Crispy Chicken Fingers

Total Time:
43 min
15 min
20 min
8 min

4 servings

  • 1 1/4 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut across into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup lowfat buttermilk
  • Cooking spray
  • 4 cups whole-grain corn cereal (recommended: Corn Chex or cornflakes)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • Honey-Mustard Sauce, recipe follows

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Combine the chicken and buttermilk in a shallow dish. Cover and chill for 15 minutes.

Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. Put the cereal in a sealed plastic bag and crush with a rolling pin. Transfer the crumbs to a shallow dish. Season the chicken with the salt and a few grinds of pepper. Dip each piece of chicken in the cereal to fully coat and arrange on the baking sheet. Bake until cooked through, about 8 minutes. Leave the chicken on the baking sheet to cool slightly. It will become crispier.

Serve with the mustard sauce.

Honey-Mustard Sauce:

1/2 cup Dijon mustard

1 tablespoon mayonnaise

3 tablespoons honey

In a small bowl, stir together the mustard and mayonnaise until smooth. Stir in the honey.

Yield: 1 1/4 cups

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These taste just fine, nothing special. I added plenty of different spices, I think they would be pretty boring without. The honey mustard had a little bit too much of a bite for me I'd probably do half dijon and half yellow next time. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent receipe, did as some suggested and used a rack on the cookie sheet, wasn't really expecting much from the mustard sauce but boy what a nice compliment to the chicken fingers, and with a side of Ellie's macaroni salad, what a healthy treat for supper! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made this tonight and the chicken fingers were moist and crispy. Loved the honey mustard sauce. Will be making gain soon. Bye Bye fast food restaurants! Used less dijon mustard and a little more honey. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was really good, turned out great! The only thing is that it taste kinda of plain and so for next time I think I may use a bit of honey cereal to give it a honey taste. The honey mustard was okay. I defiantly recconmend this recipe for further use. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is very good! My husband enjoyed it. The buttermilk kept the chicken really moist. A winner. I used corn flakes as there was no Chex to be found (I recently moved to Wales from St. Louis, MO. Forgot to buy honey, so will try the dip next time. I added a little bit of breadcrumbs to keep my mixture together, but I think it would be better without it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
YuMmO!! Very tender and sooooo Delish..i picked up honey chex cereal by accident and it added a lil extra flavor. My family love them! Thanks item not reviewed by moderator and published
Nice and moist - however the smell of the cornflakes destroys it for me. I guess my daughters didn't crush it fine enough. They did a great job with the honey mustard. All is good except for the cornflake crust for me. Easy recipe though. Thanks item not reviewed by moderator and published
I marinated my chicken in buttermilk, 1 teaspoon each Mrs. Dash Salt-Free Chipotle Southwestern spice and 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning and freshly ground pepper for 2 hours in the fridge. I also threw some of those spices in the breadcrumbs, and cooked as directed. The chicken was incredible!! It was SO tender & juicy! I had mine with fat free ranch dressing & I made the honey dijon for my husband (although I tasted it and it was really good! - either way, this was fabulous! Hubby USED to be addicted to a certain fast-food chain's chicken nuggests...he said I ruined him forever!! He said he'll NEVER get fast-food, unhealthy chicken nuggests again!! Mission accomplished! I made onion rings with buttermilk and the seasoned bread crumbs out of one half an onion & baked them for 13 minutes at 400 F with the chicken on a separate sheet pan. They were awesome!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
my kids enjoyed every bit of this recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Loved every bite of it! This was the most delicious chicken figers I have had and the honey mustard made it even better! I love the fact that it is absolutely healthy. I will be making this quick and easy recipe for years to come!!!! :) item not reviewed by moderator and published

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