Halloween Recipes - Breaded and Baked Witches Fingers

Hello again!

Ready for another ghoul-isous recipe?

Today I'm magically transforming plain, old (well, fresh actually - not really old - just boring) chicken breasts into Witches Fingers.

The kids will love this ... and it's the perfect entree for your Halloween dinner party.

Breaded and Baked Witches Fingers
Raw chicken cuts best if your freeze it till firm but not rock hard.

Serves 4-6

Baking pan size not important but an 11 X 15 pan with sides no higher than 1 inch works well.
Cookie sheets are not recommended because the chicken may give off some juice.

1 (5 3/4 oz.) package chicken coat and bake mix (like Shake & Bake - any flavor)
6-8 chicken breasts (skins removed and partially frozen)

2 cups pasta sauce
6-8 pieces of vegetable peel (like carrot, cucumber or radish for a ring)

Position oven rack so chicken will bake in center. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Coat pan with baking spray.

Rinse partially frozen chicken breasts under cool running water. Drain but don't dry.

Using a sharp knife, make 4 cuts lengthwise through the meat beginning at the narrower side of each breast. Cuts should run about 2/3 the length of the breast leaving the pieces attached in fan like fashion.

Toss cut breasts with coating mix as directed on package.

Place coated breasts on prepared pan and spread the fan a little to resemble a hand.

Bake 20-25 minutes or as directed on package. How frozen your chicken was will determine the exact amount of baking time.

To serve, heat pasta sauce and divide equally between plates. Put cooked chicken on top of sauce. Drape a piece of vegetable peel over the third finger of each hand to resemble a ring.

Cook's tip: Not sure if your chicken is cooked? The meat will be firm to the touch when cooked and the juices will run clear when cut.


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