Monday, August 15, 2011

Crunchy Chicken “Toes,” recipe #7

I don’t cook with chicken very often. We just don’t have much chicken in our freezer! We end up eating a lot of red meat and pork, which I love, but a little chicken every once in a while is a nice change of pace. We just loved this take on chicken fingers!autumnfamilyfriends
Mix together 1 cup of crushed corn flakes, 1 cup plain bread crumbs, 2 tablespoons of brown sugar, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, and 1/2 teaspoon allspice.

(Did you know that you can buy corn flake crumbs? They are right next to the bread crumbs. I had no idea until after I made this recipe!)

I realized, a little too late, that I did not have any ground allspice in the house. So I did a little internet researching, and found that allspice is basically equal parts cinnamon, nutmeg, and ground cloves. I didn’t have any ground cloves, either. So instead of 1/2 tsp allspice, I used 1/4 tsp cinnamon and 1/4 tsp nutmeg. (It still turned out great!)

corn flakes
Okay, so mix all that together (with whichever parts of the spices you have on hand, apparently) and then add some olive oil.

add olive oil
Mix it up so the corn flakes/sugar/spice mixture is nice and moist.

mixed crumbs
Now line up shallow dishes with the corn flakes/sugar/spice mixture, 2 eggs (beaten), and 1/3 cup flour.

line em up
Cut 1.5 pounds of chicken breasts into bite-size pieces, and dredge in the flour.

dredge in flour
Then in the egg.

dredge in egg
Then in the corn flakes.

dredge in corn flakes
Spread your chicken “toes” out on a non-stick baking sheet, and bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes.

  spread em out
While you are waiting, mix up some dipping sauce – 1/4 cup honey mustard and 1/4 cup barbecue sauce.

And that’s it! I swear! Super easy, and so yummy!

I’m not particularly a fan of either honey mustard or BBQ sauce for dipping, BUT this combination, with the sugary coating on the chicken, was great!

We had the chicken with a homemade macaroni & cheese recipe from this cookbook (coming soon!!) and some broccoli from our garden. And the dipping sauce, of course.

chicken dinner
Special thanks to Gooseberry Patch for providing me with this great cookbook to try and share with you. If you would like to see other great recipes, check out

Printable recipe card:crunchy chicken toes card

1 comment:

  1. This looks really good - and so does the dipping sauce!
    And now I am hungry for Mac & Cheese!


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