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AWARD-WINNING BATTERED CHICKEN WITH DIPPING SAUCE

Feed your inner child with these awesome, fun-to-eat chicken fingers!

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Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes

 

Ingredients: 

Batter:

  • 1.5 lbs. chicken breast, cleaned, and cut into “fingers”
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½  teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sweet paprika
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 eggs
  • Oil, for frying

Dipping Sauce 

  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¾ tablespoon cornstarch dissolved in 1 tbsp. water

Directions: 

  1. In a large bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, salt and paprika until combined. Add water and eggs. Mix until it forms a batter. Dredge chicken fingers in the batter.
  2. In a medium-large pot, heat two inches of oil to 350 F.
  3. Fry chicken fingers until golden-brown on both sides, for no more than 5 minutes total. Depending upon the size of your pot, you may need to do this in several batches.
  4. Drain chicken fingers on a paper towel-lined plate.
  5. In a small saucepan, bring all dipping sauce ingredients except for cornstarch mixture to a simmer, stirring constantly until smooth.
  6. Add cornstarch mixture and stir until sauce thickens slightly.
  7. Serve chicken fingers immediately, alongside dipping sauce.