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Chicken Finger Winners

The Baskits in Homewood takes home the prize for the best chicken fingers in Birmingham, according to the Birmingham News' "Favorite Chicken Fingers" contest.

A panel of nine judges determined the winner, based on reader nominations and taste tests. Paul Shunnarah told the paper that the secret is "a good chicken tender is not only about the sauce. If you taste one of our chicken tenders, it's flavored, it's marinated. We do all of that from scratch."

The silver medal went to Tavern on the Summet, the bronze to Kairos Kafe. The readers' choice winner went to the Dairy Queen in Alabaster, which still batters and breads its chicken fingers by hand (one of the few DQs to still do so in the country.)

Posted on Sunday, August 30, 2009 at 03:31PM by Registered CommenterDeborah Lockridge in | Comments3 Comments

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Reader Comments (3)

Who above the age of 7 cares about chicken fingers? Very strange.

August 31, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMary

Mary, you notice I didn't offer any of my own comments about who has the best chicken fingers. I could not understand the excitement when Guthrie's opened up -- a fast food place devoted to chicken fingers? I'd rather have my fried chicken on the bone. More flavor.

September 1, 2009 | Registered CommenterDeborah Lockridge

Some of us are still 7 at heart, and chicken fingers (or "tenders") can be quite tasty (especially, as Mr. Shunnarah is quoted as saying, there is extra care taken with the flavoring). Guthrie's' is pretty good -- good enough to make me regret the closing of the Vestavia location here. I'll have to try The Baskits now that I know it's their specialty.

September 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterScott

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