Photo: John Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr
Total Time
25 Mins
4 servings (serving size: about 3 ounces chicken fingers and 1 tablespoon sauce)

These lightened-up chicken fingers are dredged in a crunchy cereal coating, lightly pan-fried, and served with a spicy homemade mayo that's perfect for dipping. 

How to Make It

Step 1

To prepare sauce, combine the mayonnaise, Sriracha, lime juice, and soy sauce in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk. Cover and chill.

Step 2

To prepare chicken, combine flour, black pepper, and paprika. Place flour mixture in a shallow dish. Combine eggs and 1 tablespoon water; place in another shallow dish. Place crushed cereal in another shallow dish.

Step 3

Sprinkle chicken evenly with salt. Working with 1 piece at a time, dredge chicken in flour mixture. Dip in egg mixture; dredge in cereal.

Step 4

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan, swirling to coat. Add chicken pieces to pan; cook 2 minutes on each side or until done. Serve immediately with sauce.

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Ratings & Reviews

promogal's Review

October 28, 2010
This is one of the most delicious chicken recipes my family & I have ever tasted. I cut the Siriacha sauce down to 1/4 tsp as we don't like it too spicy. My chicken wasn't done in the pan after 2 min & was burning at 4 min so I finished them off in the oven at 350 for 8 m in.

Family loves these

October 08, 2015
A nice, easy family-friendly meal.  Not something I would serve to guests, but great on a work night.  I usually double the sauce.  Cooking time for me (chicken at room temp) is 3 minutes on each side med-high and then oven at 450 for 5 minutes.  They were perfectly cooked. 

kianasbakelist's Review

June 01, 2012

LTMOSU's Review

September 19, 2011
One of my husband's favorites. I usually pound the chicken down to make it thinner, and if it starts burning, I'll finish in the oven. Also delicious with bbq or wing sauce.

raresters's Review

April 23, 2011
Also had trouble with the chicken cooking evenly without burning the coating. Also, I am a BIG fan of left overs and these just aren't great reheated. I probably won't make again.

kottoruns's Review

February 01, 2011
Loved the texture and crunch. My picky family called this a "make-again" meal...including the dipping sauce. Like other reviewers, my crumbs were starting to burn well before the chicken was done. Next time I'll try it in the oven.

kimelena1's Review

January 12, 2011
same cooking problem - wish I had read them first (only time I didn't :( ) I also used panko instead of Kashi. I finished in the oven, as mine were burning on outside too. Unfortunately, my entire meal was ready before chicken was even close. Don't know how they could be done in 4 min unless they were in a deep fryer

isleoffood's Review

January 09, 2011
I thought this was just okay. A bit bland for my taste, but I'll probably make it again with some additional spices to give it more flavor. This will make for a good base recipe because the texture was good and the chicken came out moist.

Laoruc's Review

December 09, 2010
I found the coating to be rather overwhelming, there wasn't any missing that the chicken was covered in cereal. Maybe cut down with something to reduce the bran flake-ish smell but keep crunch and slight sweetness.

Marcianno's Review

November 14, 2010
These were yummy . . . I used Panko instead of the Kashi. Ran into the same issue with the chicken being cooked evenly. Will try again, this time browning the chicken lightly and then finishing them off in the oven. The dipping sauce is terrific! I would imagine the sauce could double as a sandwich spread as well. Solid recipe.