Baked Buttermilk Chicken Dippers

Well Dressed Food Buttermilk Chicken Dippers

Buttermilk has long been used as a tenderizer and is the secret to making these dippers amazingly moist & tender.  These work well as an appetizer, passed at a party or as the main event.  It does take a little planning in that you need to marinate the dippers overnight, but the result is well worth it.  Our savory jams or grilling sauces make the perfect dip!


1 1/2 pounds boneless/skinless chicken breasts
2 cups buttermilk
2 eggs, beaten
2 cups panko break crumbs
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup chopped flat leaf parsley
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper

The Day Before:

Cut chicken breasts into 1 1/2 pieces.  Place in a ziplock back with buttermilk, making sure that all pieces are coated. Refrigerate overnight.

Make the Dippers:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Drain the chicken dippers.

Place a wire cooling rack on top of a sheet pan.  Combine panko, Parmesean chese, parsley, red pepper, salt & pepper in a bowl.  Place the beaten eggs into another bowl.  In small batches dip chicken into egg and then into breadcrumb mixture, coating each piece thoroughly.  Place breaded chicken on cooling rack.

Bake chicken for 20 minutues.  Turn on the broiler and broil for 3 minutes or until dippers are golden brown.

Make the Dips:

If using our Sweet Onion Jam or Mcintosh Hot Pepper Jam, combine 1 cup of jam in a small saucepan with 2 tablespoons of water. Stir over low heat until warm. If using our Firepit Grilling Sauce or Spicy Asian Peanut Sauce, serve directly from the bottle.

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We’re proud that our new sizzling, savory grilling sauce is declared a “winner” by Trey Pope, author of “Barbecue on My Mind: The Thirty Best Barbecue Restaurants in Georgia.” Trey and I are lifelong friends and to this day, generations of our families come together to share great food and down home entertaining.

In keeping with these great traditions, our Firepit Grilling Sauce is made of the finest ingredients, blending zesty spices with the natural sweetness of 100% New York State maple syrup… a flavorful combination that everyone will love!

Spread generously on grilled meats, fish and seafood to liven up your next cookout, or serve as a dipping sauce to keep your guests coming back for more. It’s also great for seasoning pulled pork and adding excitement to traditional Southern barbecue!

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We’ve paired the sweet flavor of our favorite McIntosh apples with hot and sweet peppers to create this unique jam. This jam is wonderful served over cream cheese, goat cheese or within Brie surrounded with puffed pastry.

We love to mix with a drizzle of olive oil to create a marinade for chicken or pork. Also is a great addition to homemade salad dressing!