Sesame Chicken Strips with Root Veggie Fries

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Who doesn’t love chicken and fries? Unfortunately most of the time this kind of dish isn’t exactly good for us, so I have an alternative.  Healthy baked chicken strips with a crispy sesame coating and root veggie fries that are made using sweet potato, carrot, and parsnips.

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You simply chop the vegetables into matchsticks, this speeds up the cooking and ensures they turn out nice and crunchy, and bake in a hot oven for 25 minutes using very little oil. Easy.

While that is happening, prepare your sesame chicken by crumbing it in a mixture of panko crumbs and sesame seeds. I have used a mixture of white sesame seeds and black sesame seeds here, but a combination isn’t required.

Serve with a simple side salad and dipping sauce and this dish is sure to be a hit with the whole family.

Choose any root veggies you like; beetroot, turnip, daikon and celeriac would also work well.

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