Crunchy Baked Chicken Fingers

These Crunchy Baked Chicken Fingers are so crispy and unbelievably tasty you’ll never believe they are baked instead of fried!

Crunchy Baked Chicken Fingers

A Baked Chicken Finger Recipe With A Surprise Coating!

Our boys love these Crunchy Baked Chicken Fingers! They are coated with one of their favorite cereals, these Oatmeal Squares.

A tip for getting super crunchy baked chicken fingers is to bake them at a high oven temperature, 450 degrees. You can also make these chicken fingers in an air fryer if you have one!

The cereal coating for this chicken finger recipe is slightly sweet, too which makes it so appealing to kids (and adults) and it’s such an easy chicken recipe to make you’ll be making it all the time!

breading chicken fingers in cereal crumbs

What Ingredients Do I Need To Make These Baked Chicken Fingers?

Get creative and swap out the cereal coating! You’ll need…

  • 1 1/2 lbs. chicken tenderloins
  • 2 cups Oatmeal Squares cereal, ground in a food processor or blender
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

chicken fingers on baking sheet

How Do I Make This Baked Chicken Recipe?

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Set up a breading station with the cereal crumbs in one dish, the eggs in another dish and the flour in another dish.
  3. Take a piece of chicken and coat it in the flour lightly, shaking off the excess. Then dip into the egg wash, letting the excess egg drip off, and then finally in the cereal crumbs.
  4. Place the chicken fingers on a parchment lined baking sheet, spray with olive oil cooking spray and bake for 6-7 minutes on each side.

Baked chicken fingers recipe

Serve these Crunchy Baked Chicken Fingers with honey mustard sauce or BBQ sauce on the side for dipping!

What Sides Can I Serve With Chicken Fingers?

A few sliced carrots and cucumbers make for an easy, healthy lunch or dinner! But if you’re looking for some more options, we’ve got them!

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Crunchy Baked Chicken Fingers

Crunchy Baked Chicken Fingers

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 22 minutes
  • Yield: 6 Servings 1x

These super crunchy, baked chicken fingers are always a hit with the kids!

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lbs. chicken tenderloins
  • 2 cups Oatmeal Squares cereal, ground in a food processor or blender
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Pour the ground cereal into a shallow dish.
  3. Beat the eggs with a tablespoon of water in a bowl, and add the flour to another shallow dish.
  4. Take a piece of chicken and coat it in the flour lightly, shaking off the excess. Then dip into the egg wash, letting the excess egg drip off, and then finally in the cereal crumbs.
  5. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet and repeat with the remaining chicken.
  6. Spray the chicken with olive oil cooking spray and bake for 6-7 minutes on each side.
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: chicken fingers recipe, baked chicken fingers, easy chicken recipe, oven baked chicken

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5 Responses
  1. Thalia @ butter and brioche

    Craving everything about these chicken fingers right now. They look so crisp, golden and crunchy! I love that you used oatmeal squares cereal too – i’ve never tried it as a coating and definitely have to now.

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