Southern Recipe for Fried Chicken Strips

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Southern Fried Chicken Strips

Jeff Baygents
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Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Servings 4
Calories 582kcal

Ingredients
 

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

MILK BATTER

FLOUR MIXTURE

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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Resources for this Recipe for Fried Chicken Strips

To read about the origin of the chicken, click here.

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

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

There are many herbs and spices to attain this rich flavor. It’s a good idea to set aside a spice jar for easy usage for certain recipes like this one for speedy reproduction.

The processes of coating the chicken are very specific and are intended to be sequential. You can choose to marinate the chicken in the buttermilk mixture for a minimum of 1 hour to overnight. Regarding the flour mixture, you can opt to put the flour in a plastic food bag, add the chicken, and shake to coat them.

6 Ways of Cooking the Chicken Strips

  • 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. The flavor is still good using this method and it’s handy for future usage of any pre-cooked chicken you might have or create. But, this recipe that uses the raw chicken strips does taste a little bit better.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Oil Sprayers/Misters

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Cutting chicken breast into 1-inch sections
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Fried Chicken Strips Production Line in Kitchen
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Final stage: Chicken Strips in fry pan

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