Mitzi's Chicken Fingers
At Mitzi's in Winnipeg, Canada, these chicken fingers are served with crinkle-cut fries, coleslaw, and a honey-dill dipping sauce — they're so good that even grown-ups line up for them. This recipe first appeared in our October 2011 issue along with David Sax's article "All Grown Up: Chicken Fingers for Adults."
Enlarge Image Credit: Todd ColemanSERVES 6
INGREDIENTSFOR THE DIPPING SAUCE:
1½ cups mayonnaise
¼ cup honey
2 tbsp. roughly chopped dill
2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
1 tbsp. dry mustard powder
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
FOR THE CHICKEN FINGERS:
2 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 3"-long-by-1"-wide strips
1 tbsp. sugar
1 tbsp. kosher salt
1 tbsp. freshly ground black pepper
1½ tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. paprika
1 tsp. dry mustard powder
1 cup flour
4 eggs, lightly beaten
3 cups finely ground fresh breadcrumbs or panko
Canola oil, for frying
INSTRUCTIONS1. Make the dipping sauce: In a medium bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise with the honey, dill, mustard powder, and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper, and stir together until smooth; set honey-dill dipping sauce aside.
**Correction: September 12, 2011 An earlier version of this recipe did not include the type of oil in the ingredients list. This recipe requires canola oil, for frying. The ingredients list has been corrected to reflect this.