Thursday, May 6, 2010

Chicken Strips with Homemade Honey BBQ

Making your own chicken strips is easy and skip all the crazy long unpronounceable ingredients.  They are freezer friendly and re-heat easily.  Great cold for lunches too.  Want nuggets?  Cut up the chicken a little smaller and fry it up just the same.

Chicken Strips with Homemade Honey BBQ                                    Printable Recipe

1-1/4 cups ketchup
1/3 cup white vinegar
1/4 cup molasses
1/4 cup honey
1 teaspoon liquid smoke
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon plus a dash onion powder
Dash red cayenne powder
Dash garlic powder
Dash cumin

1 egg, beaten
1 cup milk
2 cups all-purpose flour (or Jovial Einkorn flour)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

Chicken wing pieces or you can use cut up chicken/turkey breast or tenders OR bake prebreaded frozen chicken tender/wings

Canola oil for frying

Combine the sauce ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir until ingredients are well combined and bring to a boil. Then reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 15 to 20 minutes. It will thicken as it cool. Keep in fridge.

Heat oil to 350 degrees in a deep fryer.

Combine the beaten egg with the milk in a small bowl. In another small bowl, combine the flour, salt, and pepper.

Dip each piece of chicken first in the flour mixture...
then into the milk and egg mixture...
and back into the flour.
Arrange chicken on a plate until each one is coated with batter.
Fry the pieces for 9 to 12 minutes or until light golden brown. My self cut tenders were thinner, I think I did about 5-6 minutes.
Drain on paper towels or a rack.
Drizzle or dip in the honey bbq sauce. Awesome cold out of the fridge!

Gluten free version!! *I found I didn't use as much coating with this so start off with 1 cup of GF flour.  You can always add more to your breading dish if you need to.

Also works great with Jovial Einkorn flour!!


  1. Hi Jenny, This looks really good, and I know that my grandsons will be thrilled with this dish -- and I will definitely be making your bbq sauce recipe. Thanks so much for sharing this with Foodie Friends Friday Chicken Recipe party this week.

    Joanne/WineLady Cooks

  2. Sounds FABULOUS! For a variation: Use the same method for flouring and frying, but cut the raw chicken tenders into smaller pieces before coating. Instead of bbq sauce, heat honey with butter and pecan halves. Serve chicken drizzled in honey-pecan sauce. Serve with steamed broccoli or other favorite veggies. You will be happy you did!