Sesame Chicken Fingers with Honey Dip

Chicken fingers make picnics fun!


Picnics are a fun way to bring people together to enjoy food and conversation. While there are no limitations to what a picnic may entail, when it comes to food, it may be best to pack items that are portable and do not require many accoutrements for eating. That is why finger foods make such great picnic fare.

Fried chicken long has been a popular picnic menu item, but other chicken dishes can fill in for this staple quite easily. For example, this recipe for “Sesame Chicken Fingers with Honey Dip” can be enjoyed by kids and adults on a picnic or even at casual events at home. This recipe, from “125 Best Chicken Recipes” (Robert Rose) by Rose Murray, features a sweet honey dip, but other dips can complement the meal as well.


Sesame Chicken Fingers with Honey Dip

Serves 4


1⁄3        cup light mayonnaise

3          tablespoons liquid honey

1           tablespoon fresh lemon juice

1⁄4       cup light mayonnaise

2         tablespoons Dijon mustard

2         tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1⁄3        cup dry bread crumbs

3          tablespoons sesame seeds

1           teaspoon dried Italian herb seasoning

1           pound skinless boneless chicken breasts cut into fingers, 2 inches long by 1⁄2-inch wide


  1. Honey Dip: In a small bowl, stir together the 1⁄3 cup mayonnaise, honey and 1 tablespoon lemon juice until well combined. Refrigerate if making ahead.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the 1⁄4 cup mayonnaise, Dijon mustard and 2 tablespoons lemon juice.
  3. On waxed paper or in a shallow bowl, combine the bread crumbs, sesame seeds and Italian seasoning.
  4. Coat chicken with mayonnaise mixture, then with bread crumb mixture. Place on prepared cookie sheet. Bake in preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown and the chicken is no longer pink inside, turning once. Serve hot with the honey dip and potato wedges, if desired.