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bonnie's crunchy spicy chicken strips

★★★★★ 1
a recipe by
BonniE !
Cottonwood, CA

We love these Crunchy Spicy Chicken Strips! So tender and so good. Last night was party night on the back porch! The menu was Bonnie's Crunchy Spicy Chicken Strips, carrot and celery sticks dipped in Ranch Dressing and Barbecue Sauce. Bet you can't eat just one. Yum. We also had my famous Margaritas, and yeah, I have a blue ribbon on that one. Enjoy! Bonnie's Blue Ribbon~The Ultimate Margarita:

★★★★★ 1
serves 2 or 3 generous servings~~Note! Oven times may vary 5 to 10 minutes
prep time 20 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For bonnie's crunchy spicy chicken strips

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon season salt, lawrys or johnnie's
  • 1 tablespoons franks hot sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon of each salt and pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground dehydrated onion
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes, ground
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon gebhardt's chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon season salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black coarse pepper
  • 2 eggs, whisked
  • 1/3 cup butter in skillet
  • 2 cups of panko or breadcrumbs. (we prefer the panko!)
  • 1 teaspoon tumeric
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese from jar

How To Make bonnie's crunchy spicy chicken strips

  • Chicken breast sliced into strips
    Assemble all your ingredients before you begin. You will need 3 small bowls and a medium skillet. Use boneless, skinless chicken. Cut into 1/4 inch strips.
  • Chicken in marinade
    MAKE THE CHICKEN MARINADE Place 1/2 cup water, 1 teaspoon baking powder, and 1 teaspoon season salt. Add prepared chicken to the marinade. Let chicken sit one hour.
  • Seasoning the marinated meat
    SEASON THE CHICKEN After the chicken has marinated for one hour, remove it and drain in a colander. Place in a small bowl. Add some seasoning to the chicken. First add a tablespoon of Franks hot sauce to the strips and mix it in thoroughly. Lightly salt and pepper the meat, and sprinkle with a little garlic powder. About 1/4 teaspoon of each. We are giving it just a light seasoning, because there is seasoning in the flour mixture, too.
  • Flour and Parmesan cheese and spices
    MAKE SEASONED FLOUR Meanwhile prepare the seasoned flour. Add 1/2 cup flour a small bowl, and add the 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese from jar, and mix with the spoon. Add 1/2 teaspoon season salt, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 teaspoon ground dehydrated onion, 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper flakes, and 1/2 teaspoon black coarse pepper. 1 teaspoon chili powder, 1/2 teaspoon paprika. Whisk to combine..
  • Beaten egg
    EGGS IN SMALL BOWL Add 2 eggs to a small bowl and whisk,
  • Melting butter
    MAKE THE PANKO DREDGE Place 1/3 cup butter in skillet over very low heat. When the butter melts, turn off the heat. Add the 2 cups of panko bread crumbs, and 1 teaspoon turmeric. Mix very well with a wooden spoon. Then add the Parmesan cheese. Mix well. Set aside.
  • Panko mixed with butter
    Line your bowls up in the order you will be dredging. Assembly is much easier. Starting with the bowl of seasoned flour, then the bowl of beaten eggs, Finally, to dip the chicken strips in the buttered Panko breadcrumbs in the skillet. Transfer each piece of chicken to a foil lined and kitchen sprayed pan.
  • Dipping chicken in seasoned flour
    Dip a chicken strip in the SEASONED FLOUR.
  • Dipping in the egg
    Then dip it in the BEATEN EGGS.
  • Dipping in the panko
    Then dredge it in the skillet of PANKO BREADCRUMBS.
  • Dredged and ready to bake
    As you dip each piece of chicken, transfer it to the prepared baking pan. Ready to Bake! Bake in a preheated 425 degree oven, for15 to 20 minutes, then flip and bake 5 to 10 minutes more. Times are approximate. It should just be golden brown. Don't overcook. This chicken when cooked properly is quite crunchy with a tender and juicy meat.
  • Baked chicken strips
    ...And just a few minutes later. Panko is our favorite breading!
  • I did  this batch with bread crumbs. We prefer the panko.
    This batch was made with bread crumbs. (We prefer the Panko.)
  • Chicken strips with breadcrumbs. We prefer the panko.