Chicken Strips Recipe


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Chicken Strips are one of my son’s favorite meals. They have since he was just a toddler.

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Since he was just a wee little fella, he’s definitely ordered a fair number of chicken strips from the children’s menu whenever we visit a restaurant. But, of all the chicken fingers he’s eaten in these eleven years, his favorite are those I make for him at him.

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And that makes this Mama extremely happy.

Luckily, they are super simple to make at home for lunch, supper, or snacking for watching the game, etc. Serve them with a side of Comeback Sauce, honey mustard dressing, or blue cheese dip and you’ve got some really happy folks in your house, I’m sure.

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Here’s my Chicken Strips Recipe. I hope you love it.

Chicken Strips Recipe

5 from 2 votes
Chicken Strips make a delicious addition for lunch, supper or even as an appetizer when entertaining. Get this easy Chicken Strips Recipe that you are sure to love.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 3 – 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sriracha sauce, or cayenne pepper
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup canola oil


  • Preheat oven to 375º F.
  • Butterfly chicken breasts by cutting in half horizontally, holding sharp knife parallel to the cutting board. Then, cut halves into strips, making about 6 – 8 strips per chicken breast.
  • Pour buttermilk into a shallow dish to be used for the wet portion of dredging chicken. Add Sriracha sauce and whisk together to combine with a fork.
  • Add flour, thyme, cayenne pepper, seasoned salt, and black pepper to another shallow dish to be used for the dry portion of dredging. Whisk together with a clean fork.
  • Dip chicken strips into buttermilk mixture and then into the flour mixture, making sure each chicken strip is well-coated. Place onto a kitchen sheet pan to rest while preparing for cooking.
  • Pour canola oil into 10- or 12-inch skillet over medium heat. Allow to heat until the oil begins to shimmer slightly and when water is dropped into the skillet, it sizzles.
  • Place chicken strips, about 3 to 5 depending on the size of the skillet, into the skillet with heated oil and cook until chicken strips are browned on one side, about 3 minutes, and then turn to cook on the other side. Cook for about 3 more minutes on the other side. Remove chicken and place onto a clean kitchen sheet pan until all chicken strips have been browned.
  • Place kitchen sheet pan into the preheated oven and cook for about 12-18 minutes until the juices of the chicken run clear when pricked with a sharp knife. Allow to rest for about 3 minutes before serving.


To make your chicken even more tender, soak chicken strips in a quart of buttermilk overnight or up to six hours before preparing to cook.


Calories: 488kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 235g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 788mg | Potassium: 968mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 316IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 161mg | Iron: 4mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. Terry Levesque says:

    What is Srircha? I never heard of it .Where can i bye it ,and in what section of the store.

  2. Annamaria @ Bakewell Junction says:

    Love these. Pinned.

  3. Liz @ The Lemon Bowl says:

    I love that you added sriracha to these!!

  4. Amanda says:

    These look amazing!

  5. Liz says:

    Thanks Robyn/ I’ll pass on to my sister. Have a good week.

  6. Sandy Coughlin says:

    Love these! So much better than from a bag in the frozen section. ; )

  7. Tieghan says:

    Who does not love good old chicken strips? My family would love these!

  8. Sandi graham says:

    These look delicious ! I have been making these for years with breadcrumbs and baking them, this recipe is a nice break from a boring recipe.

  9. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious says:

    I love chicken strips! Definitely a childhood favorite!

  10. Kristen V says:

    Looks soooooo good 🙂 Seeing this at 2am was not the greatest to get hungry