I just want to share with you a faster way to cook moist and delicious paleo chicken strips – this time frying them instead of baking them.
I came up with my original baked chicken strips recipe nearly 2 years ago. It’s always been one of my favorite go-to chicken meals. Check it out if you like here: Paleo Chicken Strips with Honey Mustard Sauce.
The other day I was going to whip it up again for the hubs and I…but this time I thought I’d try frying the chicken strips instead of baking them. I figured it would work, and this way we wouldn’t have to wait 20 minutes while they’re roasting in the oven.
So instead of a baking sheet I grabbed my trusty iron skillet and heated up a 1/2-inch layer of coconut oil. (You could just as easily use avocado oil if you prefer your crust with a little less coconut taste.)
I dropped the coated strips into the hot oil and cooked them until they were golden brown on both sides.
My little experiment worked…these things were awesome fried! And they weren’t greasy at all…I just blotted them off a bit and they were still nice and crispy. I think you get a bit more flavor doing it this way too…so I’m giving this fried recipe a slight edge over the original baked version. And there’s no question it’s faster…your chicken strips will be done in minutes.
It’s up to you which cooking method you prefer – fried or baked. Either way I think the taste profile of these with the seasoning mix and the shredded coconut is really, really good.
And like the baked version, these paleo chicken strips make a fun meal for the kids.
Don’t forget the dipping sauce! We had my Tangy Paleo Barbecue Sauce with this batch and it’s probably the sauce your young ones would prefer.
But for more sophisticated palates, I still think my Paleo Honey Mustard Sauce is the best choice for this particular recipe. It’s only three ingredients and you can whip it up in under a minute, so that’s a big plus too.
That’s it peeps – just wanted to share a faster way to put awesome paleo chicken strips on your plate – fried this time instead of baked!