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

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  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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theresahill User ID: 6140480 259941
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2017

"My family loved this recipe. This will be my go-to recipe for chicken strips going forward. Thank you!"

desmma15 User ID: 3711039 240029
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2015

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

Ruffshse User ID: 4225266 234193
Reviewed Oct. 8, 2015

"Have made these many times family eats them up"

crotbc User ID: 8383242 226654
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"

blkhunni User ID: 7426993 55944
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2013

"Delicious! I used Ritz Wheat Crackers"

CheffromKY User ID: 2452569 206402
Reviewed Jul. 4, 2013

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

sheilaw03 User ID: 3700223 138068
Reviewed Jun. 18, 2013

"I have made these many times and I always get rave reviews!"

debmansur User ID: 1542916 144040
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2013

"My husband could not quit eating these! I made them with Panko but followed the rest of the recipe. I think he would have me make them every night! LOL!"

Teri Diane User ID: 6959800 71868
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2012

"This recipe was a big hit with my family! We can't wait to make it again!"

Puamaeole User ID: 6952099 206401
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2012

"I have made this many many times!! Instead of using crackers I substitute panko instead, which gives it a nice light crispy taste!! I dip the chicken in the egg mixture, then some flour with pepper in it then back in the mixture then into the panko that has all the other ingredients in it. Then fry it. Very GOOD!!"

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