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Golden Tortilla Chicken Fingers Recipe

Golden Tortilla Chicken Fingers Recipe

Back in the day, when my kids asked, “What’s for dinner?” I’d saying something about letting the chips fall where they may, landing somewhere between leftovers and a bowl of cereal. Now, when I say that, I mean it. The chips fall right onto the chicken in this brilliant recipe for Golden Tortilla-Crusted Chicken Fingers. Chicken is coated in a tortilla chip crust, baked until crunchy on the outside and moist inside, and then served with a creamy chipotle dipping sauce. Talk about taking chips and dip to a whole new level, right?

Bite Me Bit

“Murder is like potato chips: you can’t stop with just one.” -

-Stephen King

Ingredients

Chipotle Dipping Sauce

1/4 cup sour cream
1/4 cup mayonnaise
2 tbsp chopped fresh Italian flat-leaf parsley
1 tbsp fresh lime juice
1/4 tsp ground chipotle chili pepper
1/4 tsp kosher salt

Chip-Crusted Chicken Fingers

4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1/4 cup flour
1/4 tsp ground chipotle chili pepper
1/4 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
2 eggs
1 cup finely crushed tortilla chips
3/4 cup panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)
1/4 tsp ground chipotle chili pepper
1/2 cup finely shredded cheddar cheese
3 tbsp melted butter

Directions

1) For the dipping sauce, in a small bowl, whisk sour cream, mayonnaise, parsley, lime juice, ground chipotle pepper and salt until well blended. Refrigerate until ready to use.

2) Preheat oven to 425ºF. Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil and coat with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.

3) For the chicken, cut each chicken breast into 4 or 5 lengthwise strips. In a shallow dish, combine flour, chipotle chili pepper, salt and pepper. In another shallow dish, lightly whisk eggs. In a third shallow dish, combine crushed chips, panko crumbs, ground chipotle chili pepper and shredded cheddar cheese. Dredge chicken strips in flour, shaking off any excess. Dip into the eggs and then coat each chicken strip with the chipotle chip mixture, pressing well to adhere. Place on prepared baking sheet. Drizzle chicken strips with melted butter and bake for 8 minutes. Flip the strips and continue to bake another 8 minutes until cooked through and crispy. Serve with chipotle dipping sauce.

Serves 4-6

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