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Southern Fried Chicken Strips Recipe

Southern Fried Chicken Strips Recipe

What's not to love with these crowd-pleasing golden fried chicken strips? A hint of garlic makes them irresistible. Genise Krause, Sturgeon Bay, WI
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 5 min./batch YIELD:6 servings


  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 pounds chicken tenderloins
  • Oil for deep-fat frying
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese


  • 1. In a shallow bowl, whisk egg and buttermilk. In a separate shallow bowl, combine the flour, garlic powder, pepper, salt and paprika. Dip chicken in egg mixture, then flour mixture.
  • 2. In an electric skillet, heat oil to 375°. Fry chicken, a few pieces at a time, for 2-3 minutes on each side or until no longer pink. Drain on paper towels. Sprinkle with cheese. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

5 ounce-weight: 327 calories, 11g fat (2g saturated fat), 126mg cholesterol, 320mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 39g protein.

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MarineMom_texas User ID: 31788 261367
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2017

"I prepared these tonight and they were delicious. I followed the recipe except I only used one chicken breast for the two of us. The flavor was wonderful and tasted exactly like southern fried chicken. We will have this again. We both cleaned our plates. I highly recommend this recipe.

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Lady Fingers User ID: 2682286 254728
Reviewed Sep. 27, 2016

"Great flavor, and surprisingly quick and easy to make. The batter had a light crispiness which would be great on fish as well. The only negative is that the first batch had lost a lot of that crispness by the time the last batch was done frying, even resting on paper in a warming drawer."

ClareDenise User ID: 8891542 250257
Reviewed Jul. 10, 2016

"I don't like cooking mainly but yesterday I just fancied something nice and fattening! I'd already roasted a chicken earlier in the day and wanted to find something yum and easy to do. This hit every spot going and have already emailed the link to several of my nearest and dearest. Delicious! This is something I know I'll crave having tried it already."

JMartinelli13 User ID: 92779 245443
Reviewed Mar. 14, 2016

"Substituted Penzey's Roasted garlic for garlic powder, held salt til after the chicken was fried and draining, omitted cheese. Beautiful crunchy chicken that the coating stays put when you cut it with a fork."

aimeej321 User ID: 8619164 237447
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2015

"My first time ever preparing chicken tenders dipped in batter. I usually saute as is. This recipe is great. The fried tenders were a hit! I substituted Lawry's Seasoning Salt for the regular salt and also added about 1/2 teaspoon of garlic salt. I don't have an electric skillet, but a regular non-stick skillet worked just fine and I cooked the chicken for about 5 minutes on each side to get that perfect golden color and crisp. The chicken on the inside was perfectly cooked, tender and juicy! Will definitely add this to my dinner rotation!"

chipnut User ID: 6703496 227128
Reviewed May. 29, 2015

"This is a question rather than a review, how can it be so low in saturated fat with an egg and parmesan cheese? I would love to try it but am concerned."

nurseceo User ID: 8342112 225036
Reviewed Apr. 18, 2015

"This is definitely the best strip recipe. I made my own buttermilk and double-dipped the chicken."

bskav1 User ID: 3685650 217259
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2015

"My family of picky eaters rated this to be the "bomb" of chicken strips. Which in my house is a huge compliment."

Zytavious User ID: 7601544 161725
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2014

"simple and easy love it."

love2munch User ID: 7325380 161741
Reviewed Jul. 4, 2013

"My son and I love these! Simple to make and didn't make a mess of my whole kitchen! Not having garlic powder, I added 2 sliced garlic cloves to the egg mix. Delicious!"

LeslieTerra User ID: 6442476 167573
Reviewed May. 28, 2013

"This recipe is good. I did use what I had on hand so instead of buttermilk I used 1/4 cup of half-and-half and 1/4 cup whole milk and substituted season salt for regular salt and used a little less. Then, I added about a 1/4 teaspoon of poultry seasoning with a dash of chicken boullion. The chicken turned out great; not too salty either. I also used peanut oil which gets hotter quicker, I believe cooks better at higher temperature. Excellent base recipe for someone who wants to add/subtract ingredients!! Definitely try and make it your own!!"

KY_Cook User ID: 1619535 146497
Reviewed Mar. 29, 2013

"So simple to make and have great flavor. Also, I like the fact that they didn't soak up a lot of the oil. That is DEFINITELY a plus! :)"

mlarockstar User ID: 6229325 93980
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2013

"very tasty!!!!!!!!!!"

beckypemberton User ID: 2694263 161739
Reviewed Jul. 23, 2012

"Very tasty! I added just a pinch of poultry seasoning and it was delicious. My kids ate them up!"

karen curnes User ID: 3182416 93979
Reviewed Mar. 13, 2012

"The whole family loved this recipe. My 17yr old nephew said it was the best fried chicken I had ever made. So easy to make too."

liana_m_2001 User ID: 3415186 208451
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2012

"I've tried many receipes for chicken strips but this one is my last, the whole family LOVE it."

6foreverpaws User ID: 6007092 147304
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2012

"This is a GREAT recipe, have made it several times. I dip them in ranch dressing."

blessednest User ID: 1416484 208450
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2011

"Great recipe and a nice break from my usual fried, and rather bland fried chicken recipe."

Ryerdon User ID: 6206524 208449
Reviewed Sep. 28, 2011

"this is great easy recipe eveyone loved it"

RichelleRocks User ID: 1289735 167549
Reviewed Aug. 15, 2011

"Very tasty and easy to make."

sheiladiaz User ID: 4231892 146888
Reviewed Feb. 17, 2011

"I made this recipe once and it has now become a weekly request at my house. For the batter I use a mixture of flour, paprika, and garlic salt. The flavors are good and it makes the process so much easier. These chicken strips are definitely worth trying!"

CathyGribler User ID: 3174174 147282
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2010

"While it is time consuming they are great."

charwaller User ID: 1400758 161723
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2010

"My husband and I loved this recipe! It is quick, easy, and delicious. Will be making this recipe again and often."

CFeist User ID: 1445614 161738
Reviewed Jul. 18, 2010

"These are easy and delicious! My picky eaters loved them and they are so much better for them than store-bought!"

soccerjoe18 User ID: 3124425 161712
Reviewed May. 19, 2010

"The chicken Strips were very good. I cut boneless, skinless chicken breast into thin strips. The breading was very good and they do not need a dipping sauce. I would definately make this recipe again."

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