BrokeAss Gourmet

BrokeAss Gourmet

Chicken Fingers

  • Prep Time 0:15
  • Cook Time 0:10
  • Estimated Cost $7.50

When we were kids, my little brother easily went through 2 pounds of these a week. Self-righteous vegetarian that I was at the time, I turned my nose up at them. Now that I am an omnivorous (and still self-righteous) adult, I see the error of my ways.


  • 1 egg, lightly beaten $1.50 for 6
  • 1 cup flour Pantry
  • salt and pepper to taste Pantry
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips $4.50
  • 1 1/2 cups plain bread crumbs $1.50 for 12 oz.
  • olive oil for frying Pantry


  1. Beat egg with 1/8 cup water until foamy. Set aside.
  2. Mix generous pinches of salt and pepper into the flour. Set aside.
  3. Dredge the chicken strips, one at a time, in the flour mixture, ensuring they are completely covered. Dip each strip in the egg mixture and then immediately into the bread crumbs, shaking off the excess. Transfer to a clean plate.
  4. To cook, heat about 1" of olive oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Cook strips, working in batches if necessary, until golden brown on one side. Flip and cook on the other side.
  5. As soon as you remove the strips from the pan, sprinkle them with salt.
  6. Serve with marinara sauce or creamy dressing.

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eclecticdeb, on Sep 14, 11:35 PM, wrote:

Homemade Chicken Tenders! One of my son’s favorite meals. If you are ever in the mood to make it a real calorie buster —- make some milk gravy out of the drippings.

Lindsay C, on Sep 26, 01:55 PM, wrote:

so easy! i love this website, and my college-student budget does as well. thank you!