Cane’s Chicken Finger Recipe

My copycat Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers Recipe came pretty darn close to the original.

Have you ever wanted to recreate the Cane’s Chicken Finger recipe at home? We tried it, and think it turned out pretty darn good!

In case you aren’t familiar with the restaurant, Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers is a Louisiana-based fried chicken joint with all the traditional Southern fixings like Texas toast, cole slaw and crinkle cut fries. It’s one of our favorite fast-food restaurants here in Southern California, and always has a line down the street — just like In-n-Out burger!

After visiting the restaurant a few times, we decided to recreate the Cane’s chicken recipe at home, complete with a replica of that delicious Raising Cane’s Chicken Finger Sauce recipe. Although the restaurant keeps this a trade secret, I think we came pretty close to the original.

The key to getting that crispy coating is by coating the tender fresh chicken tenders with whisked egg and panko bread crumbs. Then, they are dropped into the deep fryer for about 3 minutes or so.

Serve this with my delicious old-fashioned Cole slaw recipe!

If you like these homemade Cane’s chicken fingers, you may also like my Panko Fried Shrimp and Fried Green Beans recipes.

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Photo of fried chicken with Cole slaw, waffle fries and sauce to illustrate Raising Canes Chicken Fingers Recipe

Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers Copycat Recipe

Recipe by Jason Hill –
I decided to recreate the Cane's Chicken Fingers recipe at home, complete with that delicious Raising Cane's Sauce (a trade secret). Serve this with my delicious old-fashioned Cole slaw recipe!
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 
  • 1 tablespoon Lawry's seasoned salt
  • 2 eggs whisked
  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless chicken breast thawed and cut into finger-size pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups panko breadcrumbs 

Copykat Canes Sauce:

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper to taste


  • Make the sauce by whisking all of the ingredients together. Chill until ready to use.
  • Coat the chicken in the flour, followed by the egg wash, and then into the panko breadcrumbs.
  • Fry the coated chicken in a deep fryer at 375° for about three minutes.
  • Enjoy these delicious chicken nuggets with the dipping sauce!
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AboutJason Hill

Hi, I’m Jason Hill, host of YouTube’s “Chef Tips” series. I graduated from culinary school in 1998, and gained my experience working the lines in Southern California. I launched my cooking videos in 2007. I love sharing quick and easy recipes that get people back in the kitchen.

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