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Chicken fingers

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Chicken fingers
Crispy Chicken Strips - FotoosVanRobin.jpg
Alternative names Chicken tenders, chicken strips, chicken fillets
Course Appetizer, main course
Serving temperature Hot
Main ingredients Chicken, breading
Cookbook: Chicken fingers  Media: Chicken fingers

Chicken fingers, also known as chicken tenders, chicken goujons, chicken strips or chicken fillets, are chicken meat prepared from the pectoralis minor muscles of the animal.[citation needed] These strips of white meat are located on either side of the breastbone, under the breast meat (pectoralis major).[1][2] They may also be made with similarly shaped pieces cut from chicken meat, usually the breast.[3]

Chicken fingers are prepared by coating chicken meat in a breading mixture and then deep frying them, in a manner similar to the preparation of Schnitzel.[4]

In the Northeastern United States, chicken fingers served in Chinese restaurants are often made with an egg batter and have a smooth texture.[citation needed] They are commonly served either as an appetizer or as a main dish. Chicken fingers are a common snack in the U.S..[5]

Chinese chicken fingers

In other recipes, the breading mixture for chicken fingers can lack eggs and the texture of the dish itself can often be rather coarse.[citation needed] This version is often served alongside various dipping sauces. The dipping sauces can include: ketchup, blue cheese dressing, ranch dressing, barbecue sauce, honey mustard, Buffalo wing sauce, butter and garlic, plum sauce, curry mayonnaise, or sweet and sour sauce.[citation needed] Chicken fingers of this kind are often served in a basket with French fries, served on a garden salad, or in a sandwich, such as a wrap or on a bun.[citation needed]

Chicken fingers are offered by fast food chains. They are also a common offering on children's menus in American restaurants.

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