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Easy Chicken Strips Recipe (Giant Chicken Nuggets)

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
You can serve these chicken strips so many ways! Dip them in sauce as an appetizer, serve them next to mashed potatoes for dinner or use them as chicken sandwich patties.
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $6-$7
Servings: 8 pieces

Ingredients

  • 2 large chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • salt & pepper
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup bread crumbs I used Italian Style
  • Oil to Saute

Instructions

  1. Slice both chicken breasts in half so they are half their thickness then cut each piece again so you will have a total of 8 pieces. Place chicken pieces on a cutting board, cover with plastic wrap and use a meat mallet to pound it into uniform 1/4"-thickness.
  2. Set up 3 shallow dishes. In the first, combine 1/2 cup flour with 1/2 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp black pepper. In the second dish, whisk together 2 eggs. In the third dish, place 3/4 cup bread crumbs.
  3. Lift a piece of chicken by piercing a corner with a fork (this keeps your hands clean and allows for easy dipping/turning). Dip chicken into flour, shaking off excess then dip both sides into beaten eggs and finally into the breadcrumbs, turning a couple times to coat well.
  4. Heat a large non-stick pan over medium heat. Add enough oil to generously coat the bottom of the pan (about 3 Tbsp). Once oil is hot, slide in a piece of chicken and saute for 3-4 minutes per side, turning once. Chicken should be cooked through with a golden brown crust. Remove chicken to a plate lined with papertowels. Repeat with remaining chicken adding more oil as needed.

Recipe Notes

You can cut them into strips or nuggets if you wish, but smaller pieces will take a little longer to bread.
You can use panko instead of Italian breadcrumbs if you want a crispier crust.
If you don't have a meat mallet, use the back of a small sauce pan.