Gluten & Dairy Free Spicy Chicken Fingers

Urban Recipes

By Christina Jeffrey

Welcome to October! Now that we are moving fully into fall, you may be in need of a fun healthy week night meal for your family. These gluten and dairy free Spicy Chicken Fingers have lots of flavour and a great crunch.

The chicken is dipped in coconut milk, and then dipped in a mixture of gluten free cornflakes, gluten free crackers and a beautiful blend of spices.

Perfect for a game night or even a quick week night meal while all keeping it on the healthier side.  Bake them until crispy and serve with veggies and a cool ranch dip. Even for those kiddos that are picky about what they eat, they will love these!

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THE RECIPE | Urban Baker Co.

Gluten & Dairy Free Spicy Chicken Fingers
Lots of flavour and a great crunch!

prep time | 20 minutes 
total time | 45 minutes 
servings | 4 people


Chicken Fingers:

4 to 6 boneless breasts of chicken sliced in long strips

1 cup coconut milk

2 cups gluten free cornflakes finely crushed

1 cup gluten free crackers finely crushed

2 tsp smoked paprika

1/8 to 1/4 tsp chilli powder (or to taste)

1 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp cinnamon

sea salt & pepper to taste

Grape seed oil

Ranch Dill Dressing:

2 garlic cloves minced

1/2 cup olive oil mayo

1/2 cup plain greek yogurt

1 1/2 tsp lime juice

2 Tbsp ranch seasoning (see below)

1/4 tsp paprika

Ranch Seasoning:

2 tsp fresh parsley chopped

1 tsp fresh chives chopped

1/2 tsp fresh dill chopped

1/2 tsp onion powder

1/2 tsp salt & pepper


Cucumber, Carrots, Celery, Fennel 


1. Heat oven to 400 degrees. 

2. Place coconut milk in medium size bowl.  Mix crushed cornflakes, crushed crackers and spices together in another medium size bowl.  Dip chicken in coconut milk and roll in coating.  Place on parchment lined baking sheet.  Repeat until all chicken is covered with coating.

3. In large frying pan heat enough grape seed oil tocover bottom of pan over medium heat.  Once heated place coated chicken fingers in oil to brown on both sides, about 3 to 4 minutes per side.  Do in batches and set on parchment lined baking sheet.

4. Place browned chicken fingers in oven and bake for 20 minutes until chicken is cooked through and coating is nice and crispy.

5. Place all ingredients for Ranch Dill Dressing into small bowl. Set aside. 

6. Place chicken fingers on serving platter with veggies & ranch dill dip and serve.