Spicy Chicken Strips Recipe

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Spicy Chicken Strips

Chris L.


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!)

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45 Min
15 Min
Pan Fry


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
1 1/2 tsp
salt (scant)
eggs, beaten


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

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American