Fried Chicken Strips

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These flavorful and spicy chicken strips are absolutely amazing with sweet-and-sour sauce. Time these carefully so they’ll be cooked through but still juicy.

Difficulty: Easy

Hands-on: 30 minutesTotal: 8 hours 30 minutes

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 1–1½ lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1½ cups low-fat buttermilk
  • 1½ tsp. salt, divided
  • 3 tsp. Creole or Cajun seasoning, divided
  • 2 cups canola oil
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp. ground black pepper

Directions

  • Rinse chicken and pat dry with paper towels. Cut into strips about 1"–1½" in width.
  • In a large container or heavy-duty food storage bag, combine buttermilk, 1 teaspoon salt, and 2 teaspoons Creole or Cajun seasoning. Add chicken strips; seal the bag and refrigerate for 8 hours. When almost ready to cook, heat oil in a deep skillet over medium heat to about 350°F.
  • Meanwhile, combine flour, remaining Creole seasoning, ½ teaspoon salt, and pepper in a large food storage bag. Put chicken strips in the bag a few at a time and shake the bag gently to coat thoroughly.
  • Fry several chicken strips at a time, turning a few times with tongs, until deep golden brown, about 6–8 minutes for each batch.

Recipe Information

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 1–1½ lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1½ cups low-fat buttermilk
  • 1½ tsp. salt, divided
  • 3 tsp. Creole or Cajun seasoning, divided
  • 2 cups canola oil
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp. ground black pepper

Directions

  • Rinse chicken and pat dry with paper towels. Cut into strips about 1"–1½" in width.
  • In a large container or heavy-duty food storage bag, combine buttermilk, 1 teaspoon salt, and 2 teaspoons Creole or Cajun seasoning. Add chicken strips; seal the bag and refrigerate for 8 hours. When almost ready to cook, heat oil in a deep skillet over medium heat to about 350°F.
  • Meanwhile, combine flour, remaining Creole seasoning, ½ teaspoon salt, and pepper in a large food storage bag. Put chicken strips in the bag a few at a time and shake the bag gently to coat thoroughly.
  • Fry several chicken strips at a time, turning a few times with tongs, until deep golden brown, about 6–8 minutes for each batch.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories380
Total Fat19g
Saturated Fat2g
Cholesterol50mg
Sodium2290mg
Total Carbohydrate29g
Dietary Fiber1g
Sugars4g
Protein23g