I had an ice cream scooper and didn’t have to touch the ground turkey when I was making my meatballs. Although you probably don’t ever eat ground meat, so it’s not an issue :)

    That being said, I’m a bad HLB and I love chicken fingers and would never stop eating them, so this is a great recipe in my opinion! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Just thought you should know that we were randomly walking around the market tonight to pick up a quick dinner. Adam picked the meat (salmon) and I got to pick the “other stuff”. I totally picked sweet potatoes due to the fact that I’ve seen them so much on your instagram that I’ve been craving them (and baked them into fries, obvs). I’ll have to try them with paprika!

  7. Ohhh those sweet potato fries look good! It’s weird because I’m not a huge fan of sweet potatoes but I don’t mind then in french fry form. Hmmmmm. And yesssss I do get grossed out by food, oatmeal and yogurt in particular. Wish I didn’t, but I do!

  8. YUMMM! I am so sorry about your chicken phobia… I would probably die without chicken in my life haha. At least you still love sweet potato fries! I can’t live without those either ;-)

  9. I go through phases with food as well. For a while I’ll be craving something, and then later that’s the last thing I want. It’s like a cycle. Maybe it’s our bodies saying something to us. Idk. Your chicken fingers and sweet potato fries look divine though! Homemade versions are so much better than store bought — and usually healthier as well! <3

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