Crispy Chicken Halloween Witch Fingers

October 16, 2017

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These quick and creepy Crispy Chicken Halloween Witch Fingers will delight your little ghouls and goblins on Halloween night!

It’s been a very witchy Halloween season here on Living La Vida Holoka this year!  So I thought I would continue the trend with another fun, Halloween recipe!  If there’s one thing that truly stands out about witches, it’s their creepy, pointy fingers.  Remember the Wicked Witch of the West pointing her long, green finger at Dorothy?  “I’ll get you my pretty…and your little dog, too!”  

Witches are definitely more than just a pointy hat, broomstick, and a spine-chilling cackle.  And Halloween can be more than just sweet treats!  I’m sure most parents don’t want their kids loading up on candy on Halloween.  So how about feeding them a festive and easy dinner before you head out for an evening of trick-or-treating?

What kid doesn’t like chicken fingers?  As an adult, I still love chicken fingers! They’re crispy, fun to dip, and make a quick and easy meal!  For Halloween, I decided to turn chicken fingers into “witch fingers.”  I’ve seen so many sweet witch finger recipes from cookies to pretzel rods.  I wanted to make these witch fingers a fun dinner for Halloween night!

To make the chicken fingers really look witchy, I added green food coloring to bread crumbs.  Black olives are added to the tip of each chicken finger for “fingernails.”  This homemade version of chicken fingers is fun to make and even more fun to eat!  Serve them with a side of your favorite dipping sauce like ranch, honey mustard, or ketchup.

Crispy Chicken Halloween Witch Fingers


  • 4 thin, boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into thin strips
  • 1-2 cups seasoned whole wheat bread crumbs
  • Green food coloring
  • 2-3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • Black olives, halved


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a baking sheet with foil and non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Pour 1-2 cups of whole wheat bread crumbs into a dish or large bowl.
  3. Add a few drops of green food coloring to bread crumbs and mix well. Continue adding green food coloring until your desired color is achieved.
  4. In a medium bowl, lightly beat the eggs.
  5. Add flour to another plate and season with salt and pepper.
  6. Dredge chicken fingers in flour. Then, dip in eggs. Follow with the bread crumbs and repeat until all of the chicken fingers are coated.
  7. Place chicken fingers on the prepared baking sheet and cook for 10-12 minutes.
  8. Flip chicken halfway through so it browns evenly on both sides.
  9. Plate 5 chicken fingers to make a hand.
  10. Top with a black olive "fingernail."
  11. Serve with dipping sauce of your choice.


If you're not into food coloring, add some chopped green herbs like parsley to the bread crumb mixture instead.

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Before you get decked out in costume this Halloween, make this witchy little bite to eat!  They’re sure to be a hit with kids and big kids at heart this Halloween season!


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  • Reply Jaelan October 16, 2017 at 10:12 AM

    Ha! How creative. These are perfect for a Halloween meal.

    • Reply Jessica October 16, 2017 at 12:19 PM

      Thanks so much! 🙂

  • Reply Renee || Getting Fit Fab October 16, 2017 at 1:17 PM

    I was wondering how you made them green! Food coloring!!! That’s so much fun. I’d so make these…. and have my husband eat the olives LOL awesome idea Jess!

    • Reply Jessica October 16, 2017 at 8:30 PM

      Thanks so much, Renee! Yup! Food coloring! If you’re not a big fan of food coloring (usually I’m not, but I’ll give it a pass for Halloween), you can always chop up more herbs and add them to the bread crumb mixture. I hope you and your husband enjoy these! 🙂

  • Reply Camille Gabel October 16, 2017 at 1:45 PM

    So fun! My daughter just asked if we could go out to eat on Halloween. Um, no! We’re doing something fun like these!

    • Reply Jessica October 16, 2017 at 10:29 PM

      Haha! This is definitely a better Halloween dinner option than going out! I hope your family enjoys this recipe!

  • Reply Phyrra October 16, 2017 at 3:49 PM

    These are so cute and clever!

  • Reply Lisette October 16, 2017 at 4:40 PM

    This is so cool! I may make some for my neighbors haha!

    • Reply Jessica October 16, 2017 at 10:19 PM

      How fun! Enjoy!

  • Reply geniabeme October 16, 2017 at 7:24 PM

    These look so scary yet so delicious!

  • Reply Stephanie October 16, 2017 at 8:27 PM

    These look way too fun!!!! I want to make them!

    • Reply Jessica October 16, 2017 at 9:57 PM

      Thanks so much! Enjoy getting witchy in the kitchen!

  • Reply emmymom2 October 16, 2017 at 10:57 PM

    Such a clever idea! Love it!

  • Reply Miranda October 16, 2017 at 11:07 PM

    What a great twist on Lady Fingers!

    • Reply Jessica October 17, 2017 at 9:45 AM

      Thanks! They’re definitely fun “finger” food!

  • Reply Kendra October 16, 2017 at 11:17 PM

    These are such a fun idea for a halloween party

    • Reply Jessica October 17, 2017 at 9:44 AM

      Thank you! They’re definitely fun “finger” food! 😉

  • Reply Carrie R October 17, 2017 at 6:51 AM

    This is such a fun idea! I know my daughter would love these. 🙂

    • Reply Jessica October 17, 2017 at 9:43 AM

      Thank you! I hope you and your family enjoys this recipe! 🙂

  • Reply Brooke Pakulski October 17, 2017 at 8:42 AM

    My kids would definitely love these. They’re into halloween and also chicken fingers!

    • Reply Jessica October 17, 2017 at 9:40 AM

      Sounds like a winning dinner combination for your kids! I hope they enjoy this spooktacular recipe!

  • Reply Jamie October 17, 2017 at 9:52 PM

    These look so awesome! The green food coloring really makes them!

    • Reply Jessica October 18, 2017 at 8:33 AM

      Thank you! You can’t have witch fingers without making them green! 😉

  • Reply Jamie H October 24, 2017 at 2:46 PM

    So cool. And they sound delicious too! Thanks for sharing on More the Merrier Monday link party!!

  • Reply Miz Helen October 30, 2017 at 11:29 AM

    What a fun and delicious idea for Halloween! Thanks so much for sharing your post with us at Full Plate Thursday! Have a great week and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

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