Contest-Winning Crispy Chicken Fingers
Total TimePrep: 20 min. Cook: 5 min./batch
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup dry bread crumbs
- 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 large egg
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1-3/4 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
- Oil for deep-fat frying
- Combine the first six ingredients in a shallow bowl. In a second shallow bowl, whisk egg and buttermilk. Dip a few pieces of chicken at a time in buttermilk mixture, then in flour mixture; toss to coat.
- In an deep cast-iron or electric skillet, heat oil to 375°. Fry chicken, a few strips at a time, until chicken is no longer pink and crust is golden brown, 2-3 minutes on each side. Drain on paper towels.
Nutrition Facts4 ounce-weight: 341 calories, 16g fat (2g saturated fat), 80mg cholesterol, 485mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 28g protein.
Dec 13, 2017
i Like your CONTEST-WINNING CRISPY CHICKEN FINGERS Recipe. i hope In Future You post More Food Recipes Like this.
Dec 12, 2017
Even better than any restaurant! You can add any seasonings you want to these and it will work. I made them gluten free and no one even noticed; they were that good! This is going into the rotation. I used a small deep fryer and cooked them for 5 minutes. Perfect!
Feb 28, 2017
gad these are good
Aug 31, 2016
I used Italian bread crumbs and man these were FANTASTIC! Everyone fought over the last one. I let my kids half it.
Aug 11, 2016
I made this recipe tonight and declare it a winner. Definitely five stars. Not only easy but delicious. I highly recommend this recipe.Volunteer Field Editor.
Jan 20, 2015
These were so easy to make and so delicious! I made them exactly as written and I wouldn't change a thing. This was only my second time of deep frying anything, and I will continue to do it from now on, as long as Taste of Home keeps giving us such good recipes.
Jan 13, 2015
My kids loved this recipe. They had seconds which is not usual.
Jun 5, 2013
I have officially thrown out all of my other recipes for fried chicken coating. This is the winner and I don't know that I'll ever read another recipe for it. This is so simple and so delicious! I use chicken tenderloin instead of cutting larger pieces into strips. It works perfectly and is a great serving size.
Mar 23, 2013
These are amazing, easy and quick. I didn't have buttermilk either so made my own by adding lemon juice one time and vinegar the next. Didn't have parmesan cheese so just omitted. I tossed them in Franks Hot Sauce after deep frying. Five stars of yumminess!
Feb 18, 2013
Excellent recipe, but I couldn't help but tweak it bit. I marinated the chicken in buttermilk overnight, used panko breadcrumbs and added cayenne and black pepper (thanks ElaineMP). I didn't use an electric fryer, but they still turned out great! Thanks Rachel & TOH :)