Our sweet little girl turned 5 last week. (My how time flies!) For her birthday meal, she requested none other than her favorite food…Chicken Strips! Yes, I have a degree in wellness and my daughters favorite food is fired chicken strips. My professors are cringing now. lol.
There is a great story behind this chicken strip recipe. It comes from my husband’s Grandma Betty. Grandma Betty was such a sweet and Godly woman. We had the privilege of being their neighbors for the last two years of her life…it is a time that my family will treasure always. Back to the recipe, it’s simple and delicious. In fact, Grandma Betty taught me to make them herself. It’s one of those memories that sticks with you. I had never fried much of anything before (well, I take that back, I would fry up some frozen French fries in my parents Fry Daddy when I was in high school for an afternoon snack. ha!) Grandma Betty and I were standing in the kitchen making homemade chicken strips, mashed potatoes and sweet corn off the cob. As she was teaching me to fry the chicken strips I mentioned “it’s a little humbling to be in my 30’s and learning how to fry chicken” to which Grandma Betty replied, “I never thought I would be teaching a wellness professional how to fry food.” We had a good, long and hard laugh. Doesn’t matter what stage of life you are in, it’s always filled with humbling and surprising moments for sure!
The above picture is Grandma Betty holding Anna while talking to Thomas when we first brought her home from the hospital. It is one of my favorite pictures, as Grandma Betty passed away just a few months later. My husband and I always talk about how Anna and Grandma Betty would have been the best of friends. They both love tea (or tea parties for my 5 year old), playing games and following rules. Not forgetting to mention Grandma Betty had pink carpet in her house, which of course is our little one’s favorite color.
If you have a kiddo who loves chicken strips or you just want a quick and delicious meal the whole family will love, give this recipe a try.
- 1 whole boneless chicken breast
- Flour for dredging
- Oil for frying
- Chicken strip gravy
- 2 T flour
- 1 cup milk
- season as desired
- Slice boneless chicken breast into 1½" strips
- Dredge in flour in fry in hot oil approximately 5 minutes on each side.
- Remove and keep hot
- Add 2 T flour to remaining oil in skillet and 1 cup milk, cook until thickened