How to Make Zaxby's Chicken Fingers

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Zaxby's Chicken Fingers

The secret to Zaxby's Chicken Fingers is the light and flavorful coating. And now, with this Zaxby's Chicken Fingers recipe, you can recreate this entree at home. Zaxby's Chicken Fingerz are typically served as a plate meal alongside Texas toast, coleslaw, crinkle fries, and their famous dipping sauce.[1] Zaxby's was started by childhood friends Zach McLeroy and Tony Townley, who dreamed of one day creating the ultimate chicken masterpieces.[2]


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Offered by Zaxby's
Customer service phone 866-892-9297[3]
Served as Main dish
Main ingredients Chicken, cornflakes, buttermilk
Cooking method Deep frying
Similar to Chicken tenders
Author Selena Robinson

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Zaxby's Chicken Fingerz Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly-ground pepper
  • 2 quarts oil[4]
  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup unseasoned bread crumbs
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour[5]
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup crushed cornflakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning[6]

Zaxby's Chicken Fingers Recipe

  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.[6]
  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.[4]
  10. Cool slightly to create a crispier coating.[7]

Zaxby's Chicken Fingers Video

This video shows you how to make chicken fingers similar to the Zaxby's copycat recipe shared above.


  • You can also serve your Chicken Fingers with a variety of sauces including marinara sauce, ranch dressing, honey mustard, and BBQ sauce.

Also See: How to Make Zaxby's Sauce, How to Make Texas Roadhouse Chicken Critters, How to Make KFC Original Recipe Fried Chicken, How to Make KFC Extra Crispy Fried Chicken, How to Make Texas Roadhouse Barbecue Sauce, How to Make Panda Express Mandarin Sauce, How to Make a Bloomin' Onion


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