Baked Chicken Fingers

Main Dishes · October 27, 2017

Baked Chicken Fingers recipe! A healthy way to eat chicken! Chicken dipped in flour, egg, and panko - so yummy! Great with any side and fruit!

Hello again! It’s Alicia from The Baker Upstairs and I am back to share one of my absolute favorite recipes with you. These baked chicken fingers are super easy to make, incredibly delicious, and good for you too! My family loves chicken pretty much any way I make it, but these chicken fingers are a special favorite. They’re crisp on the outside and juicy and tender on the inside, and always come out delicious!

Baked Chicken Fingers recipe! A healthy way to eat chicken! Chicken dipped in flour, egg, and panko - so yummy! Great with any side and fruit!

It does take a little time to individually dip each piece of chicken, but once you’ve got your dipping station set up, it’s very simple and straightforward. I love using kid plates from Ikea for dipping because they have a nice lip around them but are still pretty shallow. I put flour plus salt and pepper in the first plate, egg in the second, and a mixture of panko and regular bread crumbs in the third plate. I like to bake them on a parchment-lined baking sheet for easy clean up, but they also work well on a greased baking sheet. I usually find myself making extras to have on hand for lunches and snacks. Once you get dipping, it’s easy to just make a bunch!

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How to make chicken fingers:

Baked Chicken Fingers
 
Ingredients
  • 1½ pounds chicken breast, trimmed and cut into strips (approximately 3 large breasts)
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • ¾ cup bread crumbs (I used Italian but regular work great too)
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • cooking spray
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or spray with cooking spray.
  2. In a shallow dish or pie pan, whisk together the flour, salt and pepper. In another shallow dish, beat the eggs lightly. In a third dish, whisk together the regular and panko bread crumbs.
  3. Dip each piece of chicken in the flour, then in the egg, then in the bread crumbs, and place on the prepared baking sheet. (I find that it helps to use one hand for dipping in the dry ingredients and one hand for dipping in the eggs, to prevent making a big mess.)
  4. Spray each of the chicken strips lightly with cooking spray. Bake 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown and cooked through. Enjoy!

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Alicia, these look AMAZING!! They would make a perfect lunch (or dinner) for the kids! Can’t wait to try this recipe! Thanks!

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    Liz

    Thank you for the nice recipe.

    Sue R

    Would like to know what kind of dip goes well with that and a recipe for it if possible.

      Lil' Luna

      My kids usually like Ketchup or Ranch, but we like the Homemade Ranch that you make using the seasoning packets. Other great dips would be Honey Mustard or even Sweet and Sour Sauce. 😉

        Sue R

        Tq. We will probably end up eating them with some chilli sauce. 😊

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