Crispy Salmon Fish Sticks

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These salmon fish sticks are coated in a creamy garlic sauce and crunchy breadcrumbs and then baked to perfection. They're flaky and delicious!

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If you’re a fan of both salmon and fish sticks (like me!), merging the two together to make crispy Salmon Fish Sticks is nothing short of so good! Fresh strips of salmon are floured and coated in Chosen Foods’ Everything Bagel Sauce, which not only tastes amazing but also gets the breadcrumbs to stick to the salmon (functional and tasty!) for a crispy omega-packed fish stick. After a quick bake in the oven, these salmon fish sticks come out with a crunch you can hear and ready to dip with more Everything Bagel Sauce on the side.

Crispy Salmon Fish Sticks on a plate with a small dish of sauce for dipping.
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You guys know I love a good piece of salmon and a versatile dipping sauce, and when I heard my favorite avocado-based brand, Chosen Foods, was coming out with a new sauce collection for burgers, chicken, and all the other things, I knew I had to try them asap, and that’s how these salmon fish sticks came to life!

Recipe At a Glance

Cuisine Inspiration: American
Primary Cooking Method: Oven
Key Flavor: Savory with a hint of tanginess from the Everything Bagel Sauce
Skill Level: Easy

  • No fuss, all flavor: I’m all about keeping it simple and healthy-ish in the kitchen, and these salmon fish sticks check both those boxes for me.
  • Baked, not fried: These salmon fish sticks are baked, not fried, making them a healthier choice that doesn’t lack flavor or texture.
  • Kid-tested, parent-approved: Yes, even the little skeptics at my table dive into these! The crispiness makes them fun to eat, and the Everything Bagel Sauce makes for something different than ketchup for them to try!

Ingredients to Make Salmon Fish Sticks

Ingredients for recipe: salmon fillets, spices, Chosen Foods everything bagel sauce, flour, and breadcrumbs.
  • Chosen Foods Avocado Oil Cooking Spray: To keep the crust on the salmon and make the fish sticks crispy, I spray a bit on the wire rack that goes above the baking sheet.
  • Salmon Fillet: Remove the skin. You can use fresh or frozen; just make sure to thaw first. Cutting it into strips makes for the perfect fish stick size.
  • All-Purpose Flour: This is for dusting the salmon strips. It helps the Everything Bagel sauce stick to the fish.
  • Panko Breadcrumbs: Panko-style breadcrumbs are my go-to for a crunchy outside.
  • Chosen Foods Everything Bagel Sauce: This sauce is not just for dipping. Coating the salmon in this sauce before breading adds flavor and helps the panko stay in place instead of using egg. Plus, I’ve always appreciated how Chosen Foods commits to health and flavor, and this Everything Bagel Sauce packs ALL THE FLAVOR. Made with 100% pure avocado oil, this sauce is so good—not just for its creamy texture and bold taste but also for its clean ingredients. No GMOs, no seed oils, just simple, wholesome ingredients.
  • Seasonings: I mix in some paprika, garlic powder, oregano, salt, and black pepper with the breadcrumbs.

How to Make Crispy Salmon Fish Sticks

Raw salmon sticks on top of flour for dredging.
Step 1: Add the salmon to your bowl of flour and gently toss with your hands until all the salmon sticks are well coated with the flour.
Raw salmon sticks coated in creamy sauce.
Step 2: Add the everything bagel sauce to another large bowl, and, working in batches, dredge the flour-coated salmon in the sauce.
Step 3: Coat one fish stick at a time in the panko mixture.
Step 4: Gently press the breadcrumbs to make sure it sticks to the salmon.
Breaded salmon pieces on a wire rack on top of a sheet pan before baking.
Step 5: Place the salmon onto the prepared baking sheet, leaving a little space between them.
Breaded salmon pieces on a wire rack on top of a sheet pan after baking.
Step 6: Bake until golden brown and crisp on the edges.

Tips for Making the Best Fish Sticks With Salmon

  1. Don’t skip using the flour: I know, I know—it’s an extra step, and you might be tempted to skip using the flour, but don’t. The Everything Sauce will just slide off, and with that goes your breadcrumbs, and then you’ll be left without a crust for your fish sticks.
  2. Even coating is a must: When applying the Everything Bagel Sauce and then the breadcrumb mixture, try to cover each piece of salmon evenly, and a thin layer is better than a super thick one, especially if you want that crunch.
  3. Space your fish sticks out: On the wire rack above the baking sheet, leave a little room between each fish stick. This allows the hot air to circulate freely. You want your fish sticks to cook evenly and get crispy on all sides.
  4. High heat is a crunchy fish sticks BFF: Baking at a high temperature (like the 425°F recommended in the recipe below) helps to crisp the coating quickly without overcooking the delicate salmon inside. Just keep an eye on them so they don’t burn! The salmon is done when it reaches 145°F internally.
  5. Serve immediately: For the best texture, serve the salmon fish sticks as soon as they’re out of the oven with room temperature sauce. This is when they’re at their crispiest and most delicious.
Crispy salmon fish sticks made with Chosen Foods Avocado oil spray and Chosen Foods Garlicky & Savory Everything Bagel Sauce made with Avocado Oil on a plate with a small dish of the sauce for dipping, garnished with lemon wedges and fresh chopped parsley.

What to Serve With Fish Sticks

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make this recipe in the air fryer?

Absolutely! The air fryer is great for getting extra crispy fish sticks. Preheat your air fryer to 400°F, spray the basket with Chosen Foods Avocado Oil Cooking Spray, and cook the fish sticks in a single layer for about 10-12 minutes, flipping halfway through. Just make sure not to overcrowd the basket to allow air to circulate freely.

Can I use another type of fish for this recipe?

Yes, you can substitute salmon with other firm fish like cod, haddock, or mahi mahi. Keep in mind that cooking times may vary slightly depending on the thickness and type of fish you choose.

How can I get my fish sticks crispy without using a wire rack?

If you don’t have a wire rack, you can still achieve a good amount of crispiness by flipping the fish sticks halfway through the baking time. This allows both sides to get direct heat from the baking sheet, helping them crisp up nicely. Also, make sure to preheat your baking sheet while the oven heats up. Placing the fish sticks onto a hot sheet will help them start crisping up right away from the bottom.

Hand dipping a salmon fish stick into a creamy sauce.

Now you’re ready to make your own crispy salmon fish sticks at home (seriously, don’t just stare at the picture thinking this looks good go make them!!). And don’t forget to pick up Chosen Foods’ Everything Bagel Sauce at your nearest Walmart or from!

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Crispy Salmon Fish Sticks

These salmon fish sticks are coated in a creamy garlic sauce and crunchy breadcrumbs and then baked to perfection. They're flaky and delicious!
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Servings 4 servings
Course Entree
Calories 493
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
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  • Preheat the oven to 425°F. Place a cooling rack on top of a baking sheet and spray with cooking spray; set aside.
  • Pat the salmon fillet dry, and cut into 1-inch wide strips. Set aside.
  • Place the flour in a large mixing bowl; set aside. Add the salmon to the bowl and gently toss with your hands until all the salmon sticks are well coated with the flour.
  • In a small bowl, combine the panko breadcrumbs, paprika, garlic powder, oregano, salt and pepper; set aside.
  • Place the Chosen Foods Everything Sauce in a second small bowl and set aside.
  • Working in batches, dredge the coated salmon in the sauce, then the panko mixture, pressing to coat the breadcrumbs onto the salmon.
  • Place the salmon onto the prepared baking sheet, leaving a little space between them, lightly spray with with cooking oil spray and bake until golden brown and crisp on the edges, about 12-15 minutes.
  • Serve the salmon fish sticks with the Chosen Foods Everything Sauce.


Serving: 4sticks, Calories: 493kcal, Carbohydrates: 22g, Protein: 37g, Fat: 28g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g, Monounsaturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 94mg, Sodium: 596mg, Potassium: 892mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 319IU, Vitamin C: 0.01mg, Calcium: 55mg, Iron: 3mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate. It will vary based on cooking method and specific ingredients used.

Cuisine American
Course: Entree

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  1. Sonia says:

    Hello, I am not in the US so what is a substitute for the sauce please? Thank you!