Copycat of Zaxby's Chicken Fingers

Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 10 mins

Try these on a bun with pickles, lettuce and my copycat recipe of zaxby's sauce for a perfect lunch

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. 1.Cut chicken breasts across into half-inch pieces.
  2. 2.Place the chicken and buttermilk into a shallow dish and cover.
  3. 3.Chill the chicken for at least fifteen minutes.
  4. 4.Pour the oil into a deep frying pan and heat to 375 degrees.
  5. 5.Combine the bread crumbs, cornflakes, salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning in a shallow bowl.
  6. 6.Beat the egg in another shallow bowl.
  7. 7.Place the flour in a shallow plate.
  8. 8.Cover the chicken fingers in flour, then dip in the egg, and finally cover them with the cornflake and bread crumb mixture.
  9. 9.Place the coated chicken in the hot oil and fry for 6 to 8 minutes. Drain the Chicken Fingerz on a paper towel-lined plate.
  10. 10.Cool slightly to create a crispier coating.
Most Helpful

I'm not sure who has tried this recipe but I followed each step with the exact ingredients. I crushed the corn flakes up to bread crumb consistency, and check the temp on my grease and it was on point. The cornflakes burnt within a minute of being in the fryer! They tasted horrible and burnt also. Ruined a whole pound of chicken! ?

Brittany S. July 02, 2015