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spicy chicken fingers with feta/blue cheese dip

★★★★★ 1
a recipe by
Didi Dalaba
Greece, NY

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!!

★★★★★ 1
serves 4-6
prep time 1 Hr 30 Min
cook time 25 Min

Ingredients For spicy chicken fingers with feta/blue cheese dip

  • 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)
  • 3
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 1 c
    captain crunch cereal
  • 1-1/2 c
    flour *divided*
  • 1/2 tsp
    onion poweder
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1 c
    seasoned panko bread crumbs (or bread crumbs of your choice)
  • 1/2 c
    feta cheese crumbled fine
  • 1/2 c
  • 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

  • 1
    Start 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.
  • 2
    To bowl add; seasonings, hotsauce and finally buttermilk. Place in fridge to marinate for approximatey 1/2 - 1 hr.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, 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.
  • 4
    In 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.
  • 5
    2nd 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.
  • 6
    At 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.
  • 7
    Drain 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.
  • 8
    Add to frying pan and fry on for 4-5 minutes on each side till golden brown.
  • 9
    Remove to paper lined plate to drain, keep warm, and continue cooking the rest of the tenders.
  • 10
    Serve with dip, fresh lemon slices and sliced veggies (celery, peppers) if desired. Enjoy!!