Food and the City: Baked Chicken Fingers

September 20, 2012

Baked Chicken Fingers



Ahhhhhhhh Chicken finers. Good ol' chicken fingers. My family has a running joke that one of the only things I'll eat is chicken fingers. Its not true. Well, fully.

Ya see, when I was a kid I skeeved basically every normal food you can think of. Besides chicken. I think everybody I know learned 564 new ways to cook chicken when they knew I'd be around. Seriously, I was disturbed. Now since growing up I've been the light and have moved on to bigger and better things. Like chicken cutlets.

Ha I kid. But no, really. I was a weird little kid. Please don't be like me. Weirdo little kid. 

When I was ages like, 13-15 me and my friends (my friends and I?) would go to the diner like 14 times a day and I would always get chicken fingers. Always. Remember the days of eating absolutely anything and then still being able to come home and have 3 bowls of cereal and everything was ok? Yup. I sure do. My size 0 jeans that I hide in the back of my closet still do. One day we will hug again.

Today is not that day.

You'll need: Chicken breasts (or cutlets already sliced), Panko bread crumbs, Italian bread crumbs (optional), 2 eggs, 1/2 cup of milk, salt & pepper.


Preheat your oven to 400.
Slice up your chicken into strips. Mine are a little funky. Ignore that.


Crack two eggs into a bowl and throw in some salt and pepper.


Now add your 1/2 cup of milk. Mix it up.


Panko. Ahh me loves you. Such a better, as in healthier, alternative to regular bread crumbs.


Throw some in a plate


Then throw some regular Italian breadcrumbs on for giggles. Because quite frankly I really
love my regular fattening Italian breadcrumbs.


Now dip in a piece of chicken to coat it


Then smother it in breadcrumbs.



Repeat with all chicken then line a baking sheet with foil and place them in a even layer.


In the oven they go for 20 minutes. Or if you're like me and like extra crunch, 25-30.


Ooooo lala. Yummy, crunchy and delicious.


Everyone will love these. Except maybe your husband because he'll just complain that you didn't make burgers. But ignore him! Who's the boss around here??



Serve them up with your favorite sauce. Ketchup, BBQ, or if you're just a stereotypical Italian like myself, marinara sauce!

Today we will be stereotypical Italians.


Try these for dinner tonight!