Fried Chicken Strips
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 20 min.
- 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 large egg
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1-1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch strips
- Oil for frying
- In a shallow bowl, combine the first 5 ingredients. In another shallow bowl, beat egg and milk. Dip chicken into egg mixture, then cracker mixture.
- 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.
Nutrition Facts4 ounces cooked chicken: 388 calories, 19g fat (3g saturated fat), 98mg cholesterol, 704mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 28g protein.
Jun 21, 2019
I want to make these but want to use my air fryer. Tips please as to how to this, how long to cook them, etc. I am really wanting fried chicken. Thank you.
Jun 21, 2019
Aquarelle, last year after finding this recipe, I also had a lot of the cracker meal left over which I had to throw away because I had been dipping the raw chicken into the container I had put them in. The next time I made these delicious strips, I made the full batch of the coating but divided it in half, putting the unused portion into a separate container which I wouldn't be dipping the raw chicken into. That way I would have as much coating as needed without contaminating the whole batch and there would be enough for the next time I made the strips (saving some of the prep time the next time around).
Feb 11, 2019
Made these tonight. They are very good. We dipped then in honey-mustard dressing. However, I think that the breading recipe could easily be cut in half. I dumped quite a bit of it into the trash can after we finished frying the chicken.
Feb 5, 2019
If the grandkids don’t come up for air, it gets 5 stars from me! Have to figure out time in the air fryer (I’m new to that world)!
Jul 6, 2018
Wow! it came out awesome my daughter and hubby loves it too much
Aug 12, 2017
Best chicken strips I've ever had! I used garlic and herb bread crumbs.
Jan 19, 2017
My family loved this recipe. This will be my go-to recipe for chicken strips going forward. Thank you!
Dec 23, 2015
For a faster fix, I use chicken tenders; no slicing needed.
Oct 8, 2015
Have made these many times family eats them up
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