Sesame Chicken Fingers with Two Dipping Sauces
8 servings (5 appetizers per serving)
- For the Chicken Fingers:
- 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 1 cup flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 large eggs
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1 cup fine crumbs made from plain rice crackers or panko crumbs
- 1/2 cup sesame seeds
- 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
- For the Chinese Mustard Sauce:
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup sweet and hot Chinese mustard
- 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon crystallized ginger, minced
- For the Teriyaki Sauce:
- 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
- 1/4 cup black bean sauce (with chili optional)
- 1/4 cup scallion, minced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 4 teaspoons brown sugar
For the Chicken Fingers:
Preheat oven to 500 degrees F.
Trim chicken breasts, cutting them into 1 x 3-inch strips. In shallow dish, whisk together flour and salt. In another shallow dish, whisk together eggs and water. In third shallow dish, mix together crumbs and sesame seeds.
Dredge chicken strips in flour, coating all sides. Dip chicken in egg; then roll chicken strips in crumb mixture to coat well.
In large, non-stick skillet over medium-high heat, warm half the oil. Add half the chicken and sauté until golden brown on all sides, about 5 minutes. Transfer chicken to baking sheet. Heat remaining oil in skillet and sauté remaining chicken strips, transferring to baking sheet when done. Bake chicken until firm and crispy, about 8 minutes. Arrange on platter and serve with dipping sauces.
For the Dipping Sauces:
Mix together all ingredients for each sauce in two separate small bowls. Cover and set aside until ready to serve with chicken.
Recipe reprinted by permission of www.eatchicken.com. All rights reserved.
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