Friday, 29 November 2013

Baked Chili Honey Garlic Chicken Fingers

These are easy chicken fingers baked in the oven with a sweet, slightly spicy drizzle. Bake up some roasted sweet or regular potatoes for a fast food favorite made at home. You always know what is in it when you make it yourself!

You will need:

  • 2 chicken breasts cut into strips/fingers
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp chili paste or fresh red chili
  • 2 cloves garlic-crushed
  • 1/2 flour with salt and pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup fresh finely grated Parmesan
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 tsp fresh chopped cilantro




Step 1: make the sauce. In a small jar add honey, soy, chili paste and garlic. Shake to mix and set aside.


Step 2: slice chicken into fingers and then create a breading station. One bowl with flour, salt and pepper. One bowl with 2 eggs whisked. One plate with breadcrumbs, Parmesan, thyme and cilantro or you can add some ground flax seeds for some added fibre. Dip each piece of chicken into flour, then egg, then breadcrumbs. 


Step 3: place onto a baking sheet with a generous sprinkle of olive oil on bottom and also drizzled over chicken. Normally you would fry these so a bit of oil is necessary to brown the chicken in the oven. I also cook some sweet potato fries or regular fries on the pan. Make sure to coat in olive oil.


Bake in a 375 degree F oven for 20-30 minutes or until they are browned. You may need to keep the potatoes in for a bit longer to get them browned depending on how big you have made your slices. The smaller the slice the quicker they will bake. To serve drizzle over sweet sticky sauce!!




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