Chicken dippers have a bad rep, and for a fair reason. They usually come in a cardboard box, they’re processed, unhealthy and the actual meat content is pretty questionable. I don’t eat much chicken at all, I certainly never order it when I’m out in a restaurant, and rarely buy it for dinners during the week. It’s all a result of watching a pretty nasty documentary on chicken farming a few years ago that gave me the heebie jeebies. However, I feel like I should start eating it more and reintroduce it to my diet (if even only to help ween me off my pulled pork addiction which definitely isn’t healthy either). I always buy chicken that is free-range, and sometimes organic if I’m feeling flash, which helps me forget aforementioned documentary… Shudder.
The other thing that puts me off chicken is that it’s usually so boring and bland. So my mission for the next month is to make more chicken dishes and shake it up a little to shrug of my weird preconceptions.
This chicken dish is really yummy and so tasty. As far as chicken dippers go they’re about as good as they’re going to get, you could always use gluten free flour or breadcrumbs if you’re coeliac. The honey mustard sauce gives a nice kick as well. This is a fuss free recipe that feels a little naughty, but is still kind of nice. Give this a shot and let me know what you think!
Ingredients (serves 2)
2 chicken breasts
1/2 cup flour
salt & pepper
Zest of 1 lemon
4 tbsp natural or Greek yoghurt
1 tsp dijon mustard
1 tbsp honey
1 tbsp wholegrain mustard (optional)
- Assemble your dipping line in three separate bowls. In the first bowl mix in the flour and a generous seasoning of salt and pepper. In the second bowl beat and egg. In the third bowl mix the breadcrumbs and lemon zest.
- Slice the chicken into strips/fingers and dip them in the flour, the egg and then the breadcrumbs.
- Fry on a medium high heat in about 2 tbsp of oil (I used coconut but whatever you have is fine). They will take about 5 minutes on each side, maybe a little more depending on thickness. There should be no pinkness in the middle whatsoever when they’re cooked.
- Mix all of the sauce ingredients together in a bowl and serve with the dippers.