Chicken Fingers Recipe
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Chicken Fingers Recipe

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Almost everyone in my family requests this golden breaded chicken as their birthday dinner entree. I begin marinating the chicken strips early in the day to cut down on last-minute fuss.—Charlotte Baillargeon, Hinsdale, Massachusetts
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating Cook: 20 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating Cook: 20 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breasts (6 ounces each)
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Oil for frying

Nutritional Facts

6 ounce-weight: 363 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 131mg cholesterol, 882mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 42g protein


  1. Cut the chicken into 1/2-in. strips; In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the egg, buttermilk and garlic powder; add chicken. Seal bag and turn to coat.; refrigerate for 2-4 hours.
  2. Drain and discard marinade. In another large resealable plastic bag, combine the flour, bread crumbs, salt and baking powder; add chicken. Seal bag and toss to coat.
  3. In an electric skillet, heat oil to 375°. Fry the chicken in batches for 4-5 minutes or until golden brown on both sides. Drain on paper towels. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Chicken Fingers in Quick Cooking July/August 1998, p7

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Reviewed Jan. 15, 2015

"These were good. Made as written Would do again without any adjustments. Made them as part of appetizer night and their were no leftovers."

Reviewed Jul. 29, 2014

"just finished making them. not good at all. very bland breading was falling off. i gave it 1 star cause i was required to do it!"

Reviewed May. 11, 2014

"Our whole family raved over this recipe. I will make it again!"

Reviewed Jan. 23, 2014 Edited Jul. 4, 2014

"Excellent! My family enjoys this recipe. Sometimes, in place of the bread crumbs I will use crushed saltines, or I'll use regular bread crumbs but add 1tsp garlic powder, 1/2 tsp. Basil, one half teaspoon smoked paprika, 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Anyway you make it, it's fantastic."

Reviewed Jan. 17, 2013

"This was great! I made it with gluten-free bread crumbs and gluten-free flour. My family loved it, and my daughter who has issues with gluten was thrilled!"

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