Everything Chicken Fingers

by lydia on May 23, 2011

Years ago, everything bagels were one of my favorite treats. I loved a toasted everything bagel in all it’s IMG_6016 (2) doughy goodness with that crispy exterior crackling with flavor and the interior slathered with butter. Honestly, I would have been happy with just the very crust and all the seeds, garlic, onion and salty crunch. Something triggered me back to those blissful days of bagel consumption, well at least the flavor sensation, cause let’s face it I always felt like crap after eating a bagel. Anyway, I was remembering that awesome seasoning combo and wondered to myself, ‘wouldn’t that taste amazing on some chicken fingers?!’ Well, I finally tried it out and I gotta say I’ll be making these a staple in our home. Everything chicken fingers, who would have thunk it? Apparently Rachel Ray! She thinks of everything crazy when it comes to food combos. (I think she and I might just be related).

The kids enjoyed these, score! They are easy to make and delicious. What are you waiting for, get thee into a kitchen and make some, hurry up!!

Everything Chicken Fingers


  • 2 whole pastured chicken breasts
  • 4 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 4 tablespoons poppy seeds
  • 4 tablespoons garlic flakes
  • 4 tablespoons onion flakes
  • 1 tablespoon coarse sea salt
  • 2-3 eggs, lightly beaten


  1. Cut chicken breasts into strips.
  2. In a flat bowl beat the eggs.
  3. In another shallow dish mix together the seeds, garlic, onion and salt.
  4. Dredge each chicken strip in the egg wash, then into the seed mixture.
  5. Place on a baking sheet or into a hot cast iron skillet with some lard, coconut oil, or ghee.
  6. Bake at 375 on a parchment lined baking sheet for 20-25 minutes. Or pan fry until done.


I served these with homemade honey mustard for my boys, which was 2 parts mustard to one part honey. Then for me, I made a mustard butter sauce, which included 2 tablespoons melted butter, stir in 2 tablespoons mustard and one teaspoon dijon mustard. That made one serving. It’s also great to dip roasted asparagus spears in – yum!!

This post contributed to Monday Mania,  Gluten Free Weekly Meal Plan and Weekend Gourmet Blog Carnival.


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LydiaLydia Joy Shatney is a certified Nutritional Therapist Practitioner through the Nutritional Therapy Association. Additionally, she is the chapter leader for the Weston A. Price Foundation in Delaware County, Pa. (Find the group here on Facebook). Lydia is also a member of the Nourished Living Network. Lydia founded Divine Health From The Inside Out in March of 2010. You can find Lydia on Facebook, Twitter & Pinterest. Sign up for the Divine Health From The Inside Out newsletter! Pick up a copy of Lydia’s eBook; ‘Divine Dinners: Gluten-Free, Nourishing, Family-Friendly Meals’.

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Sherry May 23, 2011 at 11:55 am

What a great idea! I used to love everything bagels too. I never thought of putting poppy seeds on my chicken fingers!


Julie May 24, 2011 at 8:31 am

This dish is for the kid in all of us!


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