Easy Chicken Fingers Recipe

Here's a delicious and nutritious chicken fingers recipe. You can have these on the table in less time than it would take to heat up prepared frozen chicken fingers from a box!

If you come across a good sale on boneless, skinless chicken breasts, stock up! They are so handy to have in the freezer. Just defrost a package in the morning to be ready for a quick supper.

chicken fingers recipe

This is a very kid-friendly meal - especially if you serve it with homemade French fries!

Check that you have these staples at home

  • in the cupboard

    • dried basil
    • pepper
    • tamari
    • olive oil

  • in the fridge or freezer

    • boneless, skinless chicken breasts (4)
    • bottled lemon juice

Get out your equipment

  • Essential

    • a shallow bowl
    • a broiler pan with a rack

  • Nice to have but not necessary

    • kitchen shears (if not, cut the chicken into fingers with a sharp knife)

    The recipe

    4 boneless and skinless chicken breasts

    1 Tbsp/15 mL basil


    2 Tbsp/30 mL soy sauce or tamari

    2 Tbsp/30 mL lemon juice

    2 Tbsp/30 mL vegetable oil

    Preheat the broiler.

    Cut the chicken into fingers.

    Sprinkle the chicken with basil, and with pepper to taste.

    In a medium-sized shallow bowl, combine the soy sauce, lemon juice and oil.

    Put the chicken fingers in the bowl. Stir to coat well with sauce.

    Lay the chicken fingers on a broiler rack.

    Place the broiler rack about 4 inches/10 cm under the broiler.

    Broil until no longer pink inside (anywhere from 4 to 10 minutes - or more).


    • Use soy sauce instead of tamari.

    • Use another vegetable oil instead of olive oil.

    • Use freshly squeezed lemon juice instead of bottled.

    Ideas for making this recipe your own

    • Try using orange juice or lime juice in place of the lemon juice.


    • I highly recommend using kitchen shears to cut the chicken. They make the job quick and easy.

    • Make sure that the chicken fingers are all the same thickness, so that they will cook at the same rate.

    • Cooking time will depend on the thickness and temperature of your chicken. Watch very carefully and take the chicken out promptly as soon as it is done!

    • To make this an even faster recipe, use precut "chicken tenders" instead of cutting your own.

    If you enjoy this chicken fingers recipe, you may also like these other very easy chicken recipes:

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