Tempura Chicken Fingers

Tempura Chicken Fingers – crispy fried chicken. These chicken fingers are seriously THE BEST!! Super easy to make. Coat chicken in a mixture of flour, salt, water, vinegar and baking soda. Fry until golden brown. Ready to eat in under 15 minutes! Great weeknight meal!

Tempura Chicken Fingers - crispy fried chicken. These chicken fingers are seriously THE BEST!! Super easy to make. Coat chicken in a mixture of flour, salt, water, vinegar and baking soda. Fry until golden brown. Ready to eat in under 15 minutes! Great weeknight meal!

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I don’t usually fry food, but I made an exception for these chicken fingers.  I was surprised at how easy these were to make and how great they tasted.  The batter only has a few ingredients and took minutes to prepare.  I fried the chicken in my Dutch oven, and they turned out nice and crispy.  This reminded me of the chicken fingers at one of my favorite restaurants, Hamilton’s on Magnolia.  You can use the batter to fry anything you like – fish, okra or shrimp would be good!  I think I am going to try hotdogs next time. This is my go-to recipe for fried goodness.

Tempura Chicken Fingers - crispy fried chicken. These chicken fingers are seriously THE BEST!! Super easy to make. Coat chicken in a mixture of flour, salt, water, vinegar and baking soda. Fry until golden brown. Ready to eat in under 15 minutes! Great weeknight meal!
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Tempura Chicken Fingers

Yield: 4 people
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Tempura Chicken Fingers – crispy fried chicken. These chicken fingers are seriously THE BEST!! Super easy to make. Coat chicken in a mixture of flour, salt, water, vinegar and baking soda. Fry until golden brown. Ready to eat in under 15 minutes! Great weeknight meal!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups flour
  • tsp salt
  • 2 cups water
  • 3 Tbsp Vinegar
  • tsp baking soda
  • 1 to 2 lb chicken tenders

Instructions:

  • In a large bowl, mix together the flour, salt, and water. In a separate bowl, combine the vinegar and baking soda (it will foam up) and pour into the flour mixture.
  • Pour oil to a depth of 2 inches in a large Dutch oven or skillet and heat to 350ºF.
  • Dip the chicken tenders in the tempura batter and shake off excess. Once the oil is hot, fry the tenders in small batches for about 5 minutes and then drain on paper towels.
  • Serve with your favorite dipping sauces.

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  1. This is THE EASIEST tempura batter I’ve ever made … It was delicious … The first time I did it I put in baking powder instead of baking soda, Put in a tsp of corn starch, they came out GREAT, they were super crispy and moist! This time I’ll put in the baking soda too … Thank you ! This is delicious, I’ve made it 3 times now <3

  2. I substituted lemon juice for the vinegar, fantastic receipt. Froze the left over battered raw for later use and it worked out great..

  3. Made this for my family. A double batch made enough batter for 8 lbs of chicken breast tenders. It was a HUGE success.

  4. This recipe came out perfectly! I didn't have to change a thing. Beautifully golden and tender! I made sweet and sour, honey mustard, and bbq sauces to go with them. I'll be making these very often! Nice to find a dependable – works out right the first time – chicken recipe. Thank you!

  5. Just the ticket tonight here — where it's about 30 degrees and snowing like a ….. well, snowing hard! Thanks — can't wait to try this recipe!!! Sent my friend and my husband the link and they both said YUM!!!

  6. I wonder if this would be good with shrimp, too. Do you use just regular vegetable oil for something like this? Or just anything that has a high smoking point? Thanks for the great recipes – can't wait to try some of them!

  7. I am always so impressed. You always have a delicious new recipe every day! This dish looks especially yummy. I don't fry food often either but might make an exception to try this!!

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