Chicken fingers are a fun and exciting addition to any family cookout or social event. The majority of Americans are constantly on the go with work and other daily activities not to mention if you have children we all know how difficult it can be to just sit down and take a breather. After that long day of dropping the kids off at school, going to work, hitting the gym, picking the kids up from practice, and finally making it home, the last thing we feel like doing is cooking a healthy meal. Have no fear, easy chicken fingers recipes are here and they fun, easy, and kid-friendly.

Healthy cooking is essential in today’s fast paced world. In the United States obesity has now reached epidemic proportions. Statistics don’t lie; 58 million Americans are now overweight. To add to this alarming statistic, 40 million are obese and 3 million are morbidly obese. Eight out of ten people over the age of 25 are overweight. Since 1990, we have seen a 76% increase in Type II diabetes in adults 30-40 years old. Hello people!! These stats are down right scary. Experts all agree that proper diet and exercise are the key to fighting and preventing this wide spread epidemic that is effecting millions of Americans. No matter what your weight is or your children’s, starting to practice healthy eating habits is a must.

Here are a few tips on getting started:

Drink plenty of water
Stay away from soda
Increase your fiber intake
Avoid fried foods
Limit alcohol

Heart healthy kid friendly recipes are easily available and can be prepared in no time. Chicken fingers are a quick easy meal. Keep in mind that if you are looking to stay healthy it’s a good idea to avoid boxed, frozen or deep fried chicken. With such a large number of overweight people, thankfully we have a demand for healthy recipes. Here are a few healthy party snacks that will make the whole family happy.


1 pound of boneless skinless chicken breast
1 ½ tablespoon of Dijon mustard
1 ½ tablespoon of frozen orange juice concentrate
1 ½ tablespoon of honey
1 teaspoon of sesame oil
½ teaspoon of ground pepper
¼ teaspoon of salt

Cut chicken crosswise into ¾-inch-wide strips. Whisk mustard, orange juice concentrate, honey, sesame oil and pepper in a medium bowl until smooth. Add the chicken and toss and combine. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for 15 minutes. Prepare grill or preheat the broiler. Oil the grill rack or coat a pan with cooking spray. Remove the chicken strips from the marinade, discarding remaining marinade. Grill or broil the chicken until no longer pink in the center, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Season with salt and serve.

Author's Bio: 

Josh Rafferty
Professional MMA Fighter and Coach

Josh Rafferty has been absorbing and learning about Mixed Martial Arts and Fitness since childhood. Josh has competed in Mixed Martial Arts for over ten years both in the ring and in the corner of some legendary fighters. His fighting career has made him famous, appearing in the hit television shows The Ultimate Fighter and Adrenalin and even made a cameo appearance in the major motion picture Redbelt. Find more from Josh at