I don't often like using recipe titles that start with The Best......However, I have to call these chicken strips just that. Tried and tested and eaten by my kids and and all their friends. They all say they are The Best. So, I am going with it full hog.
With a combination of five spices and double dipped crust, you get the perfect chicken strip every single time.
If anyone lives in a house with school age kids, you are probably all going just a wee bit crazy. Whether your kids have been back for weeks or are on the edge of their seat waiting, it somehow becomes a stress on steroids right about now.
Anything that can ease the burden this time of year is almost looked at like a life line. No joke.
As I like to do most evenings, I was on Facebook last night wasting time and came across one of those vidoes about packing school lunches. I have to say, it looked pretty neat. I don't pack school lunches, as my kids are home every day. That being said, it would also work for at home lunch in the same way. You can take a look at all those neat ideas here. That whole website has a lot of great food ideas and neat tricks for feeding kids on the run. You can check out some other fun ideas at Tasty Junior here as well.
I remember my school lunches in elementary school and can still smell the tin fruit cup I used to open out of my Holly Hobby lunch box every single day. I always remember having Del Monte Fruit Cocktail. I loved those fruit cups. What I didn't love was the luke warm vegetable soup I brought in my, you guessed it, Holly Hobby thermos. I preferred sandwich day.
If you are not distressed about school lunches, you are lucky winner right about now.
What makes these chicken strip the best?
A combination of trying for many years to get them just right, that's what. I have been making chicken strips for my kids for a whole lot of years now and this particular recipe is the best one so far. Let's take a little look how it's done.
First of all, these chicken strips are cut thick. Not the thin little ones you are probably used to seeing around places. In fact they are probably more like chicken tenders. Ummmm, I am not sure if I even know the difference to that. Next, the seasoning has to be just right. If you do decide to make them, don't skip on the seasoning. And last but most certainly not least, the double dipping in the bread crumb mixture. Essential!!! It give them that extra crunch and honestly the chicken even more tender. Oh and one more thing that I almost forgot, please used store bought fine bread crumbs. I know it sounds insane as I promote making everything yourself. Some things are just better store bought. Fact!
Time to get cooking!
The Best Crispy Chicken Strips
Serves 4 / Prep time: 15 minutes / Cook time: 10 minutes
2 Large chicken breast, cut into thick strips
1 Cup/240 ml milk
1 1/2 Cup/200 grams fine bread crumbs
1 Tablespoon onion powder
1 1/2 Teaspoons garlic powder
1 Teaspoon dried oregano
1 1/2 Teaspoons sweet paprika
1 Teaspoon salt
Fresh ground black pepper
Vegetable oil for frying
On a large plate, combine the bread crumbs with the onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, oregano, salt and pepper. Use your fingers to combine the seasoning into the bread crumb mixture. Have ready two bowls, and put the milk into one and whisk the eggs in the other one. Pat dry your chicken and then dip each piece into the milk, egg and then coat with bread crumbs. Then repeat all steps to give the chicken a second coating. Repeat for all chicken pieces and place on a clean plate.
In a large, heavy bottomed skillet, heat about 2 inches of the oil over medium high heat for about 5 minutes. Put the chicken pieces in the hot oil and cook on each side for about 3-4 minutes. Remove from pan and transfer to a plate lined with paper towels. Repeat for remaining chicken. Serve straight away.
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