Mix-and-Match Baked Chicken Fingers and Dipping Sauces

No deep fryers needed here! Our delicious chicken fingers recipe gets perfectly crispy right in the oven. And once your baked chicken fingers are ready, take your pick of six different dipping sauces (think sweet and sour apricot or buffalo) to keep everyone at the table happy.

Mix-and-Match Baked Chicken Fingers and Dipping Sauces
Photo: Kritsada Panichgul
Prep Time:
15 mins
Bake Time:
8 mins
Total Time:
15 mins


  • 1 egg, lightly beaten

  • ¼ cup sour cream

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

  • 4 medium skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (11/4 to 11/2 pounds total)

  • 3 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • Breading*

  • Desired dipping sauces

Sweet and Sour Apricot

  • ½ cup apricot preserves

  • 2 tablespoon ketchup

  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce

Cooled-Down Mexican Salsa

  • ½ cup salsa

  • ¼ cup dairy sour cream

  • ¼ cup shredded Mexican cheese blend (1 ounce)

Kids Buffalo Style

  • ½ cup ranch salad dressing

  • 3 tablespoon ketchup

  • 2 tablespoon finely crumbled blue cheese

Tropical Breeze

  • 1 8 ounce can crushed pineapple, drained

  • ¼ cup low-fat banana yogurt

  • 3 tablespoon shredded coconut

  • 2 tablespoon lime juice

Honey Mustard Sauce

  • ¼ cup mayonnaise or salad dressing

  • 1 tablespoon honey mustard

Pizza Pizzazz

  • ¾ cup pizza sauce

  • ½ cup Italian-blend shredded cheese (2 ounces)

  • 2 tablespoon finely chopped pitted ripe olives


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. In a medium bowl whisk together egg, sour cream, salt, garlic powder, and pepper. Cut chicken lengthwise into strips about 3/4 inch thick. Add chicken to egg mixture. Stir to combine.

  2. Brush a 15x10x1-inch baking pan with oil; set aside. Place desired Breading in a shallow dish. Transfer chicken, a few pieces at a time, to the dish. Roll and press chicken strips to coat all sides with Breading. Arrange chicken in a single layer in prepared pan, leaving space between each piece.

  3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink, turning after 5 minutes. Serve with desired Dipping Sauces.

Sweet and Sour Apricot

  1. In a small bowl, combine apricot preserves (snip any large pieces of fruit), ketchup, rice vinegar, and soy sauce.

Cooled-Down Mexican Salsa

  1. In a small bowl, combine salsa, dairy sour cream, and Mexican cheese blend.

Kids Buffalo Style

  1. In a small bowl, combine ranch salad dressing, ketchup, and finely crumbled blue cheese.

Tropical Breeze

  1. In a small bowl, combine pineapple; banana yogurt; shredded coconut; and lime juice.

Honey Mustard Sauce

  1. In a small bowl stir together mayonnaise or salad dressing and honey mustard. Cover and chill until serving time.

Pizza Pizzazz

  1. In a small microwave-safe bowl, combine pizza sauce, cheese, and olives. Microwave on 100% power (high) for 1 minute. Stir; continue to microwave for 1 minute more, stirring after every 20 seconds, until heated through and cheese melts.


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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

505 Calories
29g Fat
23g Carbs
35g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 505
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 29g 37%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 148mg 49%
Sodium 1053mg 46%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 35g
Vitamin C 1.8mg 9%
Calcium 30.3mg 2%
Iron 2.2mg 12%
Potassium 592mg 13%
Folate, total 16.1mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.4mcg
Vitamin B-6 1.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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