Back to Fried Chicken Strips

Print Options


Card Sizes

Fried Chicken Strips Recipe

Fried Chicken Strips Recipe

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. YIELD: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.

Nutritional Facts

Reviews for Fried Chicken Strips

Sort By :

Average Rating
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!!"

victoriarpratt User ID: 6904525 206400
Reviewed Oct. 7, 2012

"My girls and I loved this recipe!"

Zahraa User ID: 6808282 111820
Reviewed Aug. 9, 2012

"I love this recipie for lunch on weekends with my favourite dipping honey mustard. Instead of saltines i use cornflakes and they taste great!!"

katlaydee3 User ID: 3741999 60618
Reviewed May. 26, 2012

"This is excellent but you only need about half of the cracker crumbs."

tomlee User ID: 6237527 59726
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2011

"This recipe was awesome!!!!"

DonEB User ID: 6353553 121978
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2011

"Enjoyed the recipe and will make again. Next time, I will cut the amount of crackers to 1 1/2-2 cups."

zembers User ID: 6134449 144036
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2011

"substituted garlic powder for garlic salt and used beer can seasoning in place of basil, fried in olive oil. everyone thought they were really tasty. w/ having to double the recipe and take care of a 4yo and baby while prepping and cooking, this recipe took way longer than anticipated. i ended up having half the cracker crumbs left over. next time i'll cut some corners, half the crackers and buy already cut strips instead of whole breasts."

cookinNC User ID: 4119721 60617
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2011

"I have made these several times: my family (including the kids) LOVES them! We dip them in whatever sauce we want at the time - BBQ sauce, ranch dressing, honey mustard are favorites!"

jvangel User ID: 6001088 143575
Reviewed May. 22, 2011

"Loved this recipe. I was having one of those days where nothing sounded good. I opened the fridge and saw chicken...glanced at my deep fryer and decided what the [expletive], I've never deep fried chicken.. cant be that hard.. googled fried chicken strips recipe and this came up...It was delicious, the saltine crackers created a very light breading that was amazing and the garlic salt and pepper were a great accent of flavor. Will cook again!"

sarabombb User ID: 5976125 111818
Reviewed May. 6, 2011

"pretty good. a bit too salty."

jennajenjen User ID: 5831314 55942
Reviewed Feb. 20, 2011

"Very easy to make!!!"

RaOwBe User ID: 705805 206399
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2010

"These are great!"

Ann_Marie_PA User ID: 220367 206398
Reviewed Apr. 26, 2010

"These were really good!! Can't get over the crispness of the coating, and the wonderful flavor from the seasonings.

Thank you!"

trishavc User ID: 4586397 138067
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2010

"I prepared these for my husband and a foster daughter (who doesn't like to eat meat), however, you wouldn't have guessed that about her if you had seen her scarfing these chicken strips down! LOL! They were awesome and we ate them without any dip of any kind."

tbcknc User ID: 3326923 144024
Reviewed Sep. 10, 2009

"This was awesome! My husband, two toddlers and I loved this chicken receipe. My husband just bought me a new deep fryer and this was the first receipe I made. thank you!"

mercougar User ID: 4266875 64022
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2009

"This recipe was great! I followed the recipe to a "t" and me and my fiance loved them."

emilyshack User ID: 3729165 56464
Reviewed Aug. 9, 2009


keverwann User ID: 1807985 118936
Reviewed Jun. 21, 2009

"This was very good. I used 1/2 cracker crumbs and 1/2 whole wheat flour in place of the saltines. I also pan fried the chicken pieces in about 1 Tbsp of oil until they were just cooked through and then finished them off for 5 minutes in a 375 degree oven while I made cream gravy with the drippings in the pan. Much healthier than deep-frying and still very tasty!"

jackiecooks User ID: 2720068 71867
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2007

"I made this tonight and it was wonderful. I bought a bag of those frozen strips and cut them into smaller strips. Kids and adults loved them alike!"

Loading Image