Inadvertent Quest

October5

For some reason unbeknown to me, I seem to be on a quest for Winnipeg’s best chicken finger. The primary criteria is that it is made with a real chicken tender or breast and that is a given with the list below.  I ‘ve sampled these in the last weeks:

Barney Gargles: see yesterday’s full review, I’m thinking I like fish in beer batter better than chicken

Confusion Corner: a healthy portion, stacked high and attached with a skewer, crunchy and not greasy

The Keg:  the ones we grew up on so we may be impartial.  But the recipe actually seems to have improved of late

Mitzi’s: an interesting breading and juicy lean meat but I missed out on the dipping sauce

My son declares that the ones made at the Bison Grill at U of M are the ones to beat.  They are made according to the 100 mile criteria and the breading is full of oats and other whole grains.

So what’s your preference? floured, cornmeal, bread crumbs, panko flakes or beer battered?

Is what’s inside as important as the coating?

Who has the best dipping sauce?

Where’s the biggest portion/best value?

I’ll compile the definitive list when I’ve heard from enough of you.

Kath’s quote:  “Once we sowed wild oats, now we cook them in the microwave.”-anonymous


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4 Comments to

“Inadvertent Quest”

  1. Avatar October 5th, 2010 at 1:43 pm Erin Says:

    Well Kathy, I personally was extremely disappointed with Mitzis. After all the years of hearing they have the “Best Chicken Fingers in Winnipeg” I thought they were rather bland. However, Jake and I went to Lisi’s Ranch House on Main Street before catching a show at Rainbow Stage this summer, and their chicken fingers were fantastic! Huge portion, great dipping sauces, and just the right amount of seasoning in their breading. I’m usually rather picky about left-overs, and don’t like left-over fries/chicken fingers, but I took left-overs of both for lunch the next day and they were just as good as when they were fresh!


  2. Avatar October 5th, 2010 at 5:38 pm Kenda Marks Says:

    Chicken fingers rule! I like them tender with a thin coating. I like a variety of coatings so long as there is more chicken than coating. And, most importantly – its all about the honey dill sauce.

    Park Tower, Mitzi’s, Confusion Corner are some of my faves!


  3. Avatar October 6th, 2010 at 7:50 am kath Says:

    Erin, I’m so glad you mentioned Lisi’s as we’ve been meaning to check it.


  4. Avatar October 6th, 2010 at 7:52 am kath Says:

    Park Tower? Driven by and always wondered what they had to offer. Any other recommendations?


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