Make with kids: Annabel Karmel's chicken dippers

Chicken dippers
(Image credit: Annabel Karmel)

Finding delicious and simple meals that kids can enjoy eating and making can be difficult, but we've found the perfect recipe with these crispy coated chicken dippers by celeb chef Annabel Karmel.

They’re really easy to make and with our simple step-by-step picture recipe you’ll have these finger-licking chicken dippers 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.'

If you like this chicken dippers recipe, be sure to have a look at some of the other amazing recipes you can make with kids: mini burgers, chocolate and orange brownies and delicious brown bread rolls.


  • 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

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

Step 1

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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

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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

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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

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

Step 5

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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

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Your chicken dippers are now ready to be served.

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

Jessica Dady
Food Editor

Jessica Dady is Food Editor at GoodtoKnow and has over 11 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the must-buy seasonal food hampers and advent calendars for Christmas to the family-friendly air fryers that’ll make dinner time a breeze, Jessica loves trying and testing various food products to find the best of the best for the busy parents among us. Over the years of working with GoodtoKnow, Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Future’s Test Kitchen to create exclusive videos - as well as writing, testing, and shooting her own recipes. When she’s not embracing the great outdoors with her family at the weekends, Jessica enjoys baking up a storm in the kitchen with her favourite bakes being chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and a tray of gooey chocolate brownies