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Recipe Corner: Chicken Fingers

Shake N’ Bake Chicken Fingers*
by Caitlin Mulroney

Remember when your mom or dad used to throw some frozen chicken nuggets into the oven for lunch and it was just the best day ever? They could be shaped like dinosaurs, stars, zoo animals, or even planets, and they were delicious. Since we’re all at university now, and a lot of us live away from home, we’re responsible for making our own food. This recipe will allow you to engage in a little bit of nostalgia, while still getting some protein in your lunch or dinner. They may not be straight out of the freezer, but these chicken fingers still taste pretty darn good without all the preservatives.


-1 pack uncooked breast of chicken, in strips (available in the meat section of the grocery store. You could also buy full chicken breasts and cut them into strips, if you’re up for completing an extra step)

-1 package of Extra-Crispy Shake N’ Bake bread crumb mix (you can find this in the bread section of the grocery store-each box comes with two packages, but for this recipe you’ll only need one)

-2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil


1.Preheat regular (or convection) oven to 400°F, with the oven rack in the middle

2.Cover flat pan with aluminum foil and cover with wire rack

3.Place the uncooked chicken strips into the bag provided in the Shake N’ Bake box

4.Drizzle chicken with olive oil

5.Empty the contents of one package of Shake N’ Bake into the bag and shake, enough to liberally coat each piece of chicken

6.Place chicken on wire rack, leaving space between each piece.

7.Bake for 30 minutes.

8.Enjoy! See? That wasn’t so hard.

This recipe makes an excellent after-school dinner when paired with the oven fries (insert link to carrot fries recipe here) in my previous post! As always, when handling raw chicken, be sure to wash your hands and cooking utensils vigorously both before and after. Salmonella is not an ingredient in this recipe!

*Adapted from Kraft Canada Inc. Website


1 person has commented
1 Boba - 6 Feb 2014

Thanks, Caitlin, for the recipe and for your reminiscing about a meal I always felt guilty about serving my kids! Who knew that I was making lifelong happy memories when I was throwing those frozen fingers into the oven???

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