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Crunchy Cereal Chicken Fingers

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Active: 30 min
  • Yield: 2 to 4 servings
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Vegetable oil, for frying

1 cup all-purpose flour 

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

1 large egg, beaten 

2 cups crunchy sweetened cereal, such as Cap'n Crunch 

2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch strips

1/2 cup ketchup 

1/4 cup applesauce 

2 dashes Worcestershire sauce 


  1. Heat 1/4 inch of oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Put the flour in a shallow bowl and add some salt and pepper. Put the egg in a second shallow bowl. Put the cereal in a resealable plastic bag and pound into crumbs with your hands until mostly broken up with some bigger pieces. Transfer the cereal to a third shallow bowl.
  3. Dip the chicken strips first in the flour, then the egg and then the cereal. Cook the strips in batches until golden brown and cooked through, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain on paper towels.
  4. Stir together the ketchup, applesauce and Worcestershire sauce in a small bowl. Serve as a dip with the chicken fingers.
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