Extra Crispy Chicken Strips

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This chicken is super crispy and SUPER easy!  My secret ingredients are Dill Weed and Sharp Cheddar!  The dill weed gives the chicken a savory/sour taste which marries well with the other spices.  The sharp cheddar actually adds a next level crispiness to the crust of the chicken!     😀

If you have a some chicken in the fridge and a dream in your heart you can make these in a flash!  Whip up some of my homemade honey mustard to dip these crispy tenders in and you will be the hero of the kitchen!  🙂

Though there’s only a small chance that you will have left overs you can make the best chicken sandwiches out of these strips the next day!  My husband and I thought the sandwiches were even better than just the tenders alone!  It tastes like Gourmet Chick-fil-A.  Grab some sweet bakery buns and lather them in butter and toast them.  Then lay the chicken strips on the bottom bun and top with a heaping spoonful of the homemade honey mustard.  Add some pickles and romaine and you have one heck of a chicken sandwich! 🙂

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Ingredients:

– boneless skinless tenders or 2 large chicken breasts sliced into tenders

-chili powder

-dill weed

-cayenne

-garlic powder

-salt & pepper

-1 tbsp Tabasco sauce or other hot sauce

-2 eggs

-flour

-seasoned bread crumbs (I like Italian and I add fresh basil)

-1/2 cup finely shredded Sharp Cheddar

Directions:

Tenderize the chicken so that is its thin and flat.

Season chicken with all the dry ingredients on both sides.  Cayenne is totally optional if you aren’t a fan of hot spices.

Let the chicken marinate if you have time for 30 minutes to 8 hours.

Heat oil in a cast iron skillet to about 375*F.  Fill the skillet so that it’s about 1 inch full of oil.

Set up a 3 bowl station:

Bowl 1= Flour

Bowl 2= Beaten Egg and Tabasco

Bowl 3= Bread Crumbs and Cheese, mixed

Batter the chicken in the flour, then the egg, and finally the bread crumbs and cheese.

Fry in batches of 3-4 for about 4-5 minutes a piece.  These will cook fast because we beat them thin.  🙂

Serve immediately with fresh homemade HONEY MUSTARD!

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