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Chicken dippers on wooden tray with a pot of chive dip and tomato sauce

Oven-Baked Chicken Dippers with Creamy Chive Dip

I'm going to show you how to make the best, most delicious, real food chicken dippers. Tender, succulent chicken on the inside and crispy, crunchy breadcrumbs on the outside. And, because those dippers gotta dip, I'm serving them up with a creamy soured cream and chive dip, with a little spring onion (scallion) for extra bite.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 357 kcal


  • Weighing Scales, Measuring Spoons
  • Frying Pan or Skillet & Large Baking Tray (Sheet)
  • Food Processer, 2 Bowls, Wooden Spoon & Kitchen Tongs


Chicken Dippers

  • 1 kg (2.2 lbs) Chicken Mini Fillets (Chicken Tenders)
  • 80 g ( Cup) Soured Cream (Sour Cream)
  • 1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 5 Slices Wholemeal Bread (Whole-Wheat Bread)
  • tsp Dried Parsley
  • tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Sea Salt Divided
  • ½ tsp Freshly Ground Black Pepper Divided

Creamy Chive Dip

  • 180 g (¾ Cup) Soured Cream
  • 1 Spring Onion (Scallion) Finely Chopped
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Chives Finely Chopped


Chicken Dippers

  • Gather your ingredients and get your equipment ready. Preheat your oven to Gas Mark 6/ 400°F/ 200°C.
    Individual ingredients for chicken dippers laid out on a table
  • First, put your chicken mini fillets (chicken tenders) in a bowl with the soured cream, ½ tsp salt and ¼ tsp black pepper. Stir until the chicken is evenly coated. Put to one side to marinate.
    Chicken tenders marinating in sour cream in a large white bowl
  • Grab your slices of wholemeal bread and blitz them in a food processor until you have a fine crumb.
    Breadcrumbs blitzed in a food processer
  • Put a skillet or frying pan on a medium heat, pour in the olive oil and give it a minute to heat up. Tip in the breadcrumbs, parsley, smoked paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, and the remaining salt and pepper.
    Uncooked wholemeal breadcrumbs in skillet with parsley, spices and seasonings
  • Cook for about 10 minutes, stirring every couple of minutes (more towards the end make sure the crumbs don't burn) until the breadcrumbs are golden brown.
    Crisping wholemeal breadcrumbs in skillet with oil
  • Pour the breadcrumbs into a bowl and one by one coat each chicken fillet with the breadcrumbs. Press down firmly to ensure the breadcrumbs stick and shake off any excess before laying them on the baking tray.
    Coating chicken dippers with wholemeal breadcrumbs
  • Bake the chicken dippers in the oven for about 18-20 minutes or until cooked through.
    Unbaked chicken dippers on a baking tray

Creamy Chive Dip

  • While the chicken dippers are in the oven, combine the soured cream, chives and spring onions to make the creamy chive dip. Happy dunking! I hope you like 'em!
    Sour cream and chive dip in glass bowl with stirring spoon


Calories: 357kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 40gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 129mgSodium: 710mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3g
Keyword Chicken Fingers, Chicken Goujons, Chicken Tenders, Crispy Chicken
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