Awesome New Orleans Spicy Chicken Strips

Andy Anderson !

By
@ThePretentiousWichitaChef

I was looking for a different way to make some good-tasting chicken strips, and I came up with this.

The process is simple, and you might have all the ingredients just sitting right there for you in the pantry and refrigerator.

In addition, they go great with a nice honey/mustard dipping sauce.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.

Rating:
★★★★★ 3 votes
Comments:
Serves:
2
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
20 Min
Method:
Deep Fry

Ingredients

PLAN/PURCHASE

THE DIPPING SAUCE (OPTIONAL)

1/4 c
mayonnaise
2 Tbsp
dijon mustard (i recommend, grey poupon)
2 Tbsp
fresh honey
1 tsp
hot sauce, i use franks
1 Tbsp
vinegar (i use rice vinegar; however, white vinegar will do)

THE CHICKEN TENDERS

3/4 c
flour, all purpose variety
2 Tbsp
cajun spice (i recommend, homemade)
1 1/2 c
breadcrumbs, panko variety
2 medium
eggs, beaten
2 medium
chicken breasts, cut into strips
peanut oil, for deep frying

Step-By-Step

1PREP/PREPARE
2THE DIPPING SAUCE
3Gather your ingredients.
4Add all the ingredients to a non-reactive bowl.
5Whisk to combine.
6Cover and reserve.
7Chef’s Tip: If you can give the dipping sauce an hour or two to rest, it will help to build flavor, and give the ingredients a chance to know each other.
8THE CHICKEN TENDERS
9Gather your ingredients.
10Lay the chicken strips on a clean surface.
11Coat both sides with 1 tablespoon of the Cajun spice.
12Chef’s Note: If you would like to make your own Cajun spice (I do), then play around with different combinations of the following spices: chili powder, cumin, basil, salt, black pepper, garlic powder, paprika, onion powder, cayenne pepper, dried oregano, and dried thyme.
13Add the remaining tablespoon of Cajun spice to the panko breadcrumbs, and combine.
14Add a chicken strip to the flour, and thoroughly coat.
15Dip into the egg wash.
16Place into the panko breadcrumbs, and press the crumbs into the chicken.
17Place on a wire rack, and repeat for the other chicken strips.
18Allow the chicken strips to rest for 10 minutes, before frying.
19Place about 1 inch (2.5cm) of peanut oil into a pot with high sides, and allow to get up to temperature, 350f (175c).
20Add the chicken strips to the hot oil.
21Cook the chicken tenders until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes per side.
22Chef’s Note: You do not want to crowd the pan, so you will probably need to do these in batches.
23PLATE/PRESENT
24Serve these on a platter with some dipping sauce, and watch them dissapear. Enjoy.
25Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken, Poultry Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Low Fat, Low Sodium, Soy Free