These homemade chicken fingers is an easy recipe made with real, recognizable ingredients including boneless chicken, eggs, flour, and cornflake crumbs, which means everyone is happy.
Wouldn’t it be nice if your kids approached dinner at your house with the same gusto that they do at the local pizza joint? This homemade chicken fingers recipe attempts to replicate the kid-menu dining experience at home in as healthy a way as possible.–Pilar Guzmán, Jenny Rosenstrach and Alanna Stang
- Quick Glance
- 30 M
- 30 M
- Serves 4 to 6
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Recipe Testers Reviews
What a lot of fun these chicken fingers were to make! I can see why the recipe appeared in a family meal cookbook. Kids would love every part of the process—from pounding the hell (heck?) out of the chicken breast pieces to the dredging process. A good set of kitchen skill sets to learn, too.
The sauté time was just right. As the pieces cook, you may wish to put them on a warmed plate or in foil in a warm oven. Like exposed fingers in the cold, these cool off fast.
This recipe for chicken fingers is scrummy! Golden-hued crunchy chicken in no time at all is my idea of a great weeknight meal. I usually bake my chicken fingers on a sheet pan but this recipe sounded so good and easy that I had to try it and it didn't disappoint.
I crushed my cornflakes in the blender and the cornflake crumbs adhered beautifully and added a nice crunch to the chicken. I pan-fried as suggested but since I used chicken tenders my pieces may have been a bit bigger and thicker so they took about 3 to 5 minutes per side. I used a thermometer to make sure they reached the 165°F mark to ensure they were cooked through.
Will be making this one again—and I may even experiment with putting the chicken fingers on a baking sheet lined with parchment along with a light drizzle of oil on top.