These are just like the ones served at restaurants and there great to serve at a get together although you will need to increase the amounts if you are feeding a crowd, I use Heinz hickory-flavor BBQ sauce but any brand will do as long as it is hickory flavor, if you like some heat then add in 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper to the flour mixture, serve with fries and coleslaw :)---- these are *very* good, I have made them many times.
- 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken, cut into strips
- 2 3⁄4 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon salt or 1 teaspoon seasoning salt
- black pepper
- 1 cup buttermilk
- vegetable oil (for deep frying)
HONEY BBQ SAUCE
- 1 cup hickory flavored barbecue sauce (Heinz is good)
- 1⁄4 cup water
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 tablespoon ketchup
- 1⁄2 teaspoon liquid smoke
- For chicken strips: Mix flour, salt and pepper in a bowl; set aside.
- Place buttermilk in a separate bowl.
- Heat the oil for frying.
- Dip chicken strips in flour, then in buttermilk, and then again in flour.
- Place in hot oil (the temperature should read 375 degrees).
- Never crowd the chicken strips in the oil, fry only a few at a time until lightly golden brown Remove strips from oil; drain on paper towel.
- To make sauce: place all sauce ingredients in a small saucepan, mix thoroughly, and simmer on low heat for about 20 minutes; cool slightly.
- Dip one chicken strip in sauce at a time; place on baking sheet that has been sprayed with non-stick spray.
- Place the chicken strips on a 350 degree oven.
- Bake for 20 minutes.
- Serve with french fries.