Saturday, May 9, 2009


Chicken Fingers are an excellent appetizer for parties (for all age groups). It is also a quick “go to” meal for a weeknight dinner. Simple and delicious, what more can you ask for? If you have any leftovers, this chicken (chopped up) makes a fantastic chicken and grilled cheese sandwich on day two.

6 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
2 cup of buttermilk
1 teaspoon garlic powder
2 cups flour
2 eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon onion powder

Combine the buttermilk, beaten egg and garlic powder and pour it into a large Ziploc bag. Cut the chicken breast into long half inch wide strips and put them in the same Ziploc bag. Refrigerate this until you are ready to cook (or at least 2 hours). In another large Ziploc bag, combine the flour, salt, pepper and onion powder.

When it is time to cook, follow these steps:
1. Drain chicken (saving liquid) and coat chicken in flour mixture.
2. Shake off excess flour mixture and put BACK INTO liquid again.
3. Repeat step one, then THROW AWAY BUTTERMILK LIQUID
Fry chicken fingers in ½” vegetable oil until golden. Keep warm in oven.

1 cup ketchup
1/4 cup white vinegar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons chopped onion (sautéed)
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon liquid smoke
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon celery salt
1/2 teaspoon powdered mustard
Combine and simmer slowly for about 10 minutes.

We like barbeque flavored Chicken Fingers. To do that, I simply put one half cup of barbeque into a large frying pan, let it heat up.

Then I put the cooked chicken fingers in
the sauce and toss lightly.


 NOTE: Personally, we like this recipe best with boneless, skinless chicken thighs because they are so moist. This is also excellent with chicken tenders as well.


Katy ~ said...

Chicken marinated in buttermilk is a real fav of mine; so tender and flavorful. I have been searching for the longest time for a good chicken finger recipe, and I think this is it! Sometimes I need food for Sweetie-Pi's grandsons, and this would be just so perfect to give them. Coleen, thank you once again!

Donna-FFW said...

Sounds delicious Coleen, my kids love chicken fingers. Never tried soakng them before. And the dipping sauce sounds lovely.

Cristine said...

Thanks for sharing! Looks awesome!

HoneyB said...

These look delicious. I have yet to ever make chicken fingers!! I better get with the program! I also love the BBQ sauce you have here!

Kristen said...

I've been wondering if I could make my own chicken fingers for my kids (my last attempt was okay, but not great)...I'll have to give your recipe a try :o)

girlichef said...

Delicious, the kiddos would love these!

Barbara Bakes said...

These would be a big hit at my house!

Wandering Coyote said...

Oooh, these look so good!

Carrie said...

Your chicken strips look SO good! I want to make these and dip them in gravy, yum yum!

The Cooking Photographer said...

As soon as I saw buttermilk in the ingredient list I knew this was going to be a great recipe. I'm putting this one in my collection. Thanks Coleen.

Kerstin said...

They look so tender and delicious and like a real crowd pleaser! I love the buttermilk too!

Cheryl said...

That looks so good, just like my mom used to make!

Bunny said...

I love the color of those chicken fingers in your picture!! WOW they look terrific, bookmarking this to make!

Sonya said...

I made these tonight and they were a huge hit. Thanks for another great recipe!