Cajun Chicken Fingers with Spicy Ketchup

Cajun Chicken Fingers with Spicy KetchupRecipe
Photo: Ryan Benyi; Styling: Gerri Williams for James Reps


Serves: 4

Cost per Serving:


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Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Cook: 10 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 376
Fat 15 g
Satfat 5 g
Protein 29 g
Carbohydrate 32 g
Fiber 2 g
Cholesterol 82 mg
Sodium 1046 mg


1 pound chicken tenders, halved crosswise
Salt and pepper
1/2 cup milk
3/4 cup finely ground yellow cornmeal
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
Spicy ketchup:
1 cup ketchup
1/2 teaspoon Tabasco
1 tablespoon packed dark brown sugar
2 teaspoons lemon juice
Salt and pepper


1. Season chicken on all sides with salt and pepper. Place milk in a shallow bowl. Combine cornmeal, oregano, 1/4 tsp. salt and cayenne in a separate, shallow bowl.

2. Melt butter with oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Dip chicken in milk, then dredge in cornmeal mixture. Transfer to skillet and pan-fry until browned and cooked through, 3 to 5 minutes per side.

3. Mix ketchup, Tabasco, sugar and lemon juice in a small bowl. Season with salt and pepper. (Make it up to a week ahead; cover and chill.) Serve chicken warm with dipping sauce.

Also featured in: Back to School Special, All You, July 2013;