Chicken dippers with mustard sauce recipe

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These tasty chicken dippers with mustard sauce are perfect for the kids. They only take 25 mins to cook

Preparation Time15 mins
Cooking Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins

Kids and adults alike will love these delicious golden nuggets of moist chicken with a crisp peppery crust. The dipping sauce is made with mild American mustard lightly sweetened with a little honey and makes a pleasant change from the usual ketchup or soured cream dip. The dippers can be prepared a few hrs in advance, place on a baking sheet lined with baking paper and cover and chill in the fridge then just fry when required. Use a bland flavoured oil for frying, such as rapeseed or sunflower oil and drain the dippers thoroughly on kitchen paper before serving.


  • 100g plain flour
  • 2tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1tsp salt
  • 4 skinless chicken breast fillets, each cut into four pieces
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • Oil for shallow frying

For the sauce:

  • 6tbsp mayonnaise
  • 2tbsp mild American mustard
  • 1tbsp runny honey
  • ½ tsp mild paprika




  1. Mix together the flour, pepper and salt in a shallow dish. Place the beaten eggs in another shallow dish. Dust the chicken pieces with a little of the flour. Dip in the beaten egg then roll in the flour to give a thick coating.
  2. Heat the oil in a large deep frying pan until a cube of bread dropped in the hot fat browns in 30 secs. Shallow fry the coated chicken in 2 to 3 batches, for 7 to 8 mins, until crisp, golden and cooked through, turning once. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain thoroughly on kitchen paper.
  3. To make the sauce, mix the mayonnaise, mustard, honey and paprika in a small bowl. Serve with the hot chicken dippers.
Top Tip for making Chicken dippers with mustard sauce

For a spicier crust add 2tsp mild chilli powder and 1tsp ground cumin to the flour mixture.