Copycat recipes are always fun to follow along and see if they match up to the original. This KFC style crispy chicken strip is a copycat recipe by Spice Eats on YouTube. I’ve always had trouble making the great breading for fried chicken because I would be scared I would undercook the chicken. For some reason, it would arrive out too thick or clumpy. However, this recipe seems so simple and it was a great video to follow along with. I love how Spice Eats included the instructions on-screen with the cooking process. I would make this KFC crispy chicken strips recipe spicier by adding cayenne and black pepper to the breading.
- 2 large chicken fillets (Boneless chicken strips)
- 2 cups Buttermilk
- 2 tsp Hot sauce
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- 2 cups All-purpose flour (Maida)
- 2.5 tsp Salt
- 3/4 tsp White Pepper
- 1 tsp Chilli powder
- 1/4 tsp Garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp Baking powder
- 2 large Eggs
- pinch of salt
- Refined oil for deep frying
First, wash and pat the chicken fillets and cut them into strips. Marinate the chicken strips with the buttermilk, hot sauce, and salt. Mix well and let this sit for an hour.
Next, make the breading in a large container or baking dish. Once finished, take out one strip at a time from the marinade and place it on the baking dish. Coat it evenly with the flour and take it out and place it in the egg mixture. Repeat the layers of breading and evenly coat the chicken strips with the flour.
I love crispy chicken strips in general, and the breading from KFC is flavorful. I love recreating recipes that are copycats of other restaurants because it challenges me to see if it does arrive close to the original ones. This recipe made me decide that I want to make this for dinner because they look so crispy with a kind golden color.