Fried Chicken Strips


It’s not often that I actually fry chicken but I gave it a try the other day. A few tips I learned:

  • Oil temperature is key so be sure to use a thermometer. I used my cast iron skillet, and it worked great!
  • Another tip I read was to place the hot chicken onto a cooling rack to allow excess oil to drip off.  This keeps the chicken crispy.
  • Soaking the chicken in the buttermilk/egg mixture for an hour or so keeps the chicken really moist.

And now for the recipe:


  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 lbs chicken tenderloins
  • oil for frying


  1. In a shallow bowl, whisk egg and buttermilk. Soak chicken for an hour or so.
  2. In a separate shallow bowl, combine the flour, garlic powder, pepper, salt and paprika.
  3. Grab chicken strips one at a time from buttermilk/egg mixture and then roll in the flour mixture.
  4. In an electric skillet, heat oil to 375°. Fry chicken, a few pieces at a time, for 2-3 minutes on each side or until no longer pink. If oil seems too hot, take it down to 350.
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