No Fork Needed: 8 Delicious Dinners You Can Eat With Your Hands

southwestern sliders

Ditch the utensils and dig in! Dinner tastes better when you eat with your hands.

  1. chicken tenders

    Pecan Crusted Chicken Tenders with Honey Mustard Sauce

    In this gourmet twist on tenders, chicken is breaded in a mixture of finely chopped pecans and panko, then pan-fried until crispy and golden. Kids and grown-ups alike will love them!

  2. Baja fish tacos

    Baja Fish Tacos

    Crispy beer-battered cod topped with a cabbage slaw and smoky chipotle mayo, all tucked inside warm corn tortillas — these are the real deal.

  3. Breakfast Burritos

    Breakfast Burritos

    Filled with spicy sausage, smoky scrambled eggs, cheese, and a fresh avocado-tomato salsa, these breakfast burritos are not only easy to make, but also delicious any time of day.

  4. coconut shrimp

    Crispy Coconut Shrimp with Sweet Red Chili Sauce

    Coconut Shrimp are served at many restaurants, but this homemade version beats them all. Plus, they’re easy to make: you can do all of the preparation in advance and the sauce comes straight out of a bottle.

  5. tilapia

    Crispy Tilapia Fingers with Lemon & Garlic Mayonnaise

    If you want to get your kids to eat — or even love — fish, try serving them these. The fillets are lightly coated with panko, pan fried to crispy perfection, and served with tangy garlic and lemon mayonnaise.

  6. quesadillas

    Chipotle Chicken Quesadillas

    Crisp flour tortillas filled with gooey melted cheddar and shredded chicken in a smoky chipotle-tomato sauce — these are the ultimate quesadillas.

  7. ham and cheese sliders

    Ham & Cheese Tailgate Sliders

    Always a crowd pleaser, these Southern-style ham and cheese sliders are doused in a tangy butter, mustard and poppy seed sauce, and then baked until golden and crisp. Bet you can’t eat just one!

  8. southwestern sliders

    Southwestern Sliders

    These drip-down-your-chin sliders are jazzed up with smoky Southwestern spices, jalapeño pepper and Jack cheese. They're phenomenal topped with my Roasted Tomato Peach Jam but, if you don’t want to bother, ketchup and salsa work too.

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