Monday, July 31, 2017

Baked Chicken Fingers

Y'all, I love chicken fingers. They're a staple in my diet, especially when I go out to eat. Unfortunately, restaurant chicken fingers are so many calories! Don't get me wrong, I'll still splurge on them from time to time, but can't a girl enjoy her chicken fingers in peace while still feeling healthy at the end of the day? Enter: homemade baked chicken fingers.


These chicken fingers are an amazing alternative to the restaurant kind! Golden brown, crispy, super yummy... I mean they have it all. Not to mention, they're incredibly easy to make! You need just 5 ingredients and about 30 minutes and BOOM! You're ready to enjoy some delicious chicken fingers without feeling guilty.

I've tried this recipe a lot in my years, and I think I've finally perfected it. Two things here that really made a difference: first, be sure to lightly toast your breadcrumbs (preferably panko, but doesn't have to be or can be a mix of panko + regular breadcrumbs) in the oven or on the stove for 3-4 minutes until they're nice and golden brown. This seriously helps with the golden brown color, or else they will just turn out kind of white-ish yellow. Second, putting them on a baking rack on your tray instead of directly on the baking sheet helps them back more evenly. If you don't do this, they'll be crispier up top and soggy on the bottom.



Quick example on what not to do.

Ahhh that's much better! See what a difference the toasted breadcrumbs make? Not to mention I didn't burn them this time ;)

This recipe is for parmesan chicken fingers, but you could easily mix in whatever spices you want to the breadcrumbs! I plan on trying buffalo chicken fingers next, by swapping out one egg in the batter with buffalo sauce. If you try something funky, let me know! In the mean time... enjoy!





              

P.S.: Don't forget to pin the recipe for later!

23 comments :

  1. My bf would definitely appreciate this. He's huge on chicken fingers and I am usually giving him a side-eye because if he sees it, he orders it! lol

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    1. This is how my mom is with burgers!

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  2. Yum! I used to order chicken fingers everywhere, but could never figure out how to make them taste good at home.

    Carrie | https://carrieeliseandkho.com/

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  3. These look so yummy! I don't eat chicken, but I bet you a could do these with fish and make fish sticks! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Yesss! I think panko is technically for fish since it's Japanese!

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  4. Yum, these look delicious! I need to save this recipe for dinner!

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  5. I am SO making this!! I might add even more cheese haha xx love it!

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    1. Yum!!! Let me know what you think :)

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  6. These look so delicious!! I'm always looking for quick and healthy recipes

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  7. My mom used to make these for me when I was younger. Totally need to try them for myself.

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  8. yummy! these sound AMAZING! I cant wait to make some!

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  9. Hmm I bet these would be equally yummy in my air fryer! Can't wait to try them!

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    1. OMG please let me know how they end up!! I want an air fryer so badly!!

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  10. These look too good! Chicken tenders are one of my favorites!

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  11. These look amazingly crispy I can hear the crisp in my head! YUM!




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  12. Can't wait to try this recipe - looks so light and crispy!

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  13. So yummy! They look really good.

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  14. Wooow that looks delicious. I gotta try!

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  15. CRAVING these so much oh my goodness.

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  16. These look soooo good! My bf and I make homemade chicken fingers all the time but we've never tried a recipe like this. We usually make them low-carb and use almond flour!

    Kayla | kaylablogs.com

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  17. Y'all these sounds AMAAAAZING! I'm adding these to the recipe list for this week!!!

    Comng Up Roses

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  18. omg. omg omg these sound so goooood!

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