Monday, November 9, 2009

Tasty Tuesday!

One last day to enter my giveaway!


Apparently I'm in the mood for feeding kids lately. Granted, last week's homemade ice cream is something a kid can do, but I rather enjoy my portion controlled treats, too!

This week, the wee ones were helping me in the kitchen again. And again, this is a recipe that the adults in my family enjoy, as well.

Kids who don't eat chicken fingers are few and far between. Unfortunately, Little Miss can't eat many commercially prepared chicken nuggets and chicken fingers because they add dairy in the breading. And some of the ingredients I read on some of the packages....

Suffice it to say that I'm much happier making the chicken fingers on my own these days -- assuming that I can find the corn flake cereal that doesn't have any spurious ingredients, that is!

Mommy's Homemade Chicken Fingers

1 egg, lightly beaten
1 T honey
1 t mustard (I use Dijon, yellow, whatever sounds good that day)
1 c corn flake cereal, well crushed
1/4 t salt
dash pepper
12 oz boneless, skinless chicken breasts

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.

Cut the chicken into 3/4 inch strips. In a shallow dish, combine the egg, honey, and mustard. In another shallow dish, stir together the corn flake crumbs, salt, and pepper.

Dip the chicken into the egg mixture, then roll them in the crumb mixture to coat evenly.

Arrange the chicken strips on a baking sheet. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.

Mmmm! Unfortunately, it was gone before I could get pictures. Partly because I forgot. There are never any leftovers when I make this one though!

Enjoy more recipes at Blessed With Grace and Tempt My Tummy Tuesday!


Unknown November 9, 2009 at 8:21 PM  

Sounds like it would be gone before I could photograph it at my house.
Happy Twirls

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace November 9, 2009 at 8:25 PM  

These look much better than the frozen variety, I'm ashamed to say, I fed my daughter tonight. LOL!

Roxane November 9, 2009 at 8:37 PM  

This post is making me hungry and i'm babysitting... No chicken tenders to be found :/

Yvonne @ StoneGable November 9, 2009 at 8:41 PM  

This is not kiddie food- I love the sound of using corn flakes to make the crust. Michelle, this is a very versitle recipe. The chicken could be used on salads, such as ceaser, or chopped. It could be spiced up with some chili powder etc and be part of a tortilla chicken salad. Oh, I can think of so many ways to use this.
Thank you. I am trying it next week. I am going to think of a way to use this and in my Menu post next week, I will feature your recipe with a link to your blog.
Love, love, love this!

septembermom November 9, 2009 at 8:46 PM  

Michelle, you know how to make me hungry on Tuesdays! Thanks again!

MaBunny November 9, 2009 at 9:48 PM  

Those sound tasty indeed! I knew Little Miss was allergic to dairy, but I didn't realize it was bad enough that she couldn't eat anything with even prepared with dairy! Yikes, that has to be scary.
We eat a ton of chicken here at the Able household and I am always looking for ways to make it different!

Pat November 10, 2009 at 8:59 AM  

Mmm-mmm-mmm. I'll have to triple this recipe for my husband.

Tricia November 10, 2009 at 11:24 AM  

Ooh, that looks delicious! My kids are total snobs! They will only eat homemade chicken fingers. ;) Thanks so much for sharing.

Unknown November 10, 2009 at 1:26 PM  

I like the addition of honey and mustard. Sounds

Claudya Martinez November 10, 2009 at 4:42 PM  

I am so making these.

Keys to the Magic Travel November 10, 2009 at 8:52 PM  


It is amazing how manufacturers "hide" things in our foods. Katie has a friend that is gluten and dairy free. And the things that have these in's crazy. I mean...why does my boars head ham have glutens in it??

Cookie November 11, 2009 at 7:46 PM  

Ooo, this is one that i need to try!

Michelle November 15, 2009 at 3:29 PM  

Libby - Oddly, I'd actually made enough so that the wee ones could have them for dinner the next day when my mom was watching them, but my husband ate all of them!

Lisa - We all feed those ones, as they're so easy! But these definitely taste better. I accidentally put too much mustard in this time, so Mister Man dipped his in honey and loved that addition. Little Miss of course loves the extraspice!

Roxane - Bummer. Next time have the parents make chicken fingers for you ;)

Yvonne - Good point. This would have been great in any of those applications. Of course I just ate mine plain....

Kelly - Hey, I do what I can.

Marcy - Yep, no dairy in the product at all. It's not anaphalactic, but she gets swelling in her ears, sinuses, lungs, etc that makes her get sick too easily. A pain but at least not life threatening!

Pat - Your husband and apparently mine, too.

Tricia - I'd love to have kids who were snobs about stuff like this with the implication that they always ate "real" food that's far more healthy than the alternatives.

Geri - Oh it adds a great touch! I'm getting hungry now just thinking about them.

Unknown Mami - I bet your little Put-Pie would love them. Let me know how it goes.

Kat - Oh don't get me started. The other issue we have is that we don't do corn syrup (especially not HFCS), and it's SO hard to find prepared foods without them. No comment on the meats injected with fake stuff to give them a higher protein content.

Dawn - I bet your boys would love them.

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