Are you ready for some Homemade Chicken Fingers!

4 years ago

Last night I was in a Chicken Fingers kinda mood so I baked a tray of homemade crunchy Chicken Fingers and with Super Bowl eating day this sunday I thought I would share this recipe with y'all.

Chicken wings and chicken fingers are a staple for many super bowl parties, and on occasion I think most of us love nothing better than southern fried chicken.

My friend Janet and I occasionally drop into one of our favorite spots, LaWan’s Soul Food Restaurant in Charlotte, NC to indulge ourselves. We always order the chicken strips, a green salad and corn bread. Ranch and Blue cheese dressing for dipping is a must. Baked chicken is also on the menu, but we always go for the chicken fingers. 

LaWan’s is on the other side of town from where I live, so sometimes when I am craving Chicken Fingers I pull out my recipe for Oven Baked Chicken Fingers. 

Years ago I would use Italian bread crumbs, which are still a good choice, however several years ago I started using Panko bread crumbs which provide a really crunchy coating.

My family loves my version of chicken fingers so I always double the recipe when I have a crowd.

This recipe is delicious and has less fat and sodium than traditional fried chicken. 

Janet, we need to plan a visit to LaWan’s! 

Oven Baked Chicken Fingers 


  • 4 Chicken breasts, about 1 lb or 1lb pre-cut chicken strips
  • ½ cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • Light sprinkle of salt and pepper
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • Ranch Dressing and/or honey-mustard dressing

–          Homemade honey-mustard, blend together the following:

–          ½ cup of mustard, I like to use grain mustard

–          1 tablespoon of honey, add more to sweeten 

  • Cooking Instructions:
  • Heat the oven to 350
  • Rinse the chicken and cut off any fat
  • Cut the chicken breasts into strips
  • In a large bowl mix together the bread crumbs, garlic powder, onion powder and italian seasoning
  • Coat each of the chicken fingers in the bread crumb mixture
  • Spray a cookie sheet or 8 ½ by 11 cake pan
  • Place the chicken fingers in the pan and spray the top of the chicken with the non-stick cooking spray
  • Bake for 10 minute then flip the chicken
  • Bake another 10 minutes then broil for 2 or 3 minutes, flip the chicken again and  broil another 2 o3 minutes until golden brown

 Serves four, maybe! My husband loves these which results in 3 servings!

Serve as an appetizer or as meal with green beans & oven baked home fries!

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