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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 scallions for extra bite.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 357kcal
Author: Cheryl Whyte



Chicken Dippers
  • 2.2 pounds chicken mini fillets (chicken tenders)
  • cup sour cream (soured cream)
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 5 Slices whole wheat bread slices (wholegrain bread)
  • teaspoons dried parsley
  • teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt flakes divided
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper divided
Creamy Chive Dip
  • ¾ cup sour cream
  • 1 scallion (spring onion) finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon 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.
  • 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.
  • Grab your slices of wholemeal bread and blitz them in a food processor until you have a fine crumb.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Bake the chicken dippers in the oven for about 18-20 minutes or until cooked through.
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!


Calories: 357kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 129mg | Sodium: 710mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g
Course | Main Course
Cuisine | American
Keyword | Chicken Fingers, Chicken Goujons, Chicken Tenders, Crispy Chicken
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