Spicy Chicken Fingers with Feta/Blue Cheese Dip

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Didi Dalaba

By
@didicoffeegirl

This was a recipe I created using the Ninja's competition. Our three ingredients were; Feta, Captain Crunch Cereal & hotsauce.

I was able to incorporate all the flavors so you can actually taste every component... none is overpowering but actually complement each other!!

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
4-6
Prep:
1 Hr 30 Min
Cook:
25 Min

Ingredients

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CHICKEN TENDERS

2 lb
or 3 medium size boneless skinless chicken breasts
1-1/2 c
buttermilk, (or make your own using the 1 c per 1 tbls acidic ratio)
1/2 tsp
onion powder
1/2 tsp
garlic powder
3 Tbsp
hot sauce (i used tobasco)

BREADING

3
eggs
3 Tbsp
water
1 c
captain crunch cereal
1-1/2 c
flour *divided*
1/2 tsp
onion poweder
1/4 tsp
paprika
1 c
seasoned panko bread crumbs (or bread crumbs of your choice)

FETA BLUE CHEESE DIP

1/2 c
feta cheese crumbled fine
1/2 c
mayonnaise
1/2 c
sour cream
1 Tbsp
chopped fresh parsely
1/4 tsp
cracked black pepper
1/4 Tbsp
greek seasoning
1/2 c
blue cheese dressing

How to Make Spicy Chicken Fingers with Feta/Blue Cheese Dip

Step-by-Step

  • 1Start by filleting the chicken breasts. Once you have achieved 6 breasts, slice the the chicken breasts vertically into strips. Slicing them as thin or thick as you like. Place in a bowl.
  • 2To bowl add; seasonings, hotsauce and finally buttermilk. Place in fridge to marinate for approximatey 1/2 - 1 hr.
  • 3Meanwhile, as chicken tenders are marinating, prepare you dip. In a small bowl add crumbled feta, blue cheese dressing, mayonnaise, sour cream, seasonings and parsley. Combine thoroughly and pour into a pretty bowl and set in fridge to chill till ready to serve.
  • 4In a mini food processor or large one, add the 1 cup of Captain Crunch cereal and pulse till very flour like fine. Set aside.
    On three plates ( I used 2 shallow and 1 rimmed).
    To plate #1 add: 1 cup of flour, paprika and the onion powder, mix till thoroughly combined.
  • 52nd plate: Add the eggs and water.
    3rd plate: Add the Captain Crunch Cereal, Panko bread crumbs and the other 1/2 c of flour, mix till thoroughly combined.
    Set aside.
  • 6At this point, the chicken tenders should be ready. Heat your deep fryer or favorite pan w/ enough oil to deep fry.
    Bring temp to medium high heat.
  • 7Drain the marinated chicken tenders. Using tongs or fingers. Dredge the chicken tenders, first into the flour mixture, then the egg mixture, and finally into the panko bread crumb mixture.
  • 8Add to frying pan and fry on for 4-5 minutes on each side till golden brown.
  • 9Remove to paper lined plate to drain, keep warm, and continue cooking the rest of the tenders.
  • 10Serve with dip, fresh lemon slices and sliced veggies (celery, peppers) if desired.

    Enjoy!!

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