Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Homemade Chicken Strips...Tempt my Tummy Tuesday

My son Morgan will be 11 on Wednesday. Chicken strips have been one of his absolute favorite foods since he was a toddler. Anytime we take him out to dinner, we don't even have to ask what he would like....he always orders chicken strips, everywhere we go. We don't eat out very often anymore, so I've started making our own chicken strips at home. This is another of those no real recipe foods, but here goes.

2 lbs boneless chicken (breast or thigh both work fine)
2 cups toasted bread crumbs
1 cup flour
2 eggs
lemon pepper
oil for frying

Slice the chicken into strips. Cut into smaller pieces if your family prefers nuggets
Dredge the chicken in beaten egg
Mix the bread crumbs, flour & seasonings together in a pie pan, then dredge the chicken in the flour mixture. I like to put a LOT of seasoning in the flour. Being able to see the pepper is a good sign that you've got enough in there.
Heat oil in a large skillet. The oil should be at least 2 inches deep. Drop a small piece of bread into the oil, if it immediately starts to sizzle & fry, the oil is hot enough. Add the coated chicken pieces being careful not to let them touch in the pan.

When the first side is golden brown, flip them over to cook on the other side. Usually takes about 5 to 7 minutes on each side.

When they are golden on both sides remove from pan & place on a dish with paper towels or coffee filters to allow the grease to drain. Serve with your favorite dips & sides.

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Janet said...

Those look good. Sister Girl is the same way at restaurant. Always gets chicken tenders.

Life with Kaishon said...

They look scrumptious : ). You can't beat a good chicken strip, can you? Just a wonderful food for kids!

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

Looks great. My stomach is actually growling at me. Hee hee.

Pam said...

I have a recipe that is very similar. My kids love it.

Brenda said...

Those look yummy!

Jerri - Simply Sweet Home said...

We love chicken fingers. It's always great to see different recipes for them. I don't usually dip them in egg, but I'll definitely try it in the future. These look really good!

Olga Riofrio said...

Wow they look delicious and are homemade.