Honeyed Little Chicken Fingers with Dipping Sauce

"This recipe is inspired by the very first meal ever eaten on Game of Thrones and in the book series. When Robert Baratheon, King of Westeros, visits the Starks at Winterfell, the two families share a meal of honey-roasted chicken. These Little (Chicken) Fingers...(fans will get this reference😉) are breaded with panko and corn flakes, flash fried, finished in the oven and then slathered with a honey glaze. Served with a killer dipping sauce, they are so good they may even bring peace to Kings Landing tonight."
-- @dianemorrisey
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Prep time 5mins
Cook time 30mins

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For the Chicken Fingers


  • 1 cup panko
  • 1 cup cornflakes, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2-3 pounds chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • Salt and black pepper, To Taste
  • Oil, for cooking

For the Dipping Sauce


  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  • Step 1

    To make the chicken fingers: in a heavy skillet, heat canola or vegetable oil. Create a 3 bowl dredging station. Mix panko, corn flakes, paprika, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Pour flour in another bowl, and beat the eggs in another one.

  • Step 2

    Slice chicken breasts into strips. Dip each breast into flour, then egg, then panko and corn flakes mixture.

  • Step 3

    In batches, flash fry until golden brown on both sides, 2-4 minutes total (we’re not cooking chicken through. Remove to sheet pan. When all batches are done, bake in 350F oven for 15 minutes or until through.

  • Step 4

    In a bowl, mix honey and apple cider vinegar. Brush honey glaze lightly on each chicken finger when comes out of oven.

  • Step 5

    To make the sauce: in a bowl, mix all the ingredients. Serve with chicken fingers.