Best Baked Black Pepper Ranch Chicken Fingers
- 2 pounds boneless chicken tenders
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 2 cups finely crushed corn flakes
- 2 tablespoons whole wheat or all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon dried chives
- 1 tablespoon dried parsley
- 2 teaspoons dried dill
- 1 teaspoon each garlic and onion powder
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper or chipotle chile powder use more or less to taste
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt black pepper
- extra virgin olive oil for brushing
- chopped fresh chives or parsley for serving
- 1/4 cup dijon mustard
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- juice of 1/2 a lemon plus additional wedges for serving
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- kosher salt and black pepper
INSTRUCTIONS1. Add the chicken to a gallon size zip top bag. Pour the buttermilk over the chicken. Toss well to coat.
2. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment.
3. Add the corn flake crumbs flour parsley chives dill garlic powder onion powder cayenne pepper and a pinch each of pepper to a medium sized bowl. Stir to combine.
4. Remove each piece of chicken from the buttermilk and dredge through the crumbs pressing gently to adhere. Place on the prepared baking sheet. Repeat until all the chicken has been used. Make sure not to crowd your pan if necessary use two baking sheets. Lightly brush/drizzle the chicken with olive oil. Transfer to the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.
5. Meanwhile make the honey mustard sauce. Combine all ingredients in a glass jar and shake or whisk until smooth and creamy. 6. Serve the chicken topped with flaky salt fresh chives and honey mustard for dipping. Enjoy!This article and recipes adapted fromt this site