Make with kids: Annabel Karmel's chicken dippers

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Annabel Karmel's chicken dippers


  • 250g chicken breast, cut into thin slices
  • 150g bag good-quality cheese-flavoured crisps
  • 5tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
  • 6tbsp plain flour
  • Pepper
  • 1 egg

For the marinade:
  • 200ml buttermilk
  • 1tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1tsp soy sauce
  • 1 small clove garlic, crushed
  • ¼tsp paprika
  • ¼tsp dried oregano

Make these crispy coated chicken dippers by celeb chef Annabel Karmel with the kids.

They’re really easy to make and with our simple step-by-step picture recipe you’ll have these finger-licking chicken pieces ready in no time.

This recipe serves up to 4 people and takes 35 mins to prepare (plus marinating) and 15 mins to cook and is the perfect starter recipe for your child to try out with a little help from you.

Your child can learn all about raw meat – from washing your hands after touching it to how to cut the chicken into slices.

It’s the perfect dinner recipe too so they can help you make dinner – learning and cooking at the same time.

Annabel says: 'These strips of chicken are coated in crisps! I’ve used cheese, but you can choose whichever flavour you like best.'


Step 1

Mix the ingredients for the marinade in a large bowl. Coat the chicken slices in the marinade. Cover and leave for at least an hour.


Step 2

Next, preheat the oven to 200˚C/400˚F/Gas Mark 6. Crush the crisps into crumbs in a plastic bag. Then mix them with the Parmesan.


Step 3

Mix the flour and pepper in one bowl. Beat the egg with 1tbsp cold water in a separate bowl. Dip the chicken in the flour, egg, then crumbs.


Step 4

When done, place the chicken strips on a baking sheet. Bake in the oven for 15 mins. Turn over after 7 mins.


Step 5

To make the maple mustard mayo sauce mix 4tbsp mayonnaise, 1tsp wholegrain Dijon mustard, 1½tsp maple syrup or honey and 1tsp cold water together in a small bowl.

To make the slightly spicy tomato sauce mix ½tsp sweet chilli sauce, 2tbsp tomato ketchup and 2tsp lime juice in a small bowl.


Step 6

Your chicken dippers are now ready to be served.

Recipes taken from My Favourite Recipes by Annabel Karmel (published by DK, £8.99

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