Chick-chick-chicken Fingers + Dunky Dip
These Chick Chick Chicken Fingers make the perfect finger food to dunk into the creamy corn dip.
- 55 g/2 oz instant polenta or cornmeal
- 2 teaspoons mild smoked paprika
- 3 chicken breasts, each cut into 1 cm/½ inch wide finger-length strips
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten
- sunflower oil, for cooking
- freshly ground black pepper
- sweetcorn dip:
- 25 g/1 oz unsalted butter
- 280 g/10 oz canned no-sugar, no-salt sweetcorn, drained
- 3 tablespoons whole milk
- First make the sweetcorn dip. Melt the butter in a small saucepan over a medium-low heat. Add the corn and heat, stirring, for 2 minutes until tender. Pour in the milk and warm through. Using a hand stick blender, whizz the sweetcorn mixture until smooth and creamy, adding more milk if needed. Set aside until needed
- While the corn is heating, mix the polenta or cornmeal with the smoked paprika in a shallow bowl. Season with pepper. Lightly beat the egg in a separate shallow bowl. Dunk each strip of chicken, one at a time, into the egg and then the polenta mixture until coated all over
- Meanwhile, heat enough oil to generously coat a large heavy-based frying pan. Arrange half of the chicken in the pan and cook for 5 minutes, turning once or twice, until cooked through and light golden. Drain on kitchen paper while you cook the second batch
- Serve the chicken sticks with roasted potato wedges, if liked, and broccoli, with the sweetcorn dip on the side for dunking into. The chicken sticks also make a perfect snack – store any leftover sticks in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days
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