Saturday, March 5, 2011

Crispy Baked Chicken Fingers with tikka seasoning



For the 3rd of the blogging marathon, here is Chicken fingers with tikka seasoning.
Chicken Fingers are my kids favorite. If these are present, my lunch or dinner is done with out any fussiness from them. I make them as a side dish for lunch or dinner or sometimes just as a snack.
But its not all the same seasoning or method. Sometimes I make with tandoori paste or sometimes just with garam masala.

Marinating the chicken in yogurt or buttermilk really helps in tenderizing the chicken. adding flavoring like salt and lemon juice really helps.

Coming to the cooking part, frying chicken fingers in oil surely tastes yummy and you can almost get the restuarant style fingers. But to keep it on the healthier side, baking is much better.

I use fine bread crunbs for coating in the recipe, but try it with also panko bread crumbs or plain flakes or also with potato chips like my friend does. Each one gives you a different texture and yumminess to the chicken.

Ingredients:

For Marination:
1 lb boneless chicken breasts, cut into strips
1/4 cup yogurt + 1/2 cup water + salt to taste + 1/4 tsp pepper + Lemon juice to taste + 1 tbsp of oil


For coating chicken:

1 cup flour
3-4 tbsp tikka masala powder

1 egg beaten
3 tbsp milk

1-2 cups breadcrumbs

Oven at 400 degree F for about 20-30 minutes or until cooked.

Method:

Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking tray with parchment paper or tin foil.

Marinate the chicken with the oil, yogurt, lemon juice, salt and pepper for about 30 minutes to an hour.

Beat egg and milk well in a wide bowl.

Mix the tikka seasoning and flour together in plate.

Place the breadcrumbs in another plate.

After marination, take each piece of chicken, dip in flour, then the egg, and then the breadcrumbs. Place on the baking tray.
Repeat for each piece. Bake @ 400 for about 20-30 minutes or until browned and cooked. Flip over once in the middle.

Serve hot with any condiment of you choice.
Enjoy!!!

Check out what my fellow bloggers are cooking up for this marathon:

Champa,
Divya,
Gayathri Anand,
Gayathri Kumar,
Monica,
Padma Dharmaraj,
PJ,
Savitha,
Srivalli,
Usha,
Veena Aravind,

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20 comments:

  1. wonderful finish.....try this soon and tell u...lovely pic....

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  2. Omg, soo tempting crispies, that too guilt free, feel like munching some..

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  3. That looks mouth watering... Lovely fingers to munch at...

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  4. lovely chicken fingures,sure kids will love it.

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  5. So tempting and perfect chicken fingers !!!

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  6. lovely twist..click is so tempting...

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  7. Oohlala..that's mouthwatering! Crispy chicken fingers and that too baked, wow!!

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  8. Nice masala. Looks super crispy and delicious.

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  9. Love these nuggets Smitha, so crispy n tender

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  10. wonderful kiddo recipe! thank you.

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  11. dats looking great...love to have it now

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  12. wow what a mouthwatering chicken recipe....
    Dish Name Starts with F
    Learning-to-cook
    Regards,
    Akila

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  13. Very tempting chicken fingers and don't know if it is the chicken fingers or the fact that you baked them is tempting more.. :)

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  14. Looks os crisp an dperfect shape nice one.

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  15. What an amazing click, looks beautiful and yum!

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  16. Gosh! Wish you had a restaurant here :O It's so yummy!

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