I know what you’re thinking, “uh, how dumb are you to need a recipe for chicken fingers????” Well, let me elaborate. These are not the go to the store and buy a bag of chicken fingers type of chicken fingers. Convenience foods have a time and a place. Recently I cooked enough chicken fingers to feed my entire church. I did not use this recipe. I used two bags of chicken given to me by a good friend. (we have a great deal-Mark keeps their family supplied with paper plates, they keep us rolling in the chicken, beautiful) Cooking for a large group I chose to use what was convenient. Cooking for my family I am more likely to use something that I know does not have any artificial coloring or flavoring or MSG.
- 2 lbs chicken (you can buy the already chicken finger sized cutlets or buy boneless breast halves and pound them to your desired thickness, then slice them into strips. )
- 2 cups flour
- 1 Tablespoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup milk
Mix flour, paprika, pepper, and salt in shallow bowl. Pour milk into another shallow bowl. Dip chicken pieces in milk, then flour mixture. Repeat. Fry in an inch or two of oil. I use an electric skillet because I have never had much luck frying chicken on a stove, but feel free to use whatever cooking method you prefer. I suppose they could be done in a Fry Daddy. I have never tried so I do not know if the crust would stay on or just make a big mess in the Fry Daddy. Much better than store bought already prepared chicken fingers. I would say that they are better for you, but can you really suggest that a chicken finger is good for you? Good to you, most definitely. This is something that the whole family eats, without being forced. Everyone likes to eat the leftovers the next day. If you can get Benjamin to eat something fresh and leftover (besides cheesecake) you know you are doing something right.
*** a little rosemary and thyme are good in these, too. Mark accuses me of trying to poison him by puttting dead grass in all his food, so I have backed off the herbs a bit.