20 May 2012

Chicken Fingers with Curried Ketchup

Since before I can remember, my mom has been cooking my sisters and I chicken fingers with mashed potatoes and homemade gravy. This was one of those meals that became a staple in our family. As a newer wife, I'm still trying to figure out which meals will become those staples in my own home.

If you're a new wife, or just new to cooking, The Food Network website is amazing! You can find quick, easy, and healthy recipes in seconds, which is definitely appealing to me! When I came across this Chicken Fingers with Curried Ketchup recipe, I immediately wrote down the list of ingredients needed to pull it off. This recipe was super easy, definitely healthy (only 330 calories per serving!), and gave chicken tenders a fun twist.


  • cooking spray
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • kosher salt
  • 2 cups panko (Japanese bread crumbs)
  • 3 skinless, boneless chicken breasts (1.5 to 1.75 lbs., cut into 1-inch-wide strips)
  • 1 bunch broccoli, cut into florets
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • juice of 1 lime

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Set a rack on a baking sheet and mist with cooking spray. Whisk the eggs, mustard, 1 teaspoon curry powder, the cumin and 1 teaspoon salt in a shallow bowl. Mix the panko with 1/2 teaspoon curry powder in another bowl.
  • Dip the chicken strips in the egg mixture, letting the excess drip off, then coat with the panko. Place the chicken on the rack and mist all over with cooking spray. Bake until golden brown and cooked through, about 20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, bring about 1 inch of water to a boil in a large pot with a steamer rack or basket in place. Add the broccoli, cover and steam until crisp-tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Mix the ketchup, lime juice and the remaining 1/2 teaspoon curry powder in a small bowl. Serve the chicken strips with the curried ketchup and broccoli.
(**Ingredients and directions from FoodNetwork.com)

 {Instagramed pictures of my own success with this recipe}

I hope you will try this recipe and then let me know what you think! My husband is a big guy and tends to eat us out of house and home, so I normally make about 2lbs. of chicken tenders. If he doesn't eat it all, then I just pack it for lunch the next day! I also have a super easy garlic mashed potatoes recipe that I will substitute for the broccoli, just to change things up.



  1. Looks easy, healthy, and delicious - my kind of recipe!

  2. yummy! that ketchup is what really sounds delish!

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  4. This looks really good! I'll have to try it sometime!

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