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Vegetable oil spray
2 cups bite-size, low-fat cheddar-cheese-flavored crackers
1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon dried basil
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts or turkey breast tenderloins, all visible fat removed
2 tablespoons skim milk


Preheat oven to 400: F. Spray a shallow baking pan with vegetable oil.

Place crackers, basil and pepper in a large plastic bag with a tight-fitting seal (leave end open so air can escape) and use a rolling pin to crush the crackers. Or place crackers, basil and pepper in the work bowl of a food processor fitted with a metal blade and process until finely crushed; transfer to large plastic bag. Set aside.

Rinse chicken or turkey and pat dry. Cut into 16 strips, about 1×3-inches each. Dip chicken or turkey in milk. Add chicken or turkey strips, a few pieces at a time, to bag with cracker mixture. Seal bag and shake until chicken or turkey is coated. Place coated chicken or turkey in a single layer on prepared baking pan.

Bake, uncovered, 5 to 7 minutes, or until chicken or turkey is tender and no longer pink.
Cheesy Chicken Nuggets: Prepare recipe as above except cut chicken or turkey into bite-size pieces. Bake, uncovered, in a preheated 400:F oven about 5 minutes, or until tender and no longer pink.

Serves 4; 4 chicken strips per serving.