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Easy Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers & Sauce Copycat Recipe

Homemade Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers
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If you’re a fan of Raising Cane’s chicken fingers, you’ll love this easy restaurant copycat recipe. Scrumptious chicken fingers paired with creamy Raising Cane’s copycat sauce recipe make for quality chicken finger meals and the ultimate comfort food! Not to mention, it’s easy to make and much cheaper – and tastier – than ordering it at the restaurant.

So, what are you waiting for? Give it a try, your taste buds will thank you!

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What is Raising Cane’s?

Raising Cane’s is a restaurant chain specializing in chicken fingers. The company was founded in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in 1996 by Todd Graves and Craig Silvey.

Over the last few years, Raising Cane’s has become a popular chicken tender destination.

What You Need to Make Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers

For the Chicken

For the Breading

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 tbsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tbsp kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne (optional)

For the Raising Cane’s Sauce

How to Make Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers Copycat

Make Raising Cane’s Sauce

  1. The night before making the chicken fingers, whip up the sauce. Trust me, you’ll want to make it the night before, or at least 5 hours before for best results.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together all the sauce ingredients.
  3. Transfer to a small dipping bowl or airtight container and refrigerate.

Make Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers

  1. In a large ziplock bag, mix together the chicken strips, buttermilk, egg, salt, pepper, and garlic powder until combined. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour, or ideally overnight.
  2. Using a deep fryer, preheat oil to 350 degrees F. Alternatively, you can heat the oil in a deep pot on medium high heat, filling it just enough to cover the chicken strips and no more than halfway full.
  3. Mix the all purpose flour and cornstarch in a shallow bowl. In a second shallow bowl, pour in the buttermilk. In a third shallow bowl, mix together the panko bread crumbs and remaining spices.
  4. Take a marinated chicken strip out of the ziplock bag and dip it in the flour and cornstarch mix until well coated. Transfer to the buttermilk mixture, making sure to coat all sides. Transfer to the seasoned breadcrumbs mixture until well-coated on all sides.
  5. Place the breaded chicken strips to a wire rack or baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  6. Repeat steps 4-5 with the remaining chicken strips.
  7. Once the oil is hot, gently drop the breaded chicken strips and fry until fully cooked and golden. Repeat with the remaining chicken strips. That’s it! These chicken fingers are best served hot with the famous tangy cane’s sauce (or Homemade Spicy Mayo Sauce) and a side of Texas Toast and crinkle-cut fries. ENJOY!

Is Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers Spicy?

No. Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers is not spicy.

However, for my spice-loving readers, I find that sprinkling in some cayenne gives it a delicious kick! In this recipe, I note the cayenne pepper but have marked it optional since it’s not part of the original recipe but is a great addition.

Why Is Raising Cane’s so popular?

Raising Cane’s has become a popular fast food chain for its famous dipping sauce and crispy (but not greasy) chicken tenders. Their food quality is consistent and the box combo meal tastes delicious! Plus, they have fast ordering for a quick bite.

Ask any southerner and they’ll tell you that Raising Cane’s has one of their favorite chicken finger meals!

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Homemade Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers

Easy Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers Copycat Recipe (with Sauce!)

DWELL by Michelle
If you're a fan of Raising Cane's chicken fingers, you'll love this easy restaurant copycat recipe. Scrumptious chicken fingers paired with creamy Raising Cane's copycat sauce recipe – the perfect comfort meal! Not to mention, it’s easy to make and much cheaper – and tastier – than ordering it at the restaurant. So, what are you waiting for? Let’s get cooking!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 832 kcal

Ingredients
  

For the Chicken

For the Breading

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour , divided
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • ¾ cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • ½ tbsp black pepper
  • ½ tbsp kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp cayenne (optional)

For the Raising Cane's Sauce

Instructions
 

Make Raising Cane's Sauce

  • The night before making the chicken fingers, whip up the sauce. Trust me, you'll want to make it the night before, or at least 5 hours before for best results.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together all the sauce ingredients.
  • Transfer to a small dipping bowl or airtight container and refrigerate.

Make Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers

  • In a large ziplock bag, mix together the chicken strips, buttermilk, egg, salt, pepper, and garlic powder until combined. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour, or ideally overnight.
  • Using a deep fryer, preheat oil to 350 degrees F. Alternatively, you can heat the oil in a deep pot on medium high heat, filling it just enough to cover the chicken strips and no more than halfway full.
  • Mix the all purpose flour and cornstarch in a shallow bowl. In a second shallow bowl, pour in the buttermilk. In a third shallow bowl, mix together the panko bread crumbs and remaining spices.
  • Take a marinated chicken strip out of the ziplock bag and dip it in the flour and cornstarch mix until well coated. Transfer to the buttermilk mixture, making sure to coat all sides. Transfer to the seasoned breadcrumbs mixture until well-coated on all sides.
  • Place the breaded chicken strips to a wire rack or baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Repeat steps 4-5 with the remaining chicken strips.
  • Once the oil is hot, gently drop the breaded chicken strips and fry until fully cooked and golden. Repeat with the remaining chicken strips. That's it! This copycat Raising Cane's chicken fingers is best served hot with the famous Raising Cane's sauce or Homemade Spicy Mayo Sauce . ENJOY!
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  1. 5 stars
    Let me just say, WOW. Made it for dinner last night and the whole family has already requested me to make it again this weekend!