Buttermilk Chicken Fingers

Buttermilk chicken fingers come together in hardly any time at all.
Chicken fingers are one main dish everyone I feed on a regular basis can agree on. They are usually in the form of my easy peasy chicken tenders but these buttermilk soaked and breaded fingers are a hit whenever I make them.


These chicken fingers are shallow fried which cuts down on the mess a bit but still gives that crunchy yummy crust.

Buttermilk Chicken Fingers

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 12
Author Micha @ Cookin' Mimi


For the buttermilk soak/marinade:

  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/8 teaspoon hot sauce

For the chicken:

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into strips or about a dozen chicken tenders
  • 1 1/2 cups self rising flour. You can use all purpose and add about a teaspoon of salt. I like the extra puffiness self rising flour gives
  • 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper.
  • oil for frying


  1. Mix together the buttermilk and hot sauce. Pour over chicken that has been placed in zip top bag or lidded container. Refrigerate for several hours.
  2. In a shallow dish mix together flour and pepper. Heat about 1/4” of oil in a heavy skillet, preferably cast iron, over medium heat until hot but not smoking.
  3. Coat both sides of chicken well in the flour mixture and fry until golden brown and cooked to 165 degrees. That will take about 5 minutes per side.


Buttermilk Chicken Fingers Side Dish Ideas:

This yellow squash and onion sauté is a quick and easy way to get your veggies.


Yellow Squash and Onion Sauté 



Butter Garlic Green Beans



Extra Creamy Macaroni and Cheese 



Creamy Garlic and Herb Pasta

More chicken recipes:

Cajun Fried Chicken


Cajun Fried Chicken 



Easy Peasy Chicken Tenders 




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  1. These look so easy and delicious. They would be great on a big salad with tomatoes, chopped eggs and your chicken finger sauce.

  2. Those look wonderful! Moist and flavorful. I pinned and stumbled your post!


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