Yummy, Quick & Easy Seasoned Chicken Strips
Who doesn’t love perfectly seasoned chicken that’s moist and full of flavor? Usually, crispy fried chicken is the perfect way to satisfy that craving. However, sometimes you want the flavor without all of the calories. So try this recipe and who knows, you may never want to go back to traditional fried chicken again!
This is a great recipe to add to your collection because it is EASY & QUICK! It is also quite versatile. The strips are great inside of a hoagie roll with your favorite fixings, cut up as “nuggets” for your child’s lunch or on top of a salad. Try adding a peanut sauce if you want more of a Thai flavor. Or, make several batches of these for your next big party (mmm Superbowl anyone) and serve with several different sauces. Either way, use your imagination to make a great dish that many will enjoy.
I like to use Chicken Tenderloins for this recipe because they are, as their name suggests, tender. However, Chicken Breast cut into 2 inch strips work just as well. I also use Pan Searing Flour because it is already seasoned and gives the chicken a bit of a crispy coating. I have only been able to buy it at Wegmans. So if you do not have it at hand, you can just use regular flour. One other thing I prefer is Garlic Flavored Olive Oil. However, non flavored EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil) works just as well.
1lb Chicken Tenders
2 Tablespoons Pan Searing Flour
1 Teaspoon Paprika
2 Teaspoons Seasonings
1 Tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon EVOO
1 Tablespoon fresh garlic
1 Tablespoon fresh or dried herbs
In a large bowl, lightly season the chicken with your favorite chicken Seasonings (Lemon-pepper, Seasoned Salt or Salt & Pepper) and the dried herbs. Also, add 1teaspoon of the EVOO. Mix everything so that the chicken is evenly coated in the oil & seasoning. Be careful not to over season the meat as the Pan Searing Flour already has seasoning in it. Let the chicken marinate for 15-20 minutes. Place the strips on a large cutting board & lightly coat the chicken with the Pan Searing Flour.
In a large non-stick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon EVOO & add the garlic. Once the oil is hot, place the chicken strips in the skillet. Let the chicken cook for about 3-5 minutes on each side or until the internal temperature is 165 degrees.
Once done, remove the chicken from the skillet & place on a paper towel lined plated to absorb any excess oil. These strips are great by themselves, or served as the entrée (as shown below) along with your favorite side dishes for dinner. Bon Appetit!