Dahlia's Fragrant Chicken Fingers

  • Yield: servings


1pound ground chicken (or turkey)
1/2cup plain breadcrumbs
2 scallions, chopped
2tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro, basil, or parsley, plus additional for garnish
1 fat garlic clove, minced
1/2teaspoon kosher salt, plus additional
1/2teaspoon ground cumin
1/4teaspoon ground allspice
1/4teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
pinch Aleppo pepper or cayenne
1tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil


  1. Preheat the oven to 375F. In a large bowl, combine the chicken, breadcrumbs, scallions, cilantro (or basil or parsley), garlic, salt, cumin, allspice, cinnamon, black pepper, and Aleppo or cayenne.
  2. Put half the oil into a rimmed baking sheet. Using your hands, form the chicken mixture into 1/4-inch fingers and rest each one on the baking sheet. When all the fingers are formed, brush them in the remaining oil.
  3. Bake the fingers until just cooked through, 5 to 10 minutes (check them carefully; the baking time will vary a lot depending upon how thick they are). Garnish with additional herbs, if desired.

From In the Kitchen with a Good Appetite by Melissa Clark. Copyright ©2010. Published by Hyperion. All Rights Reserved.