Oven-Friend Chicken Dippers with Pesto-Yogurt Dip
Serves: 6 servings
  • For the chicken
  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1½ cups panko (Japanese-style breadcrumbs)
  • ½ cup freshly grated Parmesan
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 pounds chicken breast tenders
For the dip
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup prepared pesto
  1. In a shallow dish (a pie plate works well), whisk together the melted butter, mustard, ½ teaspoon garlic powder and soy sauce.
  2. In another shallow dish, combine the panko and next 6 ingredients, stirring well to combine.
  3. Dip each piece of chicken into the butter mixture, and then coat generously with the breadcrumbs. Place prepared pieces on a greased baking sheet, and bake at 375 for 25-30 minutes, until chicken is browned and cooked through, flipping each piece over after the first 15 minutes of baking.
  4. While chicken bakes, prepare the dip. In a medium bowl, combine the yogurt and pesto. Stir well to combine.
  5. Serve the chicken dippers with the yogurt dip, along with some farfalle pasta tossed with pesto and green peas. Enjoy!
I use homemade sundried tomato pesto for my dip, but purchased pesto will work beautifully, too. (See recipe linked in the post below.) The dip is also delicious served with fresh veggies or pita chips.
This is a terrific recipe to make with kids!
Nutrition Information
Calories: 4396 Fat: 280g Saturated fat: 102g Unsaturated fat: 157g Trans fat: 4g Carbohydrates: 294g Sugar: 22g Sodium: 7498mg Fiber: 9g Protein: 182g Cholesterol: 683mg
Recipe by Positively Splendid {Crafts, Sewing, Recipes and Home Decor} at https://www.positivelysplendid.com/oven-friend-chicken-strips-pesto-dip/