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Crispy Baked Chipotle Chicken Fingers


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  • Author: KJ & Company - Kate Poskochil
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x

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Description

Crispy Baked Chipotle Chicken Fingers take you straight back to a childhood favorite meal! With a few simple steps, you can have crispy chicken fingers ready to eat! Coated with crushed potato chips, Panko bread crumbs and chipotle powder, these chicken fingers are equally fun and delicious. Dip them in a homemade chipotle ranch and you are set. You can never go wrong with chicken fingers in my opinion!


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Ingredients

For the chicken fingers:

  • 1 cup finely crushed potato chips
  • 1 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon chipotle powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 pounds chicken tenders
  • Cooking spray

For the chipotle ranch sauce:

  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1/2 teaspoon chipotle powder
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream or milk

Instructions

For the chicken fingers:

  1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. In a medium-sized bowl, combine the potato chips, Panko bread crumbs, onion powder, chipotle powder and salt. In a separate medium-sized bowl, combine the chicken tenders with the buttermilk until completely coated.
  2. Working with one chicken tender at a time, transfer it from the buttermilk to the breading mixture. Coat and pat all sides of the chicken tender with the breading until completely coated. Set on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and repeat until all of the chicken tenders have been coated.
  3. Evenly spray the tops of all the prepared chicken tenders with cooking spray or brush with olive oil. Bake for about 20-25 minutes, or until the chicken fingers are golden brown and cooked through.

For the chipotle ranch sauce:

  1. While the chicken fingers cook, prepare the dipping sauce. In a small bowl, whisk together the sour cream, onion powder, garlic powder, parsley, salt, dill and chipotle powder. Stir in 1 tablespoon of the heavy cream or milk at a time until desired consistency is achieved for dipping.
  2. Serve the crispy baked chipotle chicken fingers with the homemade chipotle ranch sauce and enjoy!

Notes

  • Serve these chicken fingers with the homemade chipotle ranch sauce or other dipping sauce of choice! You can never go wrong with ketchup.
  • Bake some frozen french fries or tater tots on a separate pan at the same time as the chicken fingers and you’ll have a complete meal ready to go!
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