Pastrami Wrapped BBQ Chicken Fingers are perfectly moist and bursting with flavor – a treat for adults and kids alike!
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If you’re a fellow kosher-keeper, I’m sure you’ve experienced something similar to what I had last week. You’re in a non-Kosher store, looking at a unique and delicious looking food product. You look for the hechsher (kosher certification) on the front, then the back. You don’t see it, so you look again. And again. As if scrutinizing the package could somehow make it magically become Kosher. Sigh.
The world of Kosher food has made massive advancements in the last couple of years, but when it comes to artisanal, cool ingredients, something was always lacking. And even those that are certified kosher? They’ve always been difficult to find.
The founders of Crafted Kosher have opened doors to kosher consumers that make it easier than ever before. The idea? Gather together all of the delicious, artisanal, unusual or hard to find ingredients that just happen to be kosher and sell them all from one convenient online store. Now, you don’t need to scrutinize packages and hope for a certification that isn’t there – not only is everything kosher, but the certification is clearly listed on every product page!
When I visited Baltimore for a demo back in December, I was lucky enough to visit the Crafted Kosher headquarters. I’m sorry to invoke such an overused cliche, but…ever heard the expression “like a kid in a candy store?” That. Was. Me. I walked through their warehouse with my eyes wide. I’m sure the excitement was evident on my face. I left there with a box of goodies and a ton of new ideas for recipes using the cool things I had discovered.
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Some of the treats I got to take home with me? Colorful popcorn (I’m saving it for a special occasion!), red pepper vinegar (you have got to try this in my Roasted Red Pepper Dip?!), and this bourbon barrel aged BBQ sauce! Uhm, yum.
One of my favorite goodies that I took home with me was Rufus Teague Whiskey Maple Barbecue Sauce. You guys know how much I adore anything maple flavored – so I couldn’t resist using it to create an awesome new bbq chicken fingers recipe. These fingers are kept moist and delicious by the pastrami wrappers, and they burst with flavor thanks to the amazing BBQ sauce. (No jokes. Definitely my new favorite BBQ sauce.)
Whether you serve these as a weeknight supper (your kids will thank me!), a shabbos appetizer, or the perfect addition to your purim menu (yay for finger food!), I guarantee that these BBQ Chicken Fingers will be a huge hit.
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- 1½ lb chicken breast (boneless and skinless)
- ½ cup Whiskey Maple BBQ Sauce* (see note)
- 12 ounces (2 standard packages) sliced pastrami
- ½ cup flour
- 3 eggs
- ¼ cup mayonnaise
- ¼ cup Whiskey Maple BBQ Sauce* (see note)
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon hot sauce
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 Tablespoon mustard (preferably spicy brown)
- 1½ cups bread crumbs
- 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
- 1½ teaspoons kosher salt
- ½ cup mayonnaise
- ¼ cup Whiskey Maple BBQ Sauce* (see note)
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
- Cut chicken breast into fingers and place in a bowl. Add ½ cup of barbecue sauce and toss until all chicken is coated.
- Carefully wrap a slice of pastrami around each chicken finger and place on tray (end side down). Repeat with remaining fingers and pastrami.
- Prepare the breading station: place flour in a small bowl. Set aside.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, mayonnaise, ¼ cup barbecue sauce, salt, hot sauce, garlic and mustard until smooth. Set aside.
- Line a second baking sheet with parchment paper and spray it well.
- In another medium bowl, whisk together bread crumbs, brown sugar and salt. Set aside.
- Working carefully to ensure the pastrami doesn't get unwrapped, dip each chicken finger into flour, then into the egg mixture, and finally into the breadcrumbs mixture. Place finger onto prepared baking sheet and repeat with remaining fingers. Do not overcrowd the pan - use a second pan if you don't have enough space.
- Spray the tops of each finger well with spray oil or non-stick spray.
- Bake at 400 for 10 minutes, then turn each finger over, spray it again, and bake for an additional 10 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through.
- Combine mayo and barbecue sauce in a small bowl and stir until combined. Serve with chicken.
*Note: I used the Whiskey Maple flavored barbecue sauce, but I’m sure it would work well with one of the others, so pick your favorite!
Plan Ahead: These freeze nicely in an airtight container. To reheat, lay them in a single layer on a baking sheet and bake, uncovered, until heated through.
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