Restaurant Worthy Crunchy Chicken Fingers


Restaurant worthy crispy chicken fingers


I am all about cooking at home, except for a few things. Anything fried kind of tends to be a little bit of a hassle in my book. I need a fryer which I think would make things easier on me. Also, crunchy chicken fingers or chicken nuggets. It’s just one of those things I rarely take the time to make. Until now. These were a ginormous hit with the kids and I know it’s silly but anytime the kids are thrilled about a recipe I feel so proud inside.


Crispy, crunchy chicken strips recipe just like your favorite restaurant!


And a little relieved. Whhhhhyyyyy can’t kids eat like adults? Ours actually aren’t that bad about trying new things but my gosh they take FOREVER to eat dinner. If you were a fly on our wall all you would hear is, “Get eating, stop talking and pick up your fork. Stop daydreaming and start eating. Ok, we are setting the timer and you have to be done when it goes off because everyone has been done for a long time except you.”


It is exhausting!! And while every night isn’t this way I’d say more than half are. We have a daydreamer, the oldest, and a chatty Cathy, the little one. This little boy had better be a better eater or I’ll lose my mind. Or maybe I already have and it’s too late…


Can You Freeze Chicken Fingers?

Chicken fingers can be cooked and then frozen for later.

Arrange the chicken fingers in a single layer on a baking sheet.

Freeze for 2 hours and then place in a freezer bag.


Can Chicken Fingers Be Baked Instead of Fried?

Yes, for a healthier version of chicken fingers, bake in a 350 degree oven until done clear through.


How do You Reheat Chicken Fingers?

Let the refrigerated chicken fingers sit out for 30 minutes.

Place chicken fingers on a foil-lined baking sheet in 350 degree oven for 10-15 minutes, or until they reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees.


Restaurant Worthy Crunchy Chicken Fingers

Crispy, crunchy chicken strips recipe just like your favorite restaurant!
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Restaurant Worthy Crunchy Chicken Fingers

Prep Time4 hrs
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time4 hrs 5 mins
Course: 200+ Easy Appetizers Recipes
Keyword: APPETIZER, chicken, chicken fingers, chicken nuggets, chicken strips, main dish
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 2129kcal
Author: Sweet Basil


  • 1 Quart Peanut Oil or canola for frying
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 Cup Buttermilk
  • 1/4 Cup Corn Flakes crushed
  • 1/4 Cup Panko Bread Crumbs
  • 1/2 Cup Flour
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Season Salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Pepper
  • 2 Boneless skinless Chicken Breast, sliced in strips


  • 1. Place the egg, buttermilk and chicken in a ziploc bag and place in the fridge for 4 hours.
  • 2. In a pie dish, mix the corn flakes, bread crumbs, flour, baking powder, seasoning and pepper.
  • 3. Heat the oil to medium or 350 degrees.
  • 4. Take the chicken out of the bag and dredge in the dry mixture, back in the buttermilk and then back in the dry mixture again.
  • 5. Fry, turning occasionally until golden, about 5 minutes.
  • Serve immediately.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 2129kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 220g | Saturated Fat: 38g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 171g | Cholesterol: 99mg | Sodium: 773mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g
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I mean, who can really resist crunchy, juicy fried chicken- ohsweetbasil.com_-4

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3 comments on “Restaurant Worthy Crunchy Chicken Fingers”

  1. wow, these chicken fingers look extra perfect!

  2. My kiddos would love these crunchy chicken fingers!!! Great recipe!