Recipe by Elizabeth Kurtz

Spiced Chicken Fingers with Tahini Dipping Sauce

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Meat Meat
Easy Easy
8 Servings
1 Hour

No Diets specified

Chicken fingers get jazzed up with flavorful seasonings and this savory dipping sauce. It’s a new and refreshing twist on a classic kid favorite, but trust me, these flavored nuggets are so much better than the classic!


Spiced Chicken Fingers

  • 1 cup all purpose flour, such as Glicks

  • salt, as needed

  • pepper, as needed

  • 4 eggs, beaten

  • 1 cup Gefen Bread Crumbs

  • 2 cups Gefen Panko Crumbs

  • 1/4 cup toasted sesame seeds

  • 3 tablespoons dried onion flakes

  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder

  • 2 teaspoons onion powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper

  • 1 tablespoon ground paprika

  • zest of 1 lemon

  • 2 tablespoons dried dill or 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh dill

  • 20 chicken breast tenders or 1 and 1/2 pounds chicken, cut into 1-inch strips

  • 4 to 5 tablespoons canola oil

Tahini Dipping Sauce


Prepare the Spiced Chicken Fingers with Tahini Dipping Sauce


Set up a basic breading station with three shallow bowls for dipping to create a great crispy coating. In the first shallow dish, mix flour with salt and pepper. In the second, whisk eggs and season with salt and pepper. In the third, mix bread crumbs, panko, sesame seeds, onion flakes, garlic powder, onion powder, ground red pepper, paprika, lemon zest, and dill.


Dip chicken pieces into flour, shake off excess, then into egg, shake off excess again, and then coat with breadcrumbs.


Heat a very large skillet over medium-high heat with enough oil to coat the bottom evenly. When oil is hot, cook tenders in two batches until crispy and brown, about two minutes per side. Remove and place onto paper towel to dry up excess grease.


To make dipping sauce: With an immersion blender or a food processor, blend tahini, cumin, lemon juice, soy sauce and garlic. Thin with water if it’s too thick for dipping. Season with salt to taste.


Serve chicken with dipping sauce.


Photography By Chay Berger Assistant Stylist Josh Gordon

Spiced Chicken Fingers with Tahini Dipping Sauce

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