Chicken fingers how to make chicken fingers recipe

Cajun spiced chicken fingers recipe| How to make crispy chicken strips

Serving chicken fingers for chicken fingers recipe
Chicken fingers

Chicken fingers are very popular at our home and my son loves those crispy chicken fingers with his favorite dip the tartar sauce.

Chicken fingers are finger size boneless chicken pieces marinated with either in buttermilk or mustard paste and then coated with fine quality bread crumbs and deep fried till crisp golden.

Well you can easily prepare this delicious crispy chicken fingers at home .  I am sharing two easy methods to make chicken fingers with less ingredients at home.

1. Chicken fingers with butter milk

2. Cajun spiced chicken fingers.

My favorite is the Cajun spiced chicken fingers as it goes well in small get together. Work fine as a nice party snacks .

If you love the recipe of crispy chicken fingers then I am sure that you will love the recipe of Homemade fried chicken and Crusty fried chicken wings recipe as well.

Preparation time :- 10 minutes

Cooking time :- 5 minutes

Difficulty :- Easy

Serves :- 2 servings


 For chicken fingers :-

(1)  2 chicken breasts pieces ( boneless)

(2)  1/2 cup all purpose flour

(3)  1 cup fine quality bread crumbs

For buttermilk chicken fingers

(1)  1 cup butter milk

(2)  1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

(3)  1 beaten egg

(4)  1/3 teaspoon baking powder (optional)

For Cajun spice chicken fingers

(1)  1 teaspoon Cajun spice

(2)  1/2 teaspoon Italian herbs ( oregano)

(3)  1/2 teaspoon chopped garlic

(4)  1 teaspoon mustard paste

(5)  1/2 teaspoon lemon juice

(6)  Salt as per taste

(7)  Oil for deep frying

Step by step method to make chicken fingers :-

Step 01
First slice the chicken breast from the middle into two parts. Then take one slice and cut into strips size around 2 inch long.

Two slice of a chicken breast for chicken fingers recipe
Two slice of a chicken breast

Finger size chicken pieces for chicken fingers recipe
Finger size chicken pieces

Step 02
For butter milk chicken fingers, take butter milk in a bowl and mix garlic powder or garlic paste, beaten egg and salt. Then mix the chicken strips into the butter milk.

Chicken pieces marinated with butter milk for chicken fingers recipe
Chicken fingers in butter milk

 You can even use a resealable plastic bag and mix the ingredients with chicken. Seal the bag and turn to coat. Refrigerated for 3-4 hours.

Step 03
After the marination time, drain and discard the marinade . In another bowl, combine the chicken with flour, salt and bread crumbs. Mix to coat them evenly from all sides.

Flour and bread crumbs coated chicken fingers
Flour and bread crumbs coated chicken fingers

Or take another resealable plastic bag and combine the chicken, flour , salt and bread crumbs. Seal and toss to coat.

Step 04
Heat oil in a large vessel pan in medium flame. When the oil become hot , lower the flame  and fry the chicken pieces in batches for 4 to 5 minutes or till crisp golden.

Deep fried butter milk chicken fingers
Deep fried chicken fingers

Step 05
Drain them on a kitchen paper or tissue paper to absorb the excess oil. Garnish on a
plate and serve hot.

You can read the full recipe of Restaurant style fish fingers recipe if you love fish recipe.

Video for chicken fingers recipe with butter milk

For Cajun spiced chicken fingers :-

Step 01
Take a mixing bowl and combine the chicken strips with Cajun spice, mustard paste, garlic , oregano, lemon juice , parsley and salt. Mix everything evenly and pour the beaten egg and mix .

Marinated chicken fingers for Cajun spiced chicken fingers recipe
Cajun spiced marinated chicken fingers

Step 02
Now apply the flour and bread crumbs with the chicken and coat them finely. You can roll them in between the palms of both hands one by one for better coating.

Flour and bread crumbs coated chicken fingers
Flour and bread crumbs coated chicken fingers

Step 03
Heat oil in a deep pan to 375°. Fry the chicken pieces into batches for 3-4 minutes or until crisp golden on both sides.

Step 04
Remove them on a kitchen towel or tissue paper to absorb any excess oil. Garnish and serve hot.

              Serving tips

1. This tenders chicken fingers goes well with Mac and cheese.

2. Coleslaw is a good along with a green salad  with Chicken tenders or fingers.

3. Tartar sauce is a nice dip to serve with chicken fingers.

4. A potato salad or garlic mashed potato is also a good side dish to serve with chicken fingers.

               Nutritional value

serving size = 1 (113 g)

Calories :- 346.9

Carbohydrate :-  21.2 g  Fats :- 19.7g

Protein :- 21.1 g

You can read more popular chicken recipes like Chicken Tikka masala recipe ,  Delicious butter chicken (Murgh makhani) recipe


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