Monday, September 19, 2011

Cornflake Crusted Chicken Fingers

Makes 6 servings

Do you already feel like you’re stuck in the “what am I sending for lunch tomorrow” rut? Packing a delicious, nutritious lunch that children will eat and that parents will feel good about is often a challenge. This recipe is delicious, nutritious and fun to make with your kids. Serve with crunchy fruit or veggies.

6 boneless breasts, butterflied and sliced
1 large egg
2 cups organic crushed cornflakes
1 tablespoon flaxseed
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 teaspoons fresh orange juice for taste

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2. Rinse chicken, and pat dry.
3. In a small bowl, whisk egg with 1tablespoon water and juice.
4. In a large bowl, mix cornflakes and flaxseed.
5. Working with one piece at a time, dip chicken in egg mixture, then coat with seasoned cornflakes, pressing flakes to help them adhere.
6. Transfer coated pieces to a rimmed baking sheet.
7. Bake until golden brown and crisp, about 30 minutes.

Homemade Chicken Strips vs. Fast Food Nuggets

If your kids love to snack on chicken pieces, choose homemade fingers over fast food nuggets. Why? Homemade chicken fingers are made from real strips of hormone free chicken—usually breast meat, though thigh meat can be used—that are battered or breaded then baked or pan fried. Nuggets are made from chicken meat, skin, gristle, fat and other scraps that are puréed into a slurry, thickened with flour, molded into shapes, breaded then baked or fried. Your kids deserve the best, right? For more on this topic, check out Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution. Need we say anymore?


  1. Ok... great chicken fingers that even adults will love.

  2. These are great recipes. Our kids loved the apple crisp.