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!
What Makes These Chicken Fingers Crispy
When it comes to chicken fingers, they’ve gotta be crispy! No one likes a gummy chicken finger. Here’s what you need for a crispy coating:
- Crushed potato chips
- Panko bread crumbs
- Cooking spray or olive oil
Completely covering each chicken tender with this delicious coating is the key to a crispy tender. Then, spraying with cooking spray or brushing with olive oil before baking really seals the deal. They’ll be golden brown and crispy before you know it!
How to Make Crispy Baked Chipotle Chicken Fingers
Making these chicken fingers couldn’t be more fun or simple. All you need is about 30 minutes, a few simple ingredients and a big appetite:
- First, dredge the chicken tenders in buttermilk.
- Then, completely coat them with the breading and place them on a parchment lined baking sheet.
- Next, spray the tops with cooking spray or brush with olive oil.
- Lastly, bake until perfectly golden brown and crispy!
See? You’ll have homemade chicken fingers ready to go in no time!
What to Serve with these Crispy Baked Chipotle Chicken Fingers
When it comes to serving these chicken fingers, you can’t go wrong with a homemade chipotle ranch dipping sauce! While they are baking away and getting all sorts of crispy, it leaves plenty of time to whip up a quick dipping sauce! You most likely already have all of the ingredients on hand or in your cupboard:
- Sour cream
- Dried herbs
- Heavy cream or milk
Even if you don’t make the homemade chipotle ranch dressing, the chicken fingers can be served with regular ranch, ketchup or honey mustard! Toss some french fries into the oven as well and you have a complete meal!
Growing up, chicken fingers were my main meal of choice whenever we went out to eat. I was basically 50% chicken finger lol. So, making a childhood classic in my own kitchen was so fun! Especially with this chipotle twist.
Whether you are making these chicken fingers for fun, a weeknight dinner, lunch or mid-day snack, you just can’t help but have a little fun with it!
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