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Ultimate Chicken Fingers (lighter recipe)
  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 4
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Ultimate Chicken Fingers (lighter recipe)

Bisquick Heart Smart® recipe! Here’s a recipe that can be your own “light” secret, or you can share your discovery with everyone.

Ingredients

2/3
cup Bisquick Heart Smart® mix
1/2
cup grated reduced-fat Parmesan cheese
1/2
teaspoon salt or garlic salt
1/2
teaspoon paprika
3
boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut crosswise into 1/2-inch strips
1/4
cup fat-free egg product
3
tablespoons 40% vegetable oil spread, melted

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 450°F. Line cookie sheet with foil; spray with cooking spray.
  • 2 In 1-gallon resealable food-storage plastic bag, stir together Bisquick® mix, cheese, salt and paprika. Dip half the chicken strips into egg product; place in bag of Bisquick mixture. Seal bag; shake to coat. Place chicken on cookie sheet. Repeat with remaining chicken. Drizzle vegetable oil spread over chicken.
  • 3 Bake 12 to 14 minutes, turning after 6 minutes with pancake turner, until no longer pink in center.
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10 Classic Chicken Recipes

As prepared by S Caron,

Classic chicken recipes stay popular throughout the years for a reason – they’re delish!


You’ll recognize some of these recipes from Mom and Grandma, and others might be new to you. No matter what, they’re all easy to make and worth a try!

Click on recipe titles or photos to go to recipe pages.

1)  Chicken Parmigiana


Chicken Parmigiana

Lightly breaded chicken, marinara sauce, mozzarella … this one is a total classic -- and a good indication of whether a restaurant is good or not. For a faster version, try my fav Quick Chicken Parmesan, which is ready in less than 30 minutes.

2)  Roast Chicken


Roast Chicken Recipe

Roasting a whole chicken is a must-know skill, especially since it can feed your family for days and makes a fantastic Sunday dinner. My personal current fav? Roasted Lime Herb Chicken

3)  Chicken Cordon Bleu


Chicken Cordon Bleu

Breaded chicken, filled with ham and cheese … oh, it’s an amazing and delicious thing.

4)  Chicken Fingers (featured)


Chicken Fingers Recipe

It’s no secret that kids love chicken fingers. Fortunately, making them at home is an easy thing. Try a classic recipe or something a little fabulously special like Pretzel-Coated Chicken Fingers.

5)  Buffalo Chicken Wings


Buffalo Chicken Wings Recipe

Football season will be here before you know it, and having just the right snacks for tailgating and game-viewing isn't optional. Tongue-tingling Buffalo wings are always a hit – try 'em for the 4th of July!

6)  Arroz con Pollo


Arroz con Pollo Recipe

Arroz con Pollo is literally rice with chicken, a classic Mexican dish that makes for good comfort food. Really delicious.

7)  Chicken Teriyaki


 Chicken Teriyaki Recipe



Teriyaki sauce and chicken are a natural pair. Serve it with rice and crisp-cooked veggies.

8)  Chicken Pot Pie


Chicken Pot Pie Recipe

Crusty topping, creamy gravy, meaty chicken and a rainbow of veggies? Score! This classic is pure comfort.

9)  Chicken Divan


Chicken Divan Recipe

Growing up, Chicken Divan -- a mix of broccoli, chicken, cheddar and creamy sauce -- was a fast, easy and absolutely delicious mixture of flavors and textures. Better yet? It doesn’t require a culinary degree to make.

10)  Chicken and Dumplings


Chicken and Dumplings Recipe

Again with the comfort food! Chicken and dumplings are a classic home cooking dish -- and something that is totally doable for the home cook.

So there you have it. Vintage chicken classics that are just as perfect today as always. Give ‘em a try!



Sarah W. Caron (aka scaron) is a food writer, editor and blogger who writes about family-friendly foods and raising a healthy family at Sarah’s Cucina Bella.

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Tips  

Serve chicken fingers on a bed of salad greens with sliced tomatoes.

Three chicken breasts weigh about one pound.

Purchase chicken breasts in the freezer case. With a well-stocked freezer, you’ll be ready to make this recipe quickly on weeknights.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
290
(
Calories from Fat
110
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
12g
19%
(
Saturated Fat
3g
15%
,
Trans Fat
1g
)
Cholesterol
60mg
20%
Sodium
850mg
36%
Potassium
230mg
6%
Total Carbohydrate
20g
7%
(
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
,
Sugars
2g
)
Protein
25g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 3 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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