Southern Fried Chicken Strips


These pan-fried chicken tenders are easy to make, crunchy, and finger-lickin' good! Great with honey mustard sauce.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 30 saltine crackers

  • 2 tablespoons dry potato flakes

  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 egg

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • 3 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into 1-inch strips

  • ¼ cup vegetable oil, or as needed


  1. Place crackers in a resealable plastic bag; crush into coarse crumbs. Mix cracker crumbs, potato flakes, seasoned salt, and black pepper together in a shallow bowl. Beat egg in a separate small bowl. Place flour in a third shallow bowl.

  2. Coat chicken pieces in flour, beaten egg, and cracker mixture, respectively.

  3. Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Pan-fry chicken strips until no longer pink in the center and coating is golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes.

Editor's Note:

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the breading ingredients. The actual amount of the breading consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

284 Calories
7g Fat
30g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 284
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 95mg 32%
Sodium 532mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 23g
Vitamin C 1mg 7%
Calcium 39mg 3%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 240mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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