Spicy Chicken Strips Recipe

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Spicy Chicken Strips Recipe


Chicken strips, also known as chicken tenders or chicken fingers, have become a popular dish enjoyed by people of all ages. These tasty and versatile pieces of chicken have a fascinating history that traces back to the early 20th century.

The exact origins of chicken strips are not precisely documented, but it is believed that they emerged in the United States. One popular theory suggests that chicken strips were first introduced in the 1950s or 1960s. As fast food chains started to gain popularity, the demand for convenient and easily portable chicken dishes grew.

The concept of chicken strips was likely inspired by the traditional British dish known as “chicken goujons” or “chicken dippers.” These were thinly sliced strips of chicken coated in breadcrumbs and deep-fried. American cooks and chefs modified this idea to create a version of chicken strips that would appeal to the American palate.

Chicken strips are typically made from boneless, skinless chicken breast or tenderloins. They are cut into long, thin strips and coated with a seasoned breading mixture. The breading can vary from simple breadcrumbs to more elaborate combinations of spices and herbs, depending on personal preferences. The chicken strips are then cooked by frying, baking, or grilling.

The popularity of chicken strips soared in the late 20th century and continues to this day. They are commonly found on menus at fast food restaurants, casual dining establishments, and even in home kitchens. Chicken strips are often served with various dipping sauces like barbecue sauce, honey mustard, ranch dressing, or buffalo sauce, further enhancing their flavor.

In recent years, the culinary world has seen the rise of spicy chicken strips, like the ones you made on the griddle. These variations incorporate spicy seasonings or hot sauces into the breading mixture or as a marinade, adding a fiery kick to the dish. The popularity of spicy chicken strips reflects the growing demand for bold and flavorful foods.

Overall, the history of chicken strips is a testament to the ever-evolving nature of cuisine, adapting to people’s tastes and preferences over time. From humble beginnings, chicken strips have become a beloved food item, enjoyed as a snack, appetizer, or main course by countless individuals around the world.

Spicy Chicken Strips Ingredients

Spicy Dipping Sauce Ingredients

Spicy Chicken Strips Prep Instructions

  • Slice your chicken breast in half the long way and then slice each half into 3 strips.
  • Place chicken strips in buttermilk and hot sauce and place in fridge for 2 hours
  • While chicken strips are in the fridge prepare your dredging station
  • In 1 bowl combine flour, cayenne pepper and hot honey hog
  • In 1 bowl add your eggs
  • In 1 bowl add your bread crumbs

Spicy Dipping Sauce Instructions

  • In a bowl add your mayo, hot sauce, black pepper, pickle relish, garlic powder and onion powder and give a good mix
  • Place in fridge for at least 1 hour

Cooking Instruction

  • Pre head your griddle to 300 degrees and give it a good coating of oil
  • Take your chicken strip and coat it in your flour, then your eggs and then your bread crumbs
  • Place on griddle and repeat this process until all your chicken strips are on the griddle 
  • Flip your chicken strips once a golden crust had formed and then frequently thereafter until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees
  • Remove from griddle and place on a plate to cool down
  • Once cooled, dip chicken strips in your spicy dipping sauce and enjoy!

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