Cajun Fried Chicken Strips are super easy to make and full of cajun spices. You'll love this easy dinner and all that fried chicken will have you licking your fingers!
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Cajun Fried Chicken Strips

Cajun Fried Chicken Strips are super easy to make and full of cajun spices. You'll love this easy dinner and all that fried chicken will have you licking your fingers!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: cajun
Keyword: Cajun Fried Chicken Strips
Servings: 5 Servings
Calories: 291kcal

Ingredients

  • Vegetable Oil for Frying
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons cajun seasoning
  • 2 lb chicken tenders trimmed
  • 1 cup buttermilk

Instructions

  • Cover the bottom of a large heavy skillet with about 1/2 inch of oil. Heat oil to 350 degrees (see cooking lesson below).
  • In a small dredging bowl combine panko bread crumbs with onion powder, garlic powder, oregano, basil, thyme, peppers, paprika, and salt. Small cake pans make great for dredging.
  • Pour the buttermilk into a small bowl.
  • Working one at a time, dip the chicken into buttermilk and then into bread crumbs to coat. Place carefully into the hot oil. Cook the chicken in batches as the skillet shouldn't get too crowded.
  • Cook for 2 to 3 minutes and then flip, cooking for an additional 2 to 3 minutes. Chicken should have a golden brown exterior and should be cooked all the way through.
  • Remove from skillet and drain on a paper towel-lined plate.

Notes

HOMEMADE CAJUN SEASONING:
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon white pepper
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
1/2 teaspoon salt

Nutrition

Calories: 291kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 42g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 121mg | Sodium: 350mg | Potassium: 823mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 30.3% | Vitamin C: 2.6% | Calcium: 9.3% | Iron: 10.2%