Forget the Clown: Nutty Chicken Fingers

Here’s a great recipe for a crispy alternative to fast food chicken nuggets that kids will love. The best part is you can make these in less time than it takes to get in the car and drive across town to McDonald’s and you won’t need to worry about what your kids are eating.


1 cup finely chopped pecans
2/3 cup crushed corn flakes
2 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
½ teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup buttermilk
1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips


Preheat oven to 400° F and line 11×17 inch jelly roll pan with aluminum foil.

Combine the pecans, corn flake crumbs, dried parsley, garlic powder, and salt in a shallow bowl. Place chicken in another shallow bowl and pour buttermilk over chicken. Then roll chicken pieces in pecan mixture while pressing down on chicken to help adhere the mixture to the chicken.

Place in a single layer on the aluminum foil lined baking pan. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 12-15 minutes or until juices run clear.


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