Recipe for Crispy Fried Chicken Strips

There are 6 ways to cook this recipe for crispy fried chicken strips. They include fried, baked, and air fryer while using chicken that is raw or precooked. Also, this is part of our Chicken, Fast Food, Game Day, and Main Courses categories.

This is the final, ultimate selection of herbs, spices, and f way of cooking chicken anything. The other ways to cook (baked and air fryer) are shown in the post.
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About This Recipe for Crispy Fried Chicken Strips

The shown recipe itself covers fried in a pan and uses raw chicken tender strips. Also, this article shows how to alter that recipe process for the other ways to cook it. So, keep reading to see all 6 ways! This southern recipe for fried chicken strips involves 3 facets:

  • The herbs and spices
  • The processes of coating the chicken
  • The cooking of the meat

Recipe for Crispy Fried Chicken Strips KFC Style

This recipe for crispy fried chicken strips has a lot of spices that give you crunchy chicken strips better than KFC style results. Of the 6 methods, the best one to be better than KFC flavor is to use the method of raw chicken and frying it in a pan.

To save time in the future, make a bulk amount of the spices and put them in a spice jar or food storage container. You can use the Recipe “Resizer”. With it, increase it up or down to the desired amount of herbs & spices under the Ingredients.

6 Ways of How To Make Chicken Strips From Scratch

Below are 6 main ways to how to make chicken strips from scratch. With that, you can use the shown recipe select any of 6 ways to cook them. These involve frying in a pan or skillet, baking in an oven, and using an air fryer.

How to Fry Chicken Strips in a Pan

There are 2 ways of how to fry chicken strips in a pan. So, you can fry them with raw or precooked chicken.

  • Pan Frying raw coated chicken: Follow this recipe, i.e., no waiting and the meat is raw during coating, and immediately fried in a pan. However, using this same method, you can opt to marinate the raw chicken in the buttermilk mixture as referenced.
  • Pan Frying precooked coated chicken: You can actually boil the raw chicken strips in water for about 15 minutes, or until done. Then, follow the recipe’s process, except you don’t have to fry the coated meat for very long. Using this method, the flavor is still good. And, it’s handy for future usage of any pre-cooked chicken you might have or create. However, of all the methods, the recipe using raw chicken strips tastes a little bit better.

Crispy Chicken Strips Oven

There are 2 ways to have crispy chicken strips oven baked. You can bake them with raw or precooked chicken.

  • Baking raw coated chicken: Spray on oil onto the coated chicken pieces. Follow this by baking in a preheated oven at 425o F for approximately 25 minutes, turning once (and repeat spray on oil) half way through cooking time.
  • Baking precooked coated chicken: Spray on oil onto the coated precooked chicken pieces. Follow this by baking in a preheated oven at 425o F for approximately 15 minutes, turning once (and repeat spray on oil) half way through cooking time.

How Long Air Fry Chicken Strips

Hear are 2 air fryer ways and each shows you how long to air fry chicken strips.

  • Air Fry raw coated chicken: Spray on oil onto the coated chicken pieces. Follow this by air frying preheated at 390o F for approximately 35 minutes, turning once (and repeat spray on oil) half way through cooking time.
  • Air Fry precooked coated chicken: Spray on oil onto the coated precooked chicken pieces. Follow this by air frying preheated at 390o F for approximately 20 minutes, turning once (and repeat spray on oil) half way through cooking time.
Cut Chicken Breasts into 1 Inch Strips
Cut Chicken Breasts into 1 Inch Strips
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What Goes with Crispy Chicken Strips

Here’s a good recipe for a side dish of creamy egg potato salad or asparagus and tomatoes that can go well as something different for fried chicken tenders. Also, here’s a honey mustard recipe that’s perfect with dipping for chicken strips. And here’s another finger food recipe that can be put on regular buns or dinner rolls: Sloppy Joe recipe

Recipe for Crispy Fried Chicken Strips Calories

The crispy chicken tenders calories and other nutritional values are shown in the <Print Recipe> option.

Conclusion

In conclusion, this recipe for crispy fried chicken strips is an absolute winner! This chicken is both crispy on the outside and tender and juicy on the inside. It’s seasoned perfectly with over 11 herbs and spices. You’ve seen the six different ways to have these chicken tenders. So, you can enjoy them however you like best.

And, chick this out on our article of How to Cut Up a Whole Chicken. For more food knowledge, read about the interesting origin of the chicken. Finally, use this leftover chicken in Chicken Broccoli Quiche crustless recipe.

Best Southern Fried Chicken Strips Recipe

Best Southern Fried Chicken Strips Recipe

This is the final, ultimate selection of herbs, spices, and f way of cooking chicken anything. The other ways to cook (baked and air fryer) are shown in the post.
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 582kcal

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Ingredients 

  • 2 lbs Chicken breasts boneless, skinless, cut into 1-inch strips

MILK BATTER

  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • ½ tsp cayenne red pepper
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder

FLOUR MIXTURE

  • cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 2 Tbsp corn starch
  • 1 Tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tbsp dark brown sugar heaping
  • 2 Tbsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 2 tsp salt
  • tsp cayenne red pepper
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • tsp celery flakes or celery seed
  • tsp sage
  • tsp allspice
  • tsp oregano
  • tsp marjoram
  • tsp thyme
  • tsp basil

Instructions 

  • Make the flour mixture and the milk batter in 2 separate bowls.
  • Cut chicken into strips about 1-inch in thickness.
  • Pour a very thin layer of oil into a fry pan and set the burner to medium heat.
  • Dip chicken strips into milk batter, then into flour mixture, and into fry pan.
  • Cook strips about 5-8 minutes each side, until cooked. Drain on paper towels and serve.

Notes

There are additional ways to cook the chicken strips.  At the bottom of this posted page, there are other methods that involve pan frying, baking, and air frying of chicken strips.

Nutrition

Calories: 582kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 59g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 158mg | Sodium: 3038mg | Potassium: 1163mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 576IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 362mg | Iron: 4mg
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