Homemade Chicken Strips

One of my daughters most favorite meals to get just about anywhere is chicken strips or it’s more common form – chicken nuggets. I have never tried to make these on my own but was recently inspired to give it a shot after watching an episode of Pioneer Woman. I also tried out several dipping sauces to go with them. I will share the recipes for those with you all tomorrow.

The chicken strips were delish! I used the method the Pioneer Woman uses to get the breading with nice chunky pieces in it – mixing in some buttermilk. I am going to be using this method now for making country fried steak! They were a big hit with the family.

Homemade Chicken Strips l realmomkitchen.com

Homemade Chicken Strips
  • 3 pds chicken tenders
  • 2 cup buttermilk divided
  • 3 cups flour
  • 4 Tbsp seasoned salt
  • Canola Oil
  1. Place chicken in a large bowl, add buttermilk and allow to sit in 1½ cups of the buttermilk for 15 minutes.
  2. In another bowl, mix the flour and seasoned salt together. Then begin to drizzle the remaining ½ cup buttermilk into the flour while mixing it with a fork. You may not need all of the buttermilk. This is how you create the bigger pieces of breading for the strips. You want little clumps throughout the mixture.
  3. Preheat 1 inch of oil in a large skillet or dutch oven over medium heat.
  4. Remove a few of the tenders from the buttermilk and coat in the flour mixture. once coated place on a large platter or cookie sheet. Continue until all pieces are coated.
  5. Cook in hot oil for around 1½ minute per side until golden brown. Remove from oil and place on a platter lined with paper towels. You can sprinkle with a little extra seasoned salt if desired.
  6. Serve with your favorite dipping sauces. Serves 6.

Adapted from Ree Drummond.

2 comments on “Homemade Chicken Strips

  • I am so surprised you have never made homemade chicken strips before! Now that you know how easy they are you will have to make them for your daughter more often! Actually, one of my absolute favorite chicken recipes is a homemade chicken nugget recipe. The recipe I use, has crushed cornflakes in the breading and are baked. I love this recipe so much that I even featured it twice on my blog!

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