Copycat of Zaxby's Chicken Fingers

"Try these on a bun with pickles, lettuce and my copycat recipe of zaxby's sauce for a perfect lunch"
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Ready In:
1 1/2 pounds




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

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  1. This recipe tastes like garbage! followed the directions to the letter, this is no where close to zaxbys chicken fingers!!!
  2. I used to work for Zaxby's and pretty much none of these ingredients were used in making the strips
  3. 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! ?


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