Piri Piri Picante Chicken Fingers

Piri Piri Chicken Fingers

These little treats have great flavor and a burst of spice from Piri Piri Hot Sauce! I make these so often that I could do it with my eyes closed! Note: If you can’t handle the heat just leave out the hot sauce and they are just as good!


2 pounds chicken tenders

2 teaspoons salt

1 teaspoon pepper

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon paprika

1 tablespoon piri piri or (hot sauce)

Cooking spray for coating pan and chicken


1 tablespoon flour

1 cup bread crumbs

1 cup Panko bread crumbs

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon paprika

Egg wash:

1 egg

1 tablespoon water

1 tablespoon piri piri


1/4 cup hot sauce

2 tablespoons melted butter


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray a large sheet pan with a heavy coating of cooking spray.

1. Season chicken in a medium bowl. Toss and coat with piri piri. Set aside.

2. Place the coating ingredients in a plastic bag and shake well to blend.

2. Beat the egg wash ingredients in a small bowl until well incorporated.

4. Dredge 3 or 4 pieces of chicken at a time in egg wash. Shake off excess then place in plastic bag. Shake to coat evenly.

5. Place tenders evenly on sheet pan.

6. Spray tops of chicken with cooking spray.

Cook for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Cut into one piece. Chicken should not be pink. Turn over and cook a few minutes longer to achieve a darker crispy color on all sides if desired

Mix the hot sauce with the butter and cook for 1 minute to blend flavors. Make a double batch if you like it really HOT! 🙂