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Light and Crispy Chicken Strips

Rated as 4.92 out of 5 Stars

"Light and crispy chicken strips or nuggets that are juicy on the inside and crispy on the outside. Kids love them and they are really customizable to your liking. I use whole wheat flour and canola oil for a healthier twist."
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26 m servings 676 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Beat eggs lightly in a bowl; add hot sauce. Place panko and flour in 2 separate bowls.
  2. Mix salt, paprika, pepper, thyme, dried basil, and garlic powder into panko.
  3. Coat chicken strips in flour. Dip into beaten eggs, and then into panko.
  4. Heat about 2 inches of oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Fry chicken strips in batches, until golden brown and until no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 3 minutes per side.


  • Editor's Note:
  • We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. Amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 676 calories; 37 g fat; 68.5 g carbohydrates; 32.2 g protein; 157 mg cholesterol; 1680 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Perfect as written and 5 stars all the way! This is an excellent recipe!

We really enjoyed this dish! The only thing I could say about the recipe is to go a little short on the flour until you know how much you really need because I had quite a bit left. Otherwise...

I made this but instead of panko i used crushed granola! healthier option and keeps extra crispy outside and juicy inside!

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We loved it! Only change, I do not like to pan fry or deep fry anything. I baked this in a convection oven at 375. I used pam (oil in a can) on the pan AND on the strips. I did not soak them. Ju...

These were wonderful! The only difference I did is cook them in an Air Fryer instead of oil. They came out great!

Don't forget to use a thermometer for an internal temperature of at least 165F

I made this and my children loved this. The only thing i changed was the wheat flour because i did not have any, used plain flour instead. Will definitely be making this regularly. Thanks for th...

The only thing I did differently was soaked my chicken tenders in buttermilk for a few hours. Followed the recipe and it came out soooo good.