So, my husband is not a chicken guy. He’s a real red meat and potatoes kind of man and its taken him quite awhile to come around to liking chicken. He’s also very picky on the kind he will eat, it has to be 100% trimmed and no bones in sight. We tried a few months back, KFC’s boneless fried chicken and he really enjoyed it! So, when I came across this chicken recipe claiming to be “KFC’s secret recipe” I knew I had to give it a shot!
It actually turned out really well, especially for being baked in the oven and not tossed into a deep fryer. The smell of oil permeating through the house really makes my stomach churn and I try and stay away from cooking fried foods at home as much as possible. So this recipe really appealed to me, and it was a hit with our little one too!
* 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into strips or you can just buy chicken tenderloin strips
* 1/2 tsp. salt
* 1 tbsp. season salt
* 3/4 tsp. pepper
* 1 cup flour
* 2 tsp. paprika
* 1/2 stick of butter (for melting in the bottom of the pan)
Place thawed chicken breasts/strips into a bowl and cover with milk. I know it sounds gross but just trust me! Let the chicken soak for 20-30 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 400F. Mix the dry ingredients in a large ziploc bag and coat each strip with the mixture. Put your butter in an 8×11 inch baking dish and pop in the oven for a few minutes, until the butter is completely melted and is coating the bottom of the dish. Remove your dish and place your coated chicken strips into the dish, side by side.
Cook for 20 minutes and then flip your strips and cook for another 20 minutes. Check for done ness, the chicken should be a beautiful golden brown color! Serve with BBQ sauce, ranch, or any other favorite dipping sauces.
I’ve made this dish twice now, this last time I just did whole breasts but Josh preferred the strips, so I’ll make those next time.