Chinese Chicken Fingers

These homemade Chinese chicken fingers are JUST like from a restaurant. Crispy and golden on the outside and filled with juicy chicken on the inside. Perfect with sweet and sour sauce!

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword Chicken Finger Recipe, Chinese Chicken Fingers
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 25 chicken fingers
Calories 117 kcal
Author Stephanie


  • 2 boneless/skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup self-rising flour
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1.5 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1 quart canola oil
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  1. Sift dry ingredients together in a large bowl and mix them until well-combined.
  2. Slowly add the water and mix thoroughly, (don't add too much, but I did use all of it)- it should be a very thick batter.
  3. Cut the chicken into strips and sprinkle with salt.
  4. Dunk the chicken into the batter, ensure each piece is thoroughly covered.
  5. Carefully lower the chicken into a preheated deep fryer and cook for about 10 minutes, until golden brown. They will be white for a while before they turn brown and start to look like real chicken fingers, have faith and be patient. You want that rich gold color! Serve warm, with sweet and sour sauce.

Recipe Notes

You want a nice, thick batter. To thicken more, add more flour. To decrease in thickness, add a splash of water.

You'll need an oil thermometer if you’re not using a Deep fryer. Bring the heat up slowly until the oil is between 350 and 375 degrees F.


Nutrition Facts
Chinese Chicken Fingers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 117 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Cholesterol 5mg2%
Sodium 150mg7%
Potassium 35mg1%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 5IU0%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.