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Crispy Q Chicken Fingers

disco

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The first order of business, Happy Fourth of July to all my American friends .Saltue!

Now, why do they call them chicken fingers. I am no farmer but I've seen a few chickens in my time and have yet to see a finger.

Anyway, when I think of Q I usually think of low and slow but with the mini, a pellet smoker, a WSM or many other rigs, you can get nice high temperatures so I decided to try making some nice crispy chicken fingers with a Q flare.

I looked all over the meat counter and I couldn't find chicken fingers so I settled for a couple of boneless skinless chicken breasts. I cut each breast into three strips.

Then I set up a breading station.

On the first plate, I put 50 ml (1/4 cup) of flour and 5 ml (1 teaspoon) Louisiana Grills Bourbon Molasses Rub.

In a bowl, I mixed 25 ml (2 tablespoons) of Miracle Whip (you could use Mayo) and 25 ml (2 tablespoons) barbecue sauce.

On the second plate, I mixed 250 ml (1 cup) dry bread crumbs and 10 ml (2 teaspoons) of the rub.




I tossed the chicken in the flour. Then I spread some of the sauce mixture on them and then tossed them in the bread crumbs.



I preheated the pellet smoker to 400 F and put the strips on for 15 minutes.



I turned the strips and cooked for 10 minutes more.


I made sure the internal temperature was over 165 F (I actually prefer an internal temperature of 170 F for chicken breasts). Here is the finished product.


We served them with a nice potato salad, some coleslaw and some fresh cucumber and tomato.


The Verdict

I have made similar chicken fingers in the oven but I think these were crispier. I think the smoker gives more air flow and that crisps it up more. The touch of barbecue sauce and rub added a wonderful flavour. I will cook these for She Who Must Be Obeyed again and I will also use them as an appetizer for guests.

Disco
 

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One more Winner, winner, chicken dinner.... 
 ....     pts..
 

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One more Winner, winner, chicken dinner.... 
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Thanks for the point, Dave! I hope you are having a great Fourth of July!
 

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Nice looking plate Disco!

Another winner for sure!

I sent a point your way!

Al
 

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I sure do appreciate the good wishes for the 4th.

Had a great day will be posting about it soon.

That is a fine looking dinner, my friend.

Thanks for putting up the whole process

'cause I'm going to do these soon.

         Ed
 

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Another delicious looking meal from the kitchen of Disco!  We like crispy chicken too...and this is surely a much healthier version than deep frying.

Nicely done, my friend...Point!

Red
 

disco

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I sure do appreciate the good wishes for the 4th.

Had a great day will be posting about it soon.

That is a fine looking dinner, my friend.

Thanks for putting up the whole process

'cause I'm going to do these soon.

         Ed
Thanks, Ed! It was tasty.

We celebrate July 1 for Canada day. I always thought we should set up July 2 or 3 for a friendship day between Canadians and Americans. We could serve pulled pork and poutine!
 
Another delicious looking meal from the kitchen of Disco!  We like crispy chicken too...and this is surely a much healthier version than deep frying.

Nicely done, my friend...Point!

Red
So kind, Red. I appreciate the point. Don't point out it is healthier, my body will reject healthy food.
 

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