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Ranch Chicken Fingers

A packet of ranch seasoning mix gives extra flavor to chicken fingers and makes them seem like an extra special treat. Dip them in Ranch dressing for a double dose of Ranch deliciousness!

Dry Ranch mix makes these chicken fingers super flavorful. A big favorite with kids!

 

I love to have packets of Hidden Valley Ranch Mix on hand. Besides the fact that they make just about the best ranch dressing imaginable, they can be used to season up almost anything you cook. In addition to perking up chicken strips, they also do a great job at seasoning potato wedges.

Dry Ranch mix makes these chicken fingers super flavorful. Big favorite with kids!

 

These Ranch Chicken Fingers develop a super crispy coating as they fry that has plenty of seasoning. The chicken meat stays tender and moist.

The chicken tenders are first coated in flour mixed with some of the ranch seasoning. Then they are dipped in egg and coated in panko crumbs mixed with ranch seasoning.

Dry Ranch mix makes these chicken fingers extra flavorful.  Big favorite with kids!

 

About 8 minutes in some hot oil and you have chicken tenders the whole family will enjoy.

Dry Ranch mix makes these chicken fingers super flavorful. Big favorite with kids!

 

Dry Ranch mix makes these chicken fingers super flavorful. Big favorite with kids!

 

The leftover ranch mix can be mixed with a combination of buttermilk and mayonnaise to make a ranch dip to dunk them in. You can never get enough ranch flavor!

Dry Ranch mix makes these chicken fingers super flavorful. Big favorite with kids!

 

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Dry Ranch mix makes these chicken fingers super flavorful. A big favorite with kids!

Ranch Chicken Fingers

A packet of ranch seasoning mix gives extra flavor to chicken fingers and makes them seem like an extra special treat.
PREP: 10 mins
COOK: 16 mins
TOTAL: 26 mins
SERVINGS: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 pounds chicken tenders
  • 1 packet Ranch seasoning mix, I use Hidden Valley
  • 1/2 cup flour, plus 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 cup Panko crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • Peanut or Vegetable oil

Instructions

  • In a bowl, combine 1/2 cup flour and 2 teaspoons of Ranch mix.
  • In a second bowl, combine 1/3 cup flour, Panko crumbs, 2 teaspoons Ranch mix, and salt.
  • In a third bowl, beat together eggs and water.
  • Heat 2 inches of oil to between 360-375 degrees in a Dutch oven or deep skillet, preferably cast iron.
  • Dredge chicken in flour mixture, dip in egg mixture and then coat with Panko crumb mixture.
  • Frying 4 to 5 pieces at a time, fry chicken for about 4 minutes per side or until cooked through.
  • Serve with Ranch dressing.

Nutrition

Calories: 367kcal
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American

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7 thoughts on “Ranch Chicken Fingers”

  1. Finally made this recipe! I have had it pinned for quite awhile! Everybody LOVED it! The chicken was very moist and the bread topping had so much flavor! It’s a keeper!

  2. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    These chicken fingers are just calling my name, Christin! Love the ranch flavor! Looks SO good!

  3. Christin, these look amazing, and I love that you flavored the chicken with ranch! My kids would flip for these. 🙂

  4. Mary @chattavore

    I LOVE the idea of ranch in the coating! I love just about anything ranch. These sound fantastic!

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