Fried Chicken Strips
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Chicken strips are an easy addition to a salad, wrap, sandwich or just to dip in a sauce! Thinly sliced chicken breasts are breaded with seasoned flour and quickly fried to a golden brown.

Fried Chicken Strips

I like to serve a big salad for dinner and I have found that adding protein to the salad helps us to feel full longer.  Lately I've been frying up chicken strips for salads and we love them!  I have avoided making “chicken fingers” or “chicken nuggets” because usually my kids just wouldn't eat them since they weren't overly-processed and they usually take a lot of work to make  But these strips are quick and the kids gobble them up. I learned quickly to make twice as many as I needed for the salad.

Fried Chicken Strips

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Preparation 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon seasoned salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon parsley flakes
  • 1/4-1/3 cup coconut or grapeseed oil for frying


  1. In a large bowl that has a cover, combine flour and seasonings. Whisk to combine.
  2. Slice chicken breasts in to 1" strips, slicing as thinly as possible. It helps to leave the chicken just a tiny bit frozen.
  3. Put 1/3 of the chicken breast strips in to the bowl. Cover and shake.
  4. Put another 1/3 of chicken in to bowl (leaving the covered chicken in there). Cover and shake.
  5. Put remaining chicken in bowl (leaving the covered chicken in). Cover and shake.
  6. Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium high heat.
  7. Fry chicken strips (in batches if needed).
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 2368kcal Calories from fat 804
% Daily Value
Total Fat 89g 137%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Transfat 0g
Cholesterol 662mg 221%
Sodium 2721mg 113%
Carbohydrate 151g 50%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 1g
Protein 225g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g
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