Thai Sticky Chicken Fingers

Thai Sticky Chicken Fingers are a crunchy, sticky, and impossible to resist recipe for any event. Absolutely addicting!

Thai Sticky Chicken Fingers

Capital Duh-eyeing over nowadays’s recipe for Thai Sticky Chicken Fingers, which can be going to be a destroy hit at your Super Bowl watch celebration this weekend (or like, dinner this night!)

After gaining knowledge of which groups are going to the Super Bowl this 12 months (and totally guilty of asking Ben for the only purpose of making a themed dish for you) I decided to throw a subject out the window and alternatively deal with growing a dish which you’re going to crave till you bodily make then sink your teeth into, because that’s precisely how I’d describe Thai Sticky Chicken Fingers – craveable!

What are Thai Sticky Chicken Fingers?

Chicken breasts sliced into strips are lined in a gluten-loose breading that’s spiked with sliced almonds for a spectacular taste and crunch that, get this, surely stays at the chicken arms! How oftentimes have you made selfmade chook hands or hen breasts handiest to have the breading fall off after pulling them out of the oven? I’ll show you my mystery to ensuring it stays firmly in place.

After baking, the hen strips are tossed in a sticky-savory-sweet, Thai-stimulated sauce then positioned lower back in the oven for a couple of minutes to create a fantastic tacky coating. And correct tacky. Not like, blatantly reducing someone in line at the fish market, which I’ve been fuming over for the beyond four days. COME ON! Anyway, those fowl arms are going to knock your socks off. A little sweet, a touch warmth, and perfectly crunchy and sticky. Grab a wet wipe.

I these days heard that pizza is the number one food people consume throughout the Super Bowl however seriously, ditch the grease and make a batch of those horrific boys rather. You received’t remorse it!

How to Make This Recipe:

Start with the aid of pulverizing half of cup sliced almonds in a food processor or chopper until they’re on the whole crumby, like the photograph underneath, then upload to a shallow dish like an eight×8 baking dish.

This recipe is sponsored by Fisher Nuts, whom I’ve been developing recipes for during the last couple of years. I love the usage of their products because they’re excessive fine and preservative free, plus their sliced almonds are specially extremely good within the breading for those Thai Sticky Chicken Fingers. I at first made them with simply gluten-unfastened bread crumbs but introduced almonds into the breading blend after Ben recommended it.

He stated, and I quote, “You ought to positioned almonds in there. They used to do it at Jimmy’s (the restaurant he worked at in high faculty,) and that they gained awards like, all the time, or whatever.” Love it. Anyway, they were a first-rate addition for not handiest amping up the Thai-stimulated flavor, but additionally giving the chook palms a deep, pleasurable crunch.

Next, procedure 4 cups gluten-free Rice Chex to create 2 cups crumbs OR degree out 2 cups panko bread crumbs (dish WILL NOT be GF if the use of normal panko bread crumbs.) Alternatively, you may upload the Rice Chex to a massive Ziplock bag then roll over it with a rolling pin till pulverized.

Next get the bird ready. As I referred to, I made my personal bird hands by reducing 1-three/4lbs bird breasts into 1″ strips. This is a miles greater affordable way to get fowl hands vs buying bird tenderloins which commonly cost a pair dollars more.

Toss the chicken strips in a bag with half cup gluten-free (or all-reason flour in case you do not want to devour GF) plus 3/4 teaspoon salt and half of teaspoon pepper then shake till well coated.

Working in batches, shake any extra flour from the chook strips then dunk them in a shallow dish with 2 eggs whisked with 2 Tablespoons milk (any kind – I used unsweetened almond milk) then roll in the crumbs, pressing to make sure they stick with the hen strips. Place the chook strips on 2 baking sheets which have been covered with foil and sprayed VERY properly with nonstick spray.
How to Make Your Chicken Breading Stick:

Now, that is the vital component! Place the baking sheets into the fridge for 20-30 minutes to offer the breading a risk to stick to the hen strips. This is what's going to prevent it from falling off the chicken arms after they’re baked. Miracle secret discovered!

After the resting duration, spray the tops of the fowl strips with nonstick spray or olive oil then bake for 10 mins at 425 tiers. Turn the strips over, spray the tops with nonstick spray, then region lower back into the oven, flipping and rotating the baking sheets to make sure even cooking. Bake for 7-nine greater minutes or till the chook fingers are golden brown and cooked thru.

Meanwhile, get the sticky Thai sauce cooking! To a saucepan upload half cup each candy chili sauce and water, 1/4 cup each brown sugar and gluten-free Tamari, 2 Tablespoons every rice vinegar and lime juice, 1/2 teaspoon floor ginger, 1/four teaspoon crimson chili pepper flakes, and 1 microplaned or minced garlic clove (and a partridge in a pear tree.) Honestly it appears like a number of components but I had ninety nine% of them already reachable. Bring the sauce to a boil then lessen the warmth to medium and simmer until slightly thickened and reduced, 5-6 minutes.

Ok I even have to reveal you the candy chili sauce I used. I located this in the fitness food segment on the grocery keep and it's far sooooo exact! Frank’s additionally has a model but this is the most selfmade-tasting candy chili sauce I’ve ever had. Definitely not tooth-achingly candy like some different bottles I’ve tried!

Transfer the fowl fingers to a platter then sprinkle with more sliced almonds and chopped cilantro for freshness and shade, then banquet!


  • 1-3/4lbs chicken breasts cut into 1” thick strips
  • 1/2 cup gluten-free or all-purpose flour (dish will not be GF if using AP flour)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Tablespoons milk (any kind, I used unsweetened almond milk)
  • salt and pepper
  • 4 cups gluten-free Rice Chex pulverized into 2 cups crumbs OR 2 cups panko bread crumbs (dish will not be GF if using panko)
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 3/4 cup sliced almonds, divided

 For the sauce:

  • 1/2 cup sweet chili sauce
  • 1/4 cup gluten-free Tamari or soy sauce (dish will not be GF if using soy sauce)
  • 2 Tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 glove garlic, microplaned or minced
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon red chili pepper flakes (or more or less)


  1. Line 2 baking sheets with foil then spray very well with nonstick spray and set aside.
  2. Whisk eggs and milk in a shallow dish. Add 1/2 cup almond slices to a food processor then process until mostly fine crumbs and then pour into another shallow dish. Add Rice Chex to food processor then process until fine crumbs and then add to almond crumbs. (Alternatively you could add Rice Chex to a large Ziplock bag then pulverize by rolling over the bag with a rolling pin.) Season almond + bread crumb mixture lightly with salt and pepper.
  3. Add flour, 3/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper to a large Ziplock bag then toss with chicken fingers until well coated. In batches, shake excess flour from chicken fingers then dunk into egg mixture, and then roll in almond + bread crumb mixture, pressing to make sure crumbs stick. Place onto prepared baking sheets then refrigerate for 20-30 minutes to let breading fully adhere - don’t skip this step or breading will fall off. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  4. Spray tops of chicken fingers with extra virgin olive oil or nonstick spray then bake for 10 minutes. Flip then spray tops of chicken fingers again with nonstick spray. Place back into the oven, flipping and rotating baking sheets, and then bake for 7-9 more minutes or until chicken fingers are golden brown and cooked through.
  5. Meanwhile combine ingredients for sauce in a small saucepan then bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Lower heat to medium then cook until sauce is reduced and slightly thickened, 5-6 minutes. Pour into a wide bowl then dunk baked chicken fingers into sauce using tongs and place back onto baking sheets. Bake for 4-5 more minutes, watching closely to avoid burning, then serve sprinkled with remaining 1/4 cup sliced almonds and chopped cilantro.

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