spicy chicken strips

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By Chris L.
from xxxxx, MT

These are like Popeye's fried chicken, very spicy but very good. This recipe has become one of our favorites. Note: Be sure to coat the chicken strips and let them set up before frying. (Note II: Once I double coated them and boy-howdy! They were really spicy. Won't do that again!)

serves 2-3
prep time 45 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Pan Fry

Ingredients For spicy chicken strips

  • 6-8
    chicken tenders
  • 2-3 c
    vegetable oil
  • 3/4 Tbsp
    white pepper (yes, that's 3/4 tbs!)
  • 1/2 tsp
    cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 c
    self rising flour - see note
  • 1 tsp
    paprika
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    salt (scant)
  • 2
    eggs, beaten
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How To Make spicy chicken strips

  • 1
    If you don't have self rising flour you can make your own (Google it)- or just use regular flour.
  • 2
    Make a little assembly line: Combine dry ingredients in pie pan.
  • 3
    Crack 2 eggs in another flat bowl or pie pan, beat until blended.
  • 4
    Place wire rack at the end of your assembly line.
  • 5
    Dip chicken tenders in egg bath first. Then dredge in flour mixture. Place on wire rack to rest for about 20-30 minutes. (This sets up the coating and helps it stick to the chicken.)
  • 6
    Heat about 1/2 c. vegetable oil, add more as needed. (Depends on how big your pan is, etc.)
  • 7
    Fry chicken tenders on med-high heat, but watch carefully as coating can burn easily if too hot!
  • 8
    Drain on paper bag or paper towels. Keep warm in oven while you make gravy, if desired.
  • 9
    Note: Original recipe called for 1 TBS. white pepper, but I found it too spicy, so I reduced that amount to suit my taste.
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