Fried Chicken Tenders
Recipe type: Dinner
Total time: 
Serves: 5
Delicious crunchy homemade chicken strips!
  • 3-4 chicken breasts, depending on size
  • 4 eggs
  • 1½ cups milk (or buttermilk), divided
  • 1½ cups flour
  • 1½ cups panko bread crumbs
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp ground cayenne pepper (or to taste)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp Italian spice
  • 1 tsp ground pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • Canola Oil
  1. Cut chicken into strips and place in a large bowl
  2. Lightly beat together eggs and 1 cup of milk and and pour on chicken, mixing to coat and cover chicken pieces. Let sit for 15-20 minutes.
  3. Mix together all dry ingredients in a large ziploc bag, or a very large bowl.
  4. Pour in the remaining ½ cup milk, and mix around. This will create really yummy crunchy bits on the chicken when finished :).
  5. Take the chicken pieces out of the egg/milk liquid, and coat thoroughly with the bread crumbs.
  6. Pour oil in pan to about ½" deep. Heat over medium-high until it bubbles when the flour-coated chicken is placed in it.
  7. Cook your chicken pieces until brown and crunchy, doing as many at a time as fit comfortably in your pan.
  8. Place on a paper towel to drain any excess oil while you make the rest of them.
  9. Enjoy hot :) I served with a mixture of ½ cup mayo and 1 tbsp prepared mustard, and it was delicious!
Recipe by Hidden Ponies at