African Chicken Fingers with Honey-Mustard Harissa Dipping Sauce

The African Gourmet's recipe for African Chicken Fingers is a genuine treat for enthusiasts of chicken fingers.
African Chicken Fingers

The African chicken fingers are marinated in a vibrant blend of spices of paprika, cayenne, garlic, and ginger, which gives them a warm and aromatic depth of flavor.

When fried in palm oil, African chicken fingers develop a crispy exterior while remaining juicy. The tangy honey-mustard harissa sauce harmonizes beautifully with the crispy African chicken fingers.

The harissa paste introduces a North African spice, providing a gentle heat. Dijon mustard adds a familiar tang, while honey offers a touch of sweetness that balances the spice. Greek yogurt adds creaminess and a mild tang, making the sauce velvety smooth, and lemon juice brightens everything up.

The combination of African Chicken Fingers and Tangy Honey-Mustard Harissa Dipping Sauce is a perfect marriage of new flavors and familiar tastes, making it irresistibly delicious for someone who loves exploring different dipping sauces.

African Chicken Fingers with Tangy Honey-Mustard Harissa Dipping Sauce

African Chicken Fingers
African Chicken Fingers
African Chicken Fingers with Honey-Mustard Harissa Dipping Sauce
African Chicken Fingers and Dipping Sauce 

Ingredients for Chicken Fingers

Two chicken breasts cut into even strips

1 cup palm oil

1 teaspoon paprika

1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon ginger powder

1 teaspoon ground coriander

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon thyme

Salt and pepper to taste

1 cup all-purpose flour

2 eggs, beaten


Stove Top Frying Directions for African Chicken Fingers

Mix paprika, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, ginger powder, ground coriander, ground cumin, thyme, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Coat the chicken strips in the spice mixture and let them marinate for 30 minutes. Place flour in a shallow dish. Beat eggs in a separate shallow bowl. 

Dredge chicken strips in flour, dip them in the beaten eggs and coat them again in flour. Heat palm oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Fry chicken strips in batches, 3-4 minutes per side, until golden brown and cooked through. Place fried chicken on paper towels to drain excess oil.

Air Fryer African Chicken Fingers
Air Fryer African Chicken Fingers

Directions for Air Fryer African Chicken Fingers

Mix paprika, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, ginger powder, ground coriander, ground cumin, thyme, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Coat the chicken strips in the spice mixture and let them marinate for 30 minutes.

Place flour in a shallow dish. Beat eggs in a separate shallow bowl.

Dredge chicken strips in flour, dip them in the beaten eggs, and coat them with flour again. Preheat your air fryer to 400°F (200°C).

Lightly brush or spray the chicken strips with palm oil.

Place the chicken strips in the air fryer basket in a single layer, avoiding overcrowding.

Cook for 10-12 minutes, flipping halfway through, until golden brown and cooked through.

Remove the chicken strips from the air fryer and serve hot with Tangy Honey-Mustard Harissa Dipping Sauce below.


Tangy Honey-Mustard Harissa Dipping Sauce

Ingredients for Tangy Honey-Mustard Harissa Dipping Sauce

1 tablespoon harissa paste

2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

2 tablespoons honey

2 tablespoons Greek yogurt

1 tablespoon lemon juice

Salt and pepper to taste


Directions for Dipping Sauce

Combine harissa paste, Dijon mustard, honey, Greek yogurt, and lemon juice in a bowl. Mix well until smooth and creamy. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

The Tangy Honey-Mustard Harissa Dipping Sauce would likely be a light reddish-orange color. The harissa paste would add a red hue, while the Dijon mustard would contribute a yellow tone, resulting in a blended orange color. The Greek yogurt would lighten the overall color, making it creamy.

The combination of African chicken fingers and tangy honey-mustard Harissa dipping sauce is a perfect marriage of new flavors and familiar tastes.

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