Photo: Van Chaplin; Styling: Vanessa McNeil Rocchio
Prep Time
15 Mins
Cook Time
20 Mins
Makes 8 servings

Crunchy chicken fingers get faux-fry flavor after a quick bake in the oven. The saltines add crunch and the pecans add nutty flavor. Pair with a side and your choice of sauce, for dipping.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 425°. Stir together crushed crackers and next 4 ingredients.

Step 2

Whisk egg white just until foamy.

Step 3

Place a wire rack coated with cooking spray in a parchment paper-lined 15- x 10-inch jelly-roll pan.

Step 4

Dredge chicken tenders in flour; dip in egg white, and dredge in saltine mixture. Lightly coat chicken on each side with cooking spray; arrange chicken on wire rack.

Step 5

Bake at 425° for 18 to 20 minutes or until golden brown, turning once after 12 minutes.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

Look better than they taste

July 26, 2016
These were not as good as I thought they were. Very bland

mikoprice's Review

July 26, 2014

njsusan2's Review

March 27, 2014
Whole family loved this! I made it exactly as the recipe called for. Served it with a honey mustard sauce of 1 part honey mustard to 2 parts mayo.

magyargirl's Review

December 15, 2013
This was excellent. I used breadcrumbs, and hot paprika, that gave it a little kick. I used the honey mustard dipping sauce from another recipe (oven fried chicken fingers with honey mustard dipping sauce) and served it with baked potato and mixed vegetables. Chicken was just as good as in a restaurant, and it was BAKED, not fried. Hubby loved it also.

Lcheung's Review

February 18, 2013

TheAspiringChef's Review

January 30, 2013
These came out ok, but if I make this again I'd add much more seasoning and crush up the saltines more (I think I might just throw them in the food processor and grind them up with the pecans). I also used "stir-fry chicken" vs. chicken tenders which, I think, are a little thinner?, so next time I would cook a little less as the chicken was on the verge of being too dry.

Thetinychef1's Review

January 18, 2013

SPP856's Review

August 16, 2012

Cchilson4's Review

February 16, 2011
I don't like the taste of paprika too much and mostly use it to add color to a dish. I should have remembered that and used much less than 2 tsp. Also, I had to use more than one egg white but I'm going to chalk that up to the size of the eggs. I always make recipes again to see what I thought needed changing works. The only thing I'll change the next time I make this is the paprika.

NorthernSpie's Review

July 29, 2010
Had high hopes for this recipe but both my husband and I were very disappointed. Dry and without taste.