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Oven Chicken Fingers

Oven Chicken Fingers are tender, golden strips of breaded chicken with two tempting sauces for dipping. The recipe comes from Mary Peterson of Charlestown, Rhode Island.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1 cup Italian bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup water, divided
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup prepared mustard


  • In a plastic bag, mix bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese; set aside. In a small bowl, combine garlic and oil. Flatten the chicken to 1/2-in. thickness; cut into 1-in.-wide strips. Dip strips in oil; coat with crumb mixture. Place on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Meanwhile, combine the sugar and cornstarch in a saucepan. Add cranberries, orange juice and water; bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Cook and stir 2-3 minutes more, crushing the berries while stirring. For honey mustard sauce, dissolve cornstarch in 1 tablespoon water in a saucepan. Add honey, mustard and remaining water; bring to a boil over medium heat. Boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Serve with chicken for dipping.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 455 calories, 14g fat (2g saturated fat), 74mg cholesterol, 495mg sodium, 52g carbohydrate (33g sugars, 1g fiber), 31g protein.
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  • LauriePar
    Sep 11, 2017

    Very simple and quick to make. I just serve mine with ranch dressing. The chicken turned out quite moist.

  • Max124
    Apr 29, 2017

    Wanted a fast and easy Saturday night meal so I tried this and it was awesome. The honey mustard dressing was divine! This was a perfect comfort meal. Delicious.

  • mmonda1202
    Dec 5, 2014

    I've been making these since the recipe first appeared in the magazine. Definitely a family favorite!

  • msu4two
    Nov 2, 2013

    I made these tonight, and love them, but think next time they would be better with something like marinara sauce for dipping. All the spices of the Italian bread crumbs (I used Panko crumbs) didn't go well with the sweetness of the honey mustard dip. But the chicken was good, I'll make these again.

  • lbroadh2o
    Oct 8, 2013

    This was very tasty and simple to make.. The chicken in moist.. The only sauce I made was the honey mustard. It is excellent! Will definitely make it again.

  • margo_wheeler
    Feb 16, 2012

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  • raspberrykitty
    Mar 12, 2011

    These come out perfectly cooked and are delicious! This recipe will definitely go in my binder and be made again and again :) (I added a little chili powder to the bread crumbs. I did not try the sauces this time.)

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    Jan 28, 2011

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    Feb 5, 2010

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    Nov 9, 2009

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