Chicken Fingers

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Chicken Fingers
David Burke

Chicken Fingers

People always love this recipe because they don't usually think of using the skin this way when cooking a piece of chicken. It adds a perfect, crunchy texture, and you won't want to eat a chicken wrap any other way without it. Kids also have a lot of fun shaking the bag when seasoning the chicken. 

2
Servings
287
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

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Ingredients

  • 1 boneless chicken breast, skin on
  • 1 Tablespoon chile powder
  • Juice from 1/2 a lemon
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • Pepper, to taste

Directions

Remove the skin from the chicken breast. Season with salt and pepper. Flatten the skin onto a baking sheet and place a second baking sheet on top of the skin. Cook in the oven until the skin becomes crispy and translucent.

Meanwhile, cut the chicken breast into strips and add to a sealed ziplock bag with the spices, lemon, pepper, and olive oil. Shake until the chicken is well coated. Bake until crispy, about 15 minutes. I like to serve this in a lettuce wrap with a piece of the skin, and a condiment like cranberry jelly, hoisin sauce, or barbecue sauce
 

Chicken Shopping Tip

Buy whole chickens and ask the butcher to quarter them for you. You will save an average of $5 per pound, or more.

Chicken Cooking Tip

Allow meat to rest for at least ten minutes before slicing into it; otherwise, the juices will leak out.

Chicken Wine Pairing

Pinot noir, gamay, merlot, zinfandel, carménère, pinotage, or grenache with grilled, roasted, or other simply cooked chicken; chardonnay, pinot gris/grigio, pinot blanc, or chenin blanc with chicken in cream or light tomato sauce or with chicken crêpes or croquettes; sauvignon blanc or sémillon with fried chicken; viognier with spiced chicken dishes.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
22g
34%
Sugar
0.7g
N/A
Saturated Fat
5g
26%
Cholesterol
74mg
25%
Protein
19g
38%
Carbs
4g
1%
Vitamin A
100µg
11%
Vitamin B12
0.3µg
5.1%
Vitamin B6
0.4mg
22%
Vitamin C
9mg
15%
Vitamin D
0.2µg
N/A
Vitamin E
3mg
14%
Vitamin K
10µg
13%
Calcium
29mg
3%
Fiber
2g
8%
Folate (food)
9µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
9µg
2%
Iron
2mg
10%
Magnesium
27mg
7%
Monounsaturated
11g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
7mg
36%
Phosphorus
159mg
23%
Polyunsaturated
4g
N/A
Potassium
288mg
8%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
9.3%
Sodium
184mg
8%
Zinc
1mg
10%

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