Homemade Chinese Chicken Fingers

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Although I try to eat as healthy as possible, occasionally I crave a delicious deep fried Chinese chicken finger. I decided to give these a try at home, and boy am I sorry. These puppies are amazing and EXTREMELY addicting. Did I also mention that they’re just a little too easy to prepare? Dip ’em in some store bought duck sauce (we loved China Pride’s sauce) and be ready to fall in love.

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup beer
  • 1 lb chicken tenders, sliced in half
  • vegetable oil for frying

In a large bowl, mix together the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, and salt. In a separate bowl, combine the egg and beer, then mix it into the flour mixture. Season your chicken with salt and pepper and lightly flour. Heat your oil to about 375°F.

Dip each strip of chicken into the batter, coating evenly and letting excess drip off. Add to your oil, being sure not to overcrowd the pan (it will lower the temp of your oil). Fry about 4 or 5 minutes per side, until golden and cooked through. Let drain on paper towel lined plate. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce and spicy mustard, and try no to eat them all in one sitting!

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