Spicy Chicken Strips

Spicy Chicken Strips Recipe

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Chris L.

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@lolochrissy

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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Serves:
2-3
Prep:
45 Min
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Pan Fry

Ingredients

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

How to Make Spicy Chicken Strips

Step-by-Step

  • 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.

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About Spicy Chicken Strips

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