Robin Miller's Chicken Fingers

I've mentioned previously a couple of problems I've got, one being a chocoholic and the other is being a pasta nut. Well, here's another one to add... reading other people's food blogs! Yep, I have so many blogs that I follow in my google reader that I have quite the reading list each and every day. I get so many great ideas on things to make from what everyone else is cooking that I just can't stop reading them.

Last week, I was reading Deborah's blog, Taste and Tell. I love her blog because each month she selects another cookbook from her personal library and cooks several recipes from that one book. It's a great way to find out if a cookbook is something you'd enjoy or not. I really should try to do that rather than cooking from the same 4-5 cookbooks each month. Some variety is a good thing. Anyway, she made Robin Miller's Chicken Fingers with Spicy Avocado Sauce and her review of it made me realize I need to revisit my copy of Quick Fix Meals: 200 Simple, Delicious Recipes to Make Mealtime Easy.

chicken fingers

I opted not to make the spicy avocado sauce since I didn't have any avocados, and I was making this using items in my pantry. I dipped mine into Ranch dressing, but I think a honey mustard would have been equally delicious. The chicken fingers were very good, even though I forgot to spray them with cooking spray before baking, which is why I think they could have been crunchier - my forgetfulness is at fault on this one. This recipe really goes together fast, it was in the oven within about 5 minutes, and 20 minutes later dinner was served!

My Husband loved these, but My boys - not so much. There was a bit too much spice and flavor for them. I'll have to continue to make them Rachael Ray's Honey Nut Chicken Stix, I think the sweetness of that recipe appeals to them more.

Please check out my poll on the sidebar. My Husband thinks I should go back to linking my recipes to a separate location rather than adding them to the text in my blog post. I'd really like to know what those people who read my blog would prefer. So, be sure to vote in the poll and I'll share the results next week!

Looking for some more quick and easy dinner ideas? Check out what these bloggers have been making:

Sophistimom made an incredible looking Tortellini Soup with Sausage Meatballs. I just found her blog yesterday, and the pictures alone have my mouth watering early in the morning!
Ruth at Once Upon a Feast shares a quick and simple pasta that would be great for any weeknight, Bucatini Bolognese.
Lindsay at Love and Olive Oil made this beautiful Turkey Scallopini that looks pretty enough for company, but simple enough for family dinner during the week.

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Finla said…
I don't mind at all where u plabel them; as long as the food you blog is delicious :-)
Maria said…
I need to make these for my niece. I know she would love them!
Mary Bergfeld said…
I love RM's recipes and this one looks especially good.
Deborah said…
I was actually thinking when I made these that they probably weren't too kid friendly, but I loved them! I'm glad you tried them out!

And I'll vote in your poll, but I just wanted to let you know the reason behind my vote. I like the recipe in the blog post. To be honest, if it is just linked, I will most likely just read the blog post and not the recipe, unless it is something that REALLY appeals to me. I read a lot of food blogs every day, and it's easier for me if it's all in the same post!
Anonymous said…
love the look of those chicken fingers , they look so yummy! I really need to go through my cookbook collection too instead of just staring at them.
Anonymous said…
I have the exact problems you have. I heart chocolate, pasta and foodie blogs.

You have a great one here.
Love your blog!! I'm like you, I can go on and on reading other's food blog, example, yours.There are so many great recipes in the food blog world!
Jenny said…
I was just thinking I needed to make chicken fingers. Love them as much as my boys do!
Tanya said…
These look so good...thanks for a great recipe :)
Anonymous said…
Those chicken fingers look absolutely scrumptious!!
Prudy said…
They look wonderful and the honey nut ones sound good too. I love how you link to other good recipes. It's a lovely and unselfish gesture. I don't mind that you put your recipes in a separate place, but I'm probably more likely to make something if I see all the ingredients right there in the post.
Thanks for making this - I have been on the fence about Robin Miller's recipes but will try to make this soon!
Patsyk said…
Thanks for the great input everyone! I like reading the recipe at the end of the post... but my husband is only interested in the post itself... seems he may be outvoted on this one. There's still time to vote, and I'd love to hear what everyone else thinks!

Prudy - thank you so much for your sweet comments!
La Bella Cooks said…
Oh, now these sound delicious and I definitely want to try them and see what the kids think. They are chicken experts, or so they claim! Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a kind comment. I have been enjoying yours quite a bit!
Anonymous said…
They look pretty darned good to me!
These look good! I like watching Robin Miller.
Patsyk said…
Bridgett - thanks for stopping by! Let me know what your kids think... mine may just have a preference for sweeter flavors or savory (wouldn't surprise me!).

swirling notions (lia)- they were good, just not loved by the kids. My husband and I enjoyed them much more than they did.

Lisa - I like RM also... Need to make an effort to catch her show more or just set up the DVR to record it!

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