The Best Chicken Strips

The Best Chicken Strips

My family thinks these chicken strips are better than anything we’ve ever tasted at a restaurant that has good chicken strips.  We don’t often deep-fry but when we do we want it to be something that’s really delicious and worth going to the effort of pulling out our little deep-fry cooker and using all of that oil that is necessary for the frying.  Then there are the calories associated with deep-frying.  But is it worth it?  Yes, yes, yes.  When we have these fried chicken strips on our menu I just adjust my eating for the rest of the day to compensate.  And then I can completely enjoy my dinner meal.  We love to eat these dipped in wing sauce mixed with a bit of sour cream, or some warmed up BBQ sauce or honey-mustard, or this homemade ranch dressing.

The Best Chicken Strips

The Best Chicken Strips


  • Chicken tenders, thawed ~ 3 or 4 per person
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • canola oil


  1. Heat the oil in a deep-fryer or skillet.
  2. Combine the flour, salt, and pepper in a gallon-size zip-top bag; mix well.
  3. Dip each chicken tender in the egg and then place them a few at a time in the bag with the flour mixture.
  4. Seal the bag and shake to coat the chicken tenders.
  5. Cook the chicken in the oil until light golden brown.
  6. Remove and place on paper towels.
  7. Place on a plate and keep warm in the oven until ready to serve.


This recipe can be made with chicken breasts cut into strips but I like using chicken tenders because the size is perfect, there's no messy cutting involved, and they seem to taste better to me.


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6 Responses to The Best Chicken Strips

  1. Heather {Woods of Bell Trees} February 13, 2014 at 3:31 am #

    These look amazing! I might have to get a fryer just to make these…I am a chicken strip connoisseur!

    • Lori February 13, 2014 at 9:20 am #

      Hi Heather ~ since your a connoisseur of chicken strips I would love to know how you like these. After you make them please leave another comment. 🙂

  2. Mika February 13, 2014 at 7:13 am #

    Wow looks delish!

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  3. Leilani February 14, 2014 at 11:21 am #

    I will agree with you. These look the best. Ever time we go to Chili’s I am tempted to order the chicken crispers, but they are so heavy and oily I know I will get sick. Thank goodness for pure, homemade food. 🙂

  4. Cathy February 14, 2014 at 10:44 pm #

    These look delicious! Thank you for linking up at Tasty Tuesdays! Your post has been pinned to my Recipes from Tasty Tuesday board. I can’t wait to see what you link up next week!
    Have a terrific weekend!


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