Fried Chicken Strips Recipe
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Fried Chicken Strips Recipe

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I recently made this recipe of Mom's for my in-laws and they told me it was the "best fried chicken ever." Slicing the chicken breasts into strips cuts down on cooking time and ensures every piece is crunchy and evenly coated. Serve it with your favorite dipping sauce. —Genny Monchamp, Redding, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 2-2/3 cups crushed saltines (about 80 crackers)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1-1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch strips
  • Oil for frying


  1. In a shallow bowl, combine the first five ingredients. In another shallow bowl, beat egg and milk. Dip chicken into egg mixture, then cracker mixture.
  2. In an electric skillet or deep-fat fryer, heat oil to 375°. Fry chicken, a few strips at a time, for 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Fried Chicken Strips in Taste of Home April/May 2005, p35

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Reviewed Dec. 23, 2015

"For a faster fix, I use chicken tenders; no slicing needed."

Reviewed Oct. 8, 2015

"Have made these many times family eats them up"

Reviewed May. 20, 2015

"My wife and son made this tonight. It is the best fried chicken I've ever tasted, bar none. Light and tasty, you can still taste the chicken and not just the breading. Chef Jeff"

Reviewed Sep. 30, 2013

"Delicious! I used Ritz Wheat Crackers"

Reviewed Jul. 4, 2013

"I tried these in place of fried buffalo wings and they were a huge hit. I used panko crumbs."

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