15 Chicken Finger Recipes That Will Have Kids Asking For Seconds
If there's one kid-friendly food staple (aside from milk and cookies) in the house, it's chicken fingers. And if it were solely up to children, they'd eat it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. But like any food, recycling the same recipes usually leads to a boring meal. There are so many ways to cook, prep, and season chicken fingers that it'd be impossible not to round up (and share) the most delicious recipes out there. Prepare yourself for the mouthwatering treats ahead, because your child's favorite meal may just become yours.
Baked Honey BBQ Chicken Fingers
For a Summertime chicken finger recipe, just marinate your meat in honey and BBQ and then bake (not fry) the tenders as a healthy alternative!
Baked Pecan Crusted Chicken Fingers
Coating your chicken tenders in pecans is probably the last recipe you had in mind, but these flavorful (and healthy) bites will have both your kids and you hooked.
Almond-Crusted Chicken Strips
Your kids will love the crunchy exterior of these almond-crusted chicken strips. The meat is loaded with seasoning and the almonds add a extra healthy kick.
Pretzel Crusted Chicken Bites
Turn a snack food into a coating for your chicken! Just switch out Panko for crushed pretzels so the crust stays crispy while the chicken inside is moist and tender. Get the full recipe at Sally's Baking Addiction.
Coconut Chicken Tenders
For a flavorful twist on the traditional chicken fingers, this coconut option will satisfy all taste buds. Both kids and adults will be asking for seconds.
Cheez-Its-Encrusted Chicken Tenders
Forgo a predictable crust of Italian breadcrumbs or panko in favor of one made from an American pantry favorite, Cheez-Its. This mouthwatering recipe only gets better with a side of buttered wilted spinach.
Chicken Tenders With Greek Yogurt Dip
Sometimes an easy dip is just what you need to change up your kid's favorite chicken finger recipe. Use day-old whole-wheat bread as the coating, and then bake it to perfection. Get the 30-minute recipe here.
Crispy Baked Tofu Fingers
Your children will be on their second helpings before they realize this isn't actually chicken. Tofu fingers are the perfect alternative to make your child's dinner a little healthier. They'll be fooled by the delicious taste and crunchy texture.
Homemade Chicken Nuggets
Children love chicken fingers, and they also love chicken nuggets. Skip the frozen supermarket ones and opt to make these baked golden nuggets that you won't be able to get at any drive-through.
Cheesy Taco Chicken Tenders
This recipe combines the flavors you love in tacos with the flavor you love in chicken tenders. Buttermilk comes into play twice here; marinating the chicken in buttermilk for a few hours will make them tender and juicy. Get the full recipe at Cinnamon Spice & Everything Nice.
Honey-Dijon Chicken Tenders
Skip the dips by incorporating the sauce right into the batter! Mix honey and Dijon mustard into the batter so the chicken will be coated evenly with this zingy sauce.
Asian Lemon Chicken Tenders
You won't need ketchup for this chicken recipe. These tenders are coated with a sweet, tangy lemon glaze, and the strips have a simple flour-and-buttermilk breading.
Crispy Pan-Fried Chicken Tenders
For a healthy version of your child's favorite meal, pan-fried chicken tenders will taste just as good. The crispy, crunchy panko breadcrumbs will give it that wow texture.
Oven-Fried Cornflakes Chicken
Skip the frying and pop these chicken fingers straight into the oven. The delicious breading is made of crushed cornflakes and Japanese panko crumbs and seasoned with paprika, oregano, onion powder, garlic powder, and black pepper. Once your little ones try this recipe, they'll be asking for it every night.
Gluten-Free Chicken Tenders
Children who are gluten intolerant can still enjoy delicious chicken tenders. This recipe guarantees both parents and child will have no qualms about what's for dinner tonight.