Both kids and adults will love these taco-flavored chicken fingers. Baked, not fried, they are loaded with southwestern flavor. Serve with carrot sticks and applesauce for a fast weeknight meal.

Baked Taco Chicken Fingers
Yield: 8 servings

Nonstick cooking spray
1 package McCormick Taco Seasoning Mix
1/4 cup cornmeal
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
Water to moisten chicken
2 pounds chicken tenders or boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch strips

1. Preheat oven to 450F. Line baking sheet with foil. Spray with nonstick cooking spray. Mix taco seasoning mix, cornmeal, and flour in shallow dish or plastic bag.
2. Moisten chicken with water. Coat each chicken finger with seasoning mixture. Place chicken fingers, 1-inch apart, on prepared baking sheet. Spray chicken lightly with nonstick cooking spray.
3. Bake 15 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
Recipe notes: You may need to use 2 baking sheets. If desired, use a low-sodium taco seasoning mix.

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