Breaded Chicken Fingers
It can be hard to find healthy meals kids will eat, but, making your own Breaded Chicken Fingers at home might just be a good place to start. Grandmas always make easy kid friendly recipes, and our Grandma is no different. This recipe from her collection teaches you how to make one of the kids' favourite finger foods so that they can have a healthier homemade version of a classic, fun food for kids. You can also make this recipe even healthier by making sure you use organic, free range chicken meat that comes from happy, well-raised chickens. Eating organic meat means that you don't get all of the antibiotics and hormones that are given to nonorganic chickens. This recipe makes enough chicken fingers for 4 people, so you could even double it and make more to freeze for future meals. You can even enjoy these chicken fingers with your kids and maybe try them on salads or as an appetizer.***
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4 (4-6 ounce) boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
1 cup all purpose flour, for dredging (approximate)
1 Tablespoon lemon zest, finely grated
2 eggs, beaten
1 1/4 cups fine breadcrumbs
1/2 cup vegetable oil, for shallow frying
Have ready a large deeper side skillet. Use cast iron if you have.
Cut the chicken breasts into finger sized pieces and place them onto a plate.
Season each piece with garlic salt, salt and pepper.
Get 3 shallow dishes ready.
#1 with flour and lemon zest.
#2 with the beaten eggs.
#3 with the fine breadcrumbs.
Dip each piece of seasoned chicken first into the flour mixture, then the eggs, and finally dip the pieces into the fine breadcrumbs and pat down the coating onto each piece.
Place the prepared pieces onto a clean dish lined with parchment paper. Repeat this process until all the chicken pieces are ready.
Heat the oil in the frying pan over medium heat until hot, but do not overheat and get the oil smoking.
Transfer the cooked chicken pieces onto a plate lined with paper towels.
Serve with you favorite dipping sauce.
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Nutrition Facts for: Breaded Chicken Fingers From Grandmother's Kitchen
Ingredients: Chicken breasts, salt, pepper, all purpose flour, lemon zest, eggs, breadcrumbs,vegetable oil.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 4 servings. * Per Serving:Calories 603, Calories from Fat 344, Total Fat 38.2g 59%, Saturated Fat 8.4g 42%, Cholesterol 183mg 61%, Sodium 567mg 24%, Potassium 346mg 10%, Carbohydrates 24.5g 8%, Dietary Fiber 1.0g 4%, Sugars 0.3g, Protein 38.9g, Vitamin A 3%, Vitamin C 3%, Calcium 4%, Iron 18%
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