Crispy Homemade Chicken Fingers

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Crispy Homemade Chicken Fingers are even better than your favorite restaurant! You can bake, fry, or air fry your chicken fingers to make them exactly how you like them. This 30-minute meal will be a hit!

No matter how old we are, chicken feet are still one of our favorite foods. Sure, it might look like kid food, but we’re here to assure you that these are delicious, kid food or not. Our taste buds may have evolved and refined a bit over the years, but not when it comes to crispy chicken. We like to dip it in one of our favorite sauces and bake some chips on the side. the best part? No one in The Stay At Home Chef house complains when chicken feet are served for dinner. Both you and your kids will love this!

chicken selection

You can use chicken breasts or chicken tenders in this recipe. If you are using chicken breasts, be sure to cut them into 1-inch strips.

Egg substitutes:

The eggs in this recipe help bind the flour on the chicken to the breadcrumbs. You can substitute heavy cream or melted butter if desired. Make sure to coat the chicken completely so the crumbs will stick together.

Gluten-free options:

If you want to make this recipe gluten-free, you’ll need to substitute cornstarch for all-purpose flour and use your favorite gluten-free breadcrumbs.

Freezing Instructions:

We like to keep these in the freezer for easy weekend meals. Once the chicken is completely covered, freeze on a baking sheet before transferring to a freezer-safe airtight container. Freeze for up to 3 months. Do not try deep fried frozen chicken feet. Cook in a 400°F oven for 25-30 minutes only, or until fully cooked. Use a meat thermometer to pinpoint cooking times.

Air Fryer Instructions:

  • Preheat air fryer to 400°F.
  • Prepare the chicken as you would fried chicken. Then place the chicken on a tray, spray with cooking oil, and fry for 5-6 minutes per side (10-12 minutes total), until the chicken is cooked through and the skin is crispy and golden.
  • Work in batches so you don’t overcrowd the air fryer.
Top view of crispy homemade chicken fingers.

Storage and Reheating Instructions:

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Reheat in oven preheated to 350 degrees until heated through.

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Close up view of homemade chicken fingers.

Crispy Homemade Chicken Fingers are even better than your favorite restaurant! You can bake, fry, or air fry your chicken fingers to make them exactly how you like them. This 30-minute meal will be a hit!

Preparation time 10 minute

cooking time 20 minute

total time 30 minute

raw material

chicken strips

  • 1 1/2 – 2 pound chicken tenders remove fat
  • 1 big egg
  • 2 tablespoon milk
  • 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour Divided into
  • 1/2 cup plain bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili
  • 1/2 cup butter melting, for baking method
  • vegetable oil For frying, about 2 inches

instruct

Frying Instructions:

  • Add about 2 inches of oil to a deep skillet. Heat over medium heat until oil reaches 350-375°F.

  • In a shallow dish or pie dish, add 1/2 cup of flour. In a separate dish, beat together the eggs and milk. In a third dish, combine 1/2 cup breadcrumbs, 1 cup flour, salt, garlic powder, pepper, and paprika.

  • Working one at a time, dip chicken tenders in plain flour and shake off excess. Then dip into the egg mixture, then into the breadcrumb/flour mixture. Make sure to coat thoroughly. Place on prepared baking sheets, leaving a small amount of space between each strip.

  • Place about 3-4 strips in the preheated oil and fry for about 3-4 minutes, until the internal temperature reaches 165°F. Working in batches, cook until everything is fried without overcrowding the pan. Place on a paper towel-lined plate or baking sheet to allow excess oil to drain.

  • Serve warm with dipping sauce.

notes

Baking Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. In a shallow dish or pie dish, add 1/2 cup of flour. In a separate dish, beat together the eggs and milk. In a third dish, combine 1/2 cup breadcrumbs, 1 cup flour, salt, garlic powder, pepper, and paprika.
  3. Working one at a time, dip chicken tenders in plain flour and shake off excess. Then dip into the egg mixture, then into the breadcrumb/flour mixture. Make sure to coat thoroughly. Place on prepared baking sheets, leaving a small amount of space between each strip.
  4. Drizzle with melted butter and bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes.
  5. Make sure the chicken is cooked to a safe internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit.

Air Fryer Instructions:

  1. Preheat air fryer to 400°F.

  2. Prepare the chicken as you would fried chicken. Then place the chicken on a tray, spray with cooking oil, and fry for 5-6 minutes per side (10-12 minutes total), until the chicken is cooked through and the skin is crispy and golden.

  3. Work in batches so you don’t overcrowd the air fryer.

Calories: 646kcal | carbohydrate: 47G | protein: 45G | fat: 30G | Saturated fat: 16G | Polyunsaturated fats: 2G | Monounsaturated fats: 8G | Trans fat: 1G | cholesterol: 217mg | sodium: 1102mg | Potassium: 754mg | fiber: 2G | sugar: 1G | Vitamin A: 964unit | Vitamin C: 2mg | calcium: 65mg | iron: 4mg

Crispy Homemade Chicken Feet