Chicken Fingers

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Chicken Fingers

Chicken Fingers
Number of Servings: 6 Total Preparation Time: less than 15 minutes
Actual Cooking Time: 45 minutes Source: Debbie Allen, RD
Food Groups: Grains, Protein
Main Ingredient: Chicken & Turkey
Meal Type: Lunch Entrée, Appetizers
Origin: American
Special Features: Quick to Prepare (under 30 minutes), Simple (6 or less ingredients) , Kids Can Help Make It

These can be made the night before and sent to school the following day.


3 Chicken breast halves, skinned and boned (about 3/4 pound)
1 Egg
Seasoned Bread crumbs
1 tablespoon Butter, melted
1/2 tablespoon fresh Lemon juice
BBQ Sauce or Honey for dipping


Pound chicken into thin cutlets between sheets of plastic wrap with a mallet.

In a bowl, beat the egg.

Dip the chicken into the egg and then into the bread crumbs.

Arrange the chicken cutlets into a non-stick baking dish and drizzle each one with melted butter and lemon juice.

Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until golden.

Slice the chicken into strips and serve with kids favorite sauce.

Nutrient Information
Calories: 121
Total Fat: 4 g
Saturated Fat: 2 g
Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g
Monounsaturated Fat:
Sodium: 312 mg
Carbohydrates: 6 g
Protein: 15 g
Fiber: 0 g
Vitamin A: 241 IU
Vitamin C: 3 mg
Calcium: 18 mg
Iron: 1 mg

Cook's Notes:

Children love pounding the chicken into thin cutlets. If you do not have a meat pounder, a hammer or a rolling pin will work. Even the youngest child can participate in this recipe!